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Send a Cow
Namwitsula Widows Dairy Cow project in Kenya – supported between 2004 and 2007 by a £4,500 donation from Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment.

This is a breakdown of the monies we have donated via the Ten-Percent Foundation since we started back in 2000. It is quite an eclectic mix! Some are local charities, others are sports clubs, law related or charities nominated, run or supported by our clients and candidates. If you are thinking of asking us for a donation it should give you an idea of the type of project we have supported.

 

 

Our criteria for donations are as follows:

  1. The charity deals with a range of work that appeals to us.
  2. The charity has no ulterior motive – eg religious teachings or political leanings.
  3. The charity appears to do some good and does not just hoard money or spend it frivolously.
  4. The charity pays its staff a reasonable and not excessive level of remuneration. For us the level is £75,000 as an absolute maximum. We do not believe a charity, which by definition is dependent on donations and support from the general public, should be paying staff a higher salary than this level and we would only ever expect to see 1 or 2 members of staff on salaries of more than £60,000 in very large charities.
Students at the St Johns Seminary
Yunice, Elizabeth, Elizabeth and Jonas – students directly sponsored by Ten Percent in 2016.

2000-2001

  • £500 – Rainbows Childrens Hospice, Leicester.

2003

  • £1,500 Stoke on Trent – supporting the work of a Youth Worker in the community.
  • £2,500 – Send a Cow, Africa. – Namwitsula Widows Dairy Cow project in Kenya.

2005

  • £2,500 – Wateraid, Africa. Providing water, sanitation and hygiene education in Eastern Ghana.

2006

  • £750 – Wateraid, Africa. as above.
  • £500 – Youth Club in Kirkby, Merseyside.
  • £600 – Clwyd Riding for the Disabled, Flintshire – sponsoring the upkeep of a horse.
  • £1,000 – LawCare (advice and help for alcoholic, stressed and depressed lawyers). Paying for a newsletter highlighting their work.
  • £1,000 – The Parkinsons Society, East Midlands. Paying for a carers’ conference in the West Midlands.
  • £1,000 – Send a Cow, Africa. as above.
  • £1,000 – Stroke Association, West Yorkshire – in memory of Thelma Scott.
  • £900 – Cecilys Fund, Africa. Paying for 60 orphans in Zambia to attend primary school for one year.
  • £400 – National Childbirth Trust, Ruthin. £400 to fund the purchase of mats for the weekly playgroup.

2007

  • £500 – The Parkinsons Society, East Midlands – in support of former trustee John Fagan.
  • £1,000 – LawCare – as above.
  • £2,500 – Mikwano – paying for primary school education in Uganda.
  • £1,000 – Send a Cow, Africa
  • £600 – Clwyd Riding for the Disabled
  • £500 – Stroke Association, West Yorkshire – in memory of Thelma Scott.
  • £75 – National Childbirth Trust, Ruthin – to pay for a piece of play equipment.

2008

  • £1,000 – Law Care – as above.
  • £2,000 – Mikwano – as above.
  • £600 – Clwyd Riding for the Disabled – as above.
  • £1,000 – Stroke Association, West Yorkshire – in memory of Thelma Scott
  • £100 – National Childbirth Trust, Ruthin.
  • £300 – Maeshafn Cricket Club – towards the purchase of equipment.
  • £2,000 – Childrens Heart Foundation – at the request of Pete and Anna Gresty.
  • £4,000 Clatterbridge Cancer Trust – in memory of Dave ‘Bomber’ Moore (NB: this figure is based on our records of having two cheques issued to Clatterbridge for £2,000 each – not clear from our records if both cheques were cashed.. A recurring issue in donations – see below for Great Ormond Street).

2009

  • £3,000 – The Parkinsons Society, East Midlands – in support of former trustee John Fagan.

2010

  • £2,500 British Red Cross – general support.
  • £2,000 Merlin – supporting their medical work.
  • £343 Cylch Meithrin, Prion, Denbighshire. Funding the provision of a one-to-one carer to ensure that one severely disabled child and one partially sighted child could attend a playgroup in a fairly remote Denbighshire village.

