Stand By Me

Gifts of hope

Monday, 04 November 2019

Our Gift Catalogue is a great means of blessing our children but it is also a special way for you to buy a meaningful gift for a loved one. Having purchased an item, we will send you a gift card with a space for you to write a personal message, explaining that you have bought a gift for a child on their behalf. These gifts will empower our kids to dream big and hope for more.


3 ways to give your sponsored child a happy Christmas

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Christmas is a great time of year where many of us enjoy sending cards or giving gifts to those we love. For sponsors who see their sponsored children as part of their own family, you can do the same for them and give them a very happy Christmas.

HIV Food Programme replaces worry with hope

Ethiopia Thursday, 10 October 2019

15 year old Sena is kind and thoughtful, full of potential and, just like every child, deserving of a bright future. But Sena is living with HIV, causing her to worry. Today Sena is healthy thanks to the life-changing HIV Food Programme. She tells us how the programme has taken away her worries and helped her feel happy again. 

A small school makes a big difference

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

On a fresh summer day in June 2019, Longstone Primary School took on the massive challenge of collectively running a marathon. From the little legs of the Primary 1’s to the confident strides of the Primary 7’s, everyone played their part in raising money to help provide school meals for our kids in Ethiopia.

Jeeva reaches Everest Base Camp

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

We couldn't do what we do without the support of amazing fundraisers like Jeeva who use their energy, skills, time and motivation to fundraise for our kids. Jeeva tells us about her Everest challenge and why she chose the children of Stand by Me to fundraise for. 

How to help Stand by Me kids when you shop with Amazon

Monday, 09 September 2019

Do you love an opportunity to raise donations for our Stand by Me kids at no extra cost to you (or to us)? When you shop at Amazon through their new charity platform AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases directly to Stand by Me. 

Hannah, Shally and Martha receive great results

Myanmar, Sunday, 08 September 2019

We are proud that three of our students at the Yangon Children’s Village passed their grade 10 matriculation exams, graduating from High School.

Ella climbs Ben Wyvis

Saturday, 07 September 2019

We’re thankful for amazing people like Ella, caring for our kids and doing something to make their lives better. Ella took on a big challenge to climb a munro and chose Stand by Me to benefit from her efforts after hearing about our work through her school.

20 years of caring for kids in Romania

Romania, Friday, 06 September 2019

Rescuing 10 girls from neglect in state orphanages in Romania 20 years ago was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Cami tells us what it’s like to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the House of Hope.

Simon's Manchester Marathon funds teachers

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

This year, Simon signed up to run the Manchester Marathon. This was to be his first marathon and double the distance he had ever run in his life. Simon sponsors a child with Stand by Me and knew that the money he raised was going to help those that needed it most through funding teachers' salaries. 

The start of an excellent education

Myanmar, Thursday, 20 June 2019

This year we are proud that 20 of our children from the children’s village started their academic year at private school. The children are attending school daily, working hard and learning to pass their national exams. When they reach the end of their education, we are confident they will achieve well.

Samrawit’s birthday in her new home

Ethiopia, Thursday, 20 June 2019

Sadly tragedy and unexpected loss are all too common for children in Bekoji. The Stand by Me Bekoji Children’s Village was built to care for children just like Samrawit, orphaned, abandoned and in need of a loving family. We welcomed her into our girls’ home after the death of her father and she immediately fitted in.

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