In celebration we would like to thank all the volunteers and supporters who have shared our vision, and made our first year as a charity such a success. We are pleased to present a brief summary of what we have achieved together. As we enter our second year as a small but growing charity, we look forward to further collaborations and to building on this success!
Inspired by the message of peace and humanitarian work of US based non-profit public foundation The Prem Rawat Foundation, Peace Partners was established to support efforts to further the impact of their unique programmes. These include initiatives to provision clean air and water, nutritious food and personal peace, and to develop effective partnerships with like-minded groups. Our main focus is the UK, although our commitment is to make a difference anywhere we can. Read more about our aims here: www.peacepartners.co.uk/about-us
Our achievements together this year
Donations and Fundraising
donations have been received from independent fundraisers as well as individual supporters.
Waves of Change - peace and sustainability forum
The Crystal, Royal Victoria Docks, London 2nd July 2016
Event intro video clip
Inside Peace - movie screening and forum
May Fair Hotel, London 28th January 2017
Report and video clips
The team has enjoyed a number of creative collaborations this year which have led to partnership arrangements, which are essential to our work. For more information about the diverse groups we are pleased to work with in this way, visit our website partnership pages: www.peacepartners.co.uk/partnerships. Our partnership activity has also included our acceptance as signatories to the Bruxelles Declaration, also known as the Pledge to Peace, on 31st October 2016.
You can find out more about this initiative here: www.pledgetopeace.eu/the-pledge.
Throughout the year our website, eBulletin and social media presences have been refined and developed, and have been used to support our initiatives and to share information; suggestions for improvement are always very welcome.
Our recent AGM saw two of our founding trustees, Mary Dalgleish and Dorri Jones, step down, with our appreciation and thanks for all the work they have done in establishing us as an organisation and as a charity. We were delighted to welcome Jerry Stampfer, Barbara Andre and Nick Lloyd as new trustees, and wish them well in helping take us forward. Trustees receive no remuneration for the work they do for Peace Partners. The volunteer management team has expanded in the course of the year, and now comprises 12 people (in addition to our 4 trustees).
For more information about the team watch out for updates on our website page: www.peacepartners.co.uk/who-we-are. Last but not least, our wider team includes every single one of our supporters and volunteers!