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05/03/2019Update on application situation
 Well, since my last update we have been fairly successful in sifting through the usual mass of applications received in the last 12 months, resulting in many donations made, albeit with many more being sidelined, regrettably, due to both the volume of competition and decreasing funds. And now, as we approach the end of our FY, we must once again ask for restraint in making further applications. So please as always watch out for another NEWS update later in the year when I hope to be able to be more encouraging.

Some reminders: we are authorised only to support projects from UK-registered charities (i.e. not NGO's or private individuals) working in the 3rd World; and please note that Bailey Mews in Cambridge is no longer my postal address, but from 2017 it has been 32 Beacon Rise, Cambridge CB5 8AX; preferably applications by email; and finally, apologies for not always being able to reply to applications due to time constraints!

Thanks as always for your patience.

Philip Gardam
Founding Trustee

31/08/2018Present position
 As I hoped in my last report at the end of 2017, we have during 2018 made an attempt to "catch up" with the spate of applications received in 2017 and the first part of 2018. However, there still remain many projects worthy of our support which will use up our present funds by end-2018. So please can we have yet another break in the submission of applications until the beginning of 2019 when we hope more funds will become available to us from year-end interest receipts.

Sorry, but these are the realities of managing a trust which is now well-known for supporting valid and valuable aid projects.

Thanks to all as usual for your patience with our regular pleas for restraint!

Philip Gardam
Founding Trustee

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