Tsavo Water Update

Here at Global Angels we have had many years of success in affecting change in villages and communities throughout the world. Across Africa & Asia we have built schools, medical clinics and community centres. We have dug wells, drilled boreholes and built a water purification plant. We have empowered, educated and inspired. It is through the help of all our wonderful Angels that we have been able to do so. Over the last few months we have been gearing up in preparation for lots of brand new initiatives aimed at bringing empowerment and providing basic human rights to the disadvantaged …

Emergency School Feeding at Sasyeni School, Tsavo

Global Angels is thrilled to be able to support the people of Tsavo, through an emergency School Feeding Programme at Sasyeni Primary and Secondary School. This is benefiting 710 children attending the school, between the ages of 5-18. The 1 year programme means that each child receives a nutritious meal providing 60% of their daily food requirement, every school day. This simple but substantial meal consists of maize, beans, oil and salt. The children were very excited to see the trucks arrive to deliver the bags of food (check out the photos below)! The headteacher, Mr Thuku tells us that “Some of the …

Water in the Desert

Today, 800 million people do not have access to safe drinking water, that’s 1 in every 9 person on the planet! 37% of these people live in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Angels is currently providing water to over 123,000 people in remote and disadvantaged communities in Africa and Asia. The United Nations are focusing on the water-energy nexus and addressing inequities, especially for the ‘bottom billion’ who live in slums and impoverished rural areas. These communities are struggling to survive without access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, sufficient food and energy provision. This year, particular attention is being paid to leading …

Water in the Desert, The Tsavo Project, Kenya

When I was leading the Sept, 2014 Global Angels trip to the Tsavo Project in Kenya I was on one of the most exciting ventures I have been on as water has began to flow on the site where we have begun to build the foundation our new women’s community centre.  We are now able to pipe water to the huge water storage tanks. As we turned on the taps for the first time, the wild expressions of joy and gratitude shown on the women’s faces moved me to tears and the women began dancing , laughing and singing. Easier …

Women in Tsavo Get Water for Their Community Sept 2014

We have just returned from the most exciting trip to Tsavo, Kenya.   Here the poverty level is so great that women and children walk 10-15 kms every day just to collect water to drink. Water taken from very dirty pools shared with livestock and wild animals.       After months of work and generous donations from our supporters, water has begun to flow on the site where we have begun to build the foundation our new women’s community centre.  We are now able to pipe water to the huge water tanks we have placed on the property.  As we …

Molly Bedingfield Visits The Tsavo Project

  I’ve just arrived back from a very inspiring time in Kenya and Tanzania visiting projects. I’m often surprised at the level of poverty in locations of stunning beauty. I captured the amazing panoramic view in the photo below, looking out from the site of a new community centre that we are building in an area of desperate need. While on a Global Angels trip last year to Kenya to investigate new projects, I discovered a community with so little water, that women and children were walking 10-15km every day to bring water home to their families. After observing their …

The 2013 Global Angel Awards & Concert – Thank You!

CONCERT & AFTER PARTY The Global Angel Awards were amazing. What a night! We worked all year towards this event and so many people and companies joined forces with us to make the event such a great success. We have so much to celebrate. Having Natasha and Nicole Scherzinger headline the concert was a real highlight. My daughter Nikola, PP Arnold, Ha Anh Vu and Alistair James all gave stunning performances. Lighting and set design were donated by geniuses Jonathan Park, Simon Deary and Colin Payne and together with the amazing Roundhouse venue, the atmosphere created raised the bar once …

Global Awards 2013 In The Press

Check out the full articles by clicking on the links below. The Awards took place at the Roundhouse on 15 Nov 2013. DAILY MAIL Read full article here. EVENT MAGAZINE HELLO MAGAZINE Read full article here. HELLO DAILY NEWS Read article here. MY DAILY Read article here. OK! MAGAZINE Printed article THE EXPRESS Read full article here. DAILY EXPRESS Read article and watch video here.    

Molly Bedingfield, One Of UK’s Superwoman!

