Who we are Our Partners Our partners Amigos is proud to be supported by a number of businesses and organisations, both locally and nationally. Together, with our fantastic partners, we are seeing the lives of vulnerable Ugandans transformed. These partnerships are vital to our work and if you would like to partner with us financially, practically, or in any number of creative ways, please contact Phil by phone 01271 377664 or email. Find out how your business can get involved here. We would like to thank every single supporter for their generosity in partnering with us as together we seek to alleviate poverty in Uganda. Thank you! Here is a collection of some of our current corporate partners... Applegate based in Devon that has been supporting the work of Amigos for many years. 'We are proud to commit to regular contributions towards this worthwhile cause. Our employees can also support Amigos throughout the year in a variety of ways, including donating percentages of wage packages every month, paying to dress down and cake sales. We’d like to say a huge well done to Amigos for all of your work and thank you for the great opportunities you are giving us to support you.’ Brend Hotels are great supporters of Amigos and were instrumental in helping to fund the building of Kira Farm Development Centre. Between April 2006 and March 2010 the Brend Hotels ran a ‘check-out for change’ scheme at Carlyon Bay and the Royal and Fortescue Hotels. Guests were encouraged to donate an extra £1 per stay which was given to Amigos. Over the four years £30,392 was raised for Amigos which was used to help build Kira Farm. Amigos is proud to have been supported by British Airways Communities & Conservation Programme for over 5 years providing free flights to Uganda. Cope Seeds are a sales and marketing company of agricultural seeds and grain. They process a wide range of seeds both conventionally and organically which are marketed to wholesale and farmer customers throughout the UK. Cope Seeds generously give regular donations to Amigos. Amigos is extremely pleased to partner with an organisation which shares our vision of organic farming. Ed Peers Photography. Ed has been a supporter of Amigos for many years, regularly donating his time and expertise traveling to Uganda and photographing our projects. He is drawn to photographing people and meaningful moments and likes to document what he sees in an artistic, sensitive and authentic way. He loves inspiring people, capturing those moments in life, with sometimes bringing a tear to your eye. Freedom Church has supported Amigos from it's very concept. Freedom are a ‘needs led’ organisation recognising needs that are not being met for the vulnerable in the local community and do our best to fill the gap. They work working with a range of vulnerable groups including homeless people, those suffering from addiction issues, people with poor physical and mental health, debt and poverty and those who simply want to improve their health or improve their life skills. Global English is a company which sells online TEFL courses and is a fantastic support to Amigos. Global English donate 10% of all their profits to the work of Amigos and get involved in many areas of our work here in the UK, as well as visiting Kira Farm. Which means, every time you buy an online TEFL course from Global English you are also supporting the work that Amigos is running at Kira Farm. Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple, is delighted to partner with Amigos; practically, financially and prayerfully. Many of our members have visited Kira Farm Development Centre to experience first-hand the incredible impact of how lives are being changed from the inside out - a true demonstration of love in action. “Visiting Kira Farm for the first time was life-changing in so many ways,' says Lois Miles from the Grosvenor Youth Group. 'I went there with plans to make a difference, but found that the real difference was made in my life. The beautiful people and country have a huge place in my heart.” Joss Stone has been to Uganda twice with Amigos. Once to see what impact we were making. the other to open Kira Farm Development Centre. Joss has been a huge encouragement to us and by supporting our child sponsorship programme. Just Office, a retail outlet providing office supplies, kindly donates everything from office furniture to envelopes to Amigos. The support of Just Office makes a huge difference to our UK running costs and we're very grateful for their continued commitment. Kings Carpets are amongst our most committed and faithful supporters. They have been with us from the beginning and we are hugely grateful that they have come on this journey with us. Kings Carpets have played an integral role in the development of Amigos, donating many thousands of pounds, we simply wouldn't be where we are today without them. Philip J Milton & Company Plc, established in 1985, is proud to be one of the largest and most successful Independent Wealth Management firms in the West Country. ‘Having celebrated our thirtieth anniversary in 2015, the Company is looking forward to a new phase of growth, expansion and giving back where we can. We became an Official corporate sponsor of Amigos in early 2016 enabling us to do a little something by student sponsorship at Kira Farm and instilling the importance of education no matter the beginnings from where you hail. We look forward to our regular updates and seeing Kira Farm and the students go from strength to strength. We hope to enjoy such a relationship for many years to come, continuing our support for Amigos and hopefully encouraging other local businesses to do the same.’ Rotary clubs locally and internationally have been a huge support to Amigos over the years. We have won two substantial Rotary International grants, equipping Kira Farm Development Centre. Braunton and Tiverton clubs regularly sponsor Kira trainees, Ilfracombe club sponsor two children through our child sponsorship programme. We are proud to be associated with Rotary locally and internationally. Southgate Estates, an ethical estate agency based in Exeter, supports Amigos practically and financially. ‘When I visited Uganda and saw the life-changing projects Amigos is committed to I was completely overwhelmed by the difference a few pounds can make,’ says Laura Newall, Southgate Estates Director. ‘To stand on Kira Farm before the first students commenced their training was both a privilege and an inspiration. The small proportion of our fee which we send over to Uganda really does help transform the lives of those less privileged than ourselves!’ Toptown Printers has been incredibly supportive of Amigos since our inception. They have printed thousands of greetings cards, Christmas cards, newsletters and promotional resources, which over the years have added up to a huge saving in print costs. We’re extremely grateful to Toptown Printers and their dedicated workforce for great print, which enables us to communicate to our supporters effectively. Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple, feels privileged to support the ongoing work of Amigos. Members of the church have visited their projects and seen first-hand the life changing impact that Kira Farm, Child Sponsorship and the Community Development programmes are making in the lives of so many people who would otherwise have little opportunity to break out of the cycle of poverty. Not only do Amigos offer practical support, they also bring a message of hope through their love and commitment to Jesus Christ. World First is a market-leading, international payments company who have supported Amigos in a number of different ways. 'Travelling to Uganda twice with a group of World Firsters to see first-hand the difference that Amigos is making was an unforgettable experience,' says Aimee Adams. ‘The whole business has loved being involved with fundraising efforts and several people at World First have gone on to cement that relationship by sponsoring children and raising £1000s. We all feel very privileged to have been able to lend our support to such a wonderful charity in some small way.' World First generously supports two Kira Trainees annually.