2013

  • £6,000 Citizens Advice Bureau – supporting outreach work in Essex.
  • £500 Alder Hey – general support.
  • £300 Skegness Round Table – at the request of Hodgkinsons Solicitors, Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment clients.
  • £3,000 Merseyside Welfare Rights – supporting their work generally.

2014

  • £300 Knowsley Domestic Violence – funding DIY kits.
  • £150 Hounds for Heroes – assisting in the general costs – at the request of a candidate linked to the charity.
  • £200 Maeshafn Cricket Club – purchasing equipment.
  • £100 Halkyn Cricket Club – part-funding the renewal of the astro-turf wicket.

2015 (letters of thanks received from the charities can be viewed here)

  • £500 Great Ormond Street (request of Fullers Family Law Solicitors in Northampton – the 100th member of Ten-Percent Unlimited – www.tenpercentunlimited.co.uk). Cheque issued, posted to Great Ormond Street and not entirely sure why but its never been cashed! We wrote to Great Ormond Street in 2016 to point this out and got no response..
  • £1,000 Knowsley Domestic Violence Service (general support)
  • £300 Centre 63, Merseyside (Youth Centre in the Kirkby area)
  • £100 Unicef (general support)
  • £60 Chester Zoo. Supporting the work of the zoo with the conservation of Red Pandas.
  • £1,000 LawCare (planned ongoing commitment).
  • £300 Y Care International. Supporting the work being carried out by Julie Olusegun.
  • £500 British Stammering Association. Supporting the charity’s work with young people affected by stammering.
  • £500 Ace of Clubs (suggested by Hanne & Co)
  • £200 Standalone (supporting estranged adults).
  • £100 Hughes Syndrome Foundation. Creating a new GP learning module.
  • £200 Time Out Group (suggested by Chafes).
  • £2,200 St Johns Seminary, Tanzania (providing the funding for 5 students to attend school). Planned ongoing commitment.

2016 (article on our decision making for 2016 here)

  •  £721.71 to Northop Hall Girls FC (donation to fund equipment purchases for under 8s, 12s, and 14s).
  • £1,000 LawCare (restricted donation to support their work with bullying in the legal profession).
  • £2,200 Kilimatinde Trust (restricted donation to fund the schooling for 5 children for 12 months).
  • £1,000 Ace of Clubs (restricted donation to assist with the running of their laundry and kitchen – nominated in 2015 by Hanne & Co).
  • £2,500 to Centre 63 (restricted donation to support the renewal of their IT system) – article here on our visit to them.
  • £2,500 to The First Step (restricted donation to part fund their domestic violence perpetrator project) – article here on our visit to them.
  • £500 to Unlock (restricted donation to maintain their helpline).
  • £2,000 to the British Stammering Association (restricted donation to run their education helpline for 2 months).
  • £500 to Reprieve (restricted donation to support the operation of their office).
  • £100 to Halkyn Cricket Club (restricted donation to support youth cricket).

2017 – full details of the charities and donations here

  • £500 to LawCare (details awaited)
  • £1,000 to Ace of Clubs (restricted donation to assist with the running of their laundry and kitchen).
  • £500 to Reprieve (restricted donation to support the operation of their office).
  • £500 to Unlock (restricted donation to maintain their helpline).
  • £2,000 to British Stammering Association (restricted donation to run their education helpline for 2 months).
  • £2,200 to the Kilimatinde Trust (restricted donation to fund the schooling for 4 children for 12 months).
  • £2,500 to Centre 63 (restricted donation to support IT costs)
  • £2,500 to The First Step (restricted donation to go towards securing homes where domestic violence has occurred)
  • £500 to Liverpool Diocese (restricted donation to specifically fund a trip for deprived children to the USA).
  • £1,000 to The Cure Parkinsons Trust (towards a Lixisenatide trial)
  • £1,000 to Flying High Trampolining, Denbigh (restricted donation towards the purchase of a trampoline).