‘Love a Child’ Foundation
‘Love a Child’ is a foundation set up by John Margetson to support children from poor areas of the world, who are refugees, abandoned, abused, exploited or orphaned.
‘John has now retired but stays in close contact with the charity. It is registered in United Kingdom and run by CEO Teresa Scully and the Trustees. We have co-ordinators and volunteers in the countries that we operate in working closely with our projects and representatives in many western countries, who are contacts that can pass on information about the foundation and help with fund raising.
The Board of Trustees are:
- Foluke Akinlose MBE
- Jakki Ballard, M.Sc., MBA, MCIPS
- Baroness Melissa de Haldevang
Our strict policy to be certain that all donations go directly to support the children and therefore great care is taken to vet all the people who might be responsible for the funds. This takes patience and time, which of course the children don´t have. It was set up as a non profit making organisation. We send all funds directly to each project and therefore directly to the children. The only costs not absorbed are bank charges and a small amount for printing, advertising and some travel expenses. However, our donors should be aware that as the foundation grows, it will probably be necessary to offset some further expenses against our income. A copy of our annual report and accounts are available to anyone who would like to receive them.
‘The foundation currently has projects in Nepal, India (Tibetan Refugees) and Myanmar. Please visit the relevant page to find out more about our work in individual countries.