At Quadrant, charity is very important to us. We want to use our success as a catalyst for making real change in the UK and around the world. We support a number of charities that are close to our hearts, whose details can be found below.
Oasis of Peace UK
Oasis of Peace UK supports Jewish and Palestinian Israeli citizens living together in peace. They challenge extremism and promote diversity, dialogue, education, and shared citizenship. Oasis of Peace is the English translation of the name of Neve Shalom (Hebrew) / Wahat al-Salam (Arabic). Founded by Bruno Hussar, it is situated midway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It is a community where Jewish and Palestinian Arab Israeli citizens have lived together in peace for the past 40 years. Together, they have a unique way of educating their children, teaching them in both languages about each other’s cultures, religions and traditions.
St Lukes Hospice
St Luke’s is the local hospice for Harrow and Brent. They care for people whose illnesses are no longer curable, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life during the final stages of their illness. They care for patients through their in-patient unit, out-patient clinics, and day care unit, as well as patients in their own homes through community and home care teams. Staff and volunteers provide a friendly and supportive environment in which everyone feels welcome. All of their services are offered free of charge.
Apex Trust promotes employment as a route out of offending for people with a criminal record. Their programmes help those with complex multiple needs to overcome the barriers they face in moving from dependency on welfare and crime to becoming self-sustaining members of communities. Additionally, Apex works extensively with employers providing specific expertise in relation to safe recruitment and selection.
Street Action is a volunteer-run charity that supports New Generation, a project that helps street children in Burundi, the second poorest country in the world. Burundi is a ‘forgotten nation’ of 10m people – it had a civil war and genocide like its neighbour, Rwanda, but without the publicity and subsequent foreign aid.
New Generation has been helping street children in the capital city, Bujumbura, for 16 years. It runs a centre where every day the children come for food, care and support. There are 40 children aged 4-18 in the Road to School program. Its outreach program visits hundreds of children on the streets, and it runs entrepreneurship and youth engagement programs designed to help older youth take the right path in life.
Karen Morris Memorial Trust
The Karen Morris Memorial Trust was set up in June 1999 to continue the fundraising initiative of a 23 year old student who passed away on 18th September 1998, just one year after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia. Since 1998 the KMMT has raised over £1,800,000, which has been used to set up and fund four ‘Karen’s Homes from Home’. These homes provide private accommodation for 13 families at the UK’s leading leukaemia hospitals at any one time so families can be together through dark times. The trust also funds a number of complementary treatments for haematology patients which would not otherwise be available.
Dreams Come True
Dreams Come True is a national children’s charity that works to enrich the lives of children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions aged between 2 and 21 years old.
Over the last 26 years, Dreams Come True has fulfilled the dreams of more than 5000 children and young people to meet their heroes, enjoy amazing experiences, visit special places and more. They also provide specialist items such as disability trikes, wheelchair swings, sensory equipment and technology.