Women Changing the Business World Director Magazine asked some of the UK’s top business leaders to name the women who’ve had the biggest impact on their personal values and management style – Who has inspired them and influenced the way they approach their own leadership challenges? Molly, Founder of Global Angels, is thrilled to have been recognised, as many of the women are her own heroines and inspirations – amazing women such as Angelina Jolie, JK Rowling, Ruby Wax, Her Majesty the Queen and the incredibly brave and inspirational Malala Ysafzai!

Women Walk 15km A Day Water in Tsavo, Kenya

I’ve just returned from the Tsavo region of Kenya and am now even more driven with a new sense of purpose, after seeing women and children walking 10-20 km every day to fetch water for their families. While we were there, the small amount of water left in a man-made water hole literally dried up, and the struggle to get water to survive intensified for these people. As part of Global Angels community transformation program, we work amongst some of Africa’s most disadvantaged people to empower communities so that they begin to thrive family by family, community by community. Our …

Transforming In Community In Rural Uganda

Global Angels prides itself in helping whole communities living in poverty, and providing long term solutions. It’s always so encouraging to hear back from our partner projects and learn about the positive changes taking place, all made possible through public and corporate donations. In this particular village in Uganda, goat and pig-breeding programs are well underway, and the transformative impact on the families lives is immense. Just to tell one inspiring success story…..there is one family who owns a goat and are now able to send their child to school. Last year they had received a pig that had piglets, which in …

Transforming Faces Transforming Children’s Lives

16 Filipino children from remote island brave 10 hour bus trip to receive Cleft Lip and Palate reconstructive surgery. Cleft lip and palate operations so easily transform a child’s life and future, but families from San Jose island in the Philippines have a particularly difficult time accessing this support. Ten hours round-trip away from the nearest hospital, even aid workers rarely visit due to rebel group activity.  Pauline Curtis-Smith, working on the ground, has been a real hero working with these families in a dangerous setting. In November we sponsored 12 children, and this month a further 16, bringing us …

Molly and Nikola Step Up and skydive 15000 ft over Wanaka, New Zealand!

Global Angels Founder/CEO/resident daredevil Molly and her daughter and Global Angels Ambassador Nikola Bedingfield performed a skydive over Wanaka this week with the help of our amazing Ambassador Wendy Smith. Global Angels founder Molly Bedingfield and her daughter Nikola recently stepped up to the skydive challenge from 15000 feet above Wanaka. They have been travelling around to discuss the launch of Global Angels in New Zealand. Molly has returned to her home country of New Zealand to discuss the opportunity to launch the charity here, as we all know that so many New Zealander’s are keen to make a difference in the …

New Medical Clinics and Ambulances, Mucojo

In Northern Mozambique almost 1 in 5 children were dying before they reached their 5th birthday due to water borne disease and lack of access to basic medical care. Since 2006, we have been working with 16 remote communities to improve health and education. As this blog is posted, a nurse, with midwifery training, is being recruited to live within the new medical centre in Guludo.  The excited community are poised to make the finishing touches by building a toilet block together next week for their newly resident medical expert. The building project is led by Abacar, who you can …

Molly Bedingfield in the New Zealand Herald

We are so pleased that Molly has been featured in the New Zealand Herald during her recent trip. We look forward to bringing you more news of her trip and adventures in the comings.

Nine Children Receive Life Transforming Operations

As you will remember from our December newsletter, all the operations funded by your generous donations at the 2012 Global Angel Awards have now taken place. £230 covered the cost of the hare lip and/or cleft palate surgery operation for Grace, Venus, Ulses, Jade, Blas, Jhean, Mark and Melchizedek (pictured below) as well as aftercare and medication. These children live in Guerrilla controlled areas that aid workers are unable to access. With the support of our Angels we were able to provide them with accommodation and transport for themselves and a guardian so that they could make this 10hour round …

The 2012 Global Angel Awards In HELLO And OK! Magazines

It was great to see the Global Angels Awards in the media again this year. We are especially grateful to Hello! and OK! for writing such wonderful articles. Hello! featured us in their November 26th issue with Global Angel Ambassador, Joss Stone as well as Beverley Knight and Sandy Shaw taking the spotlight. It’s a brilliant piece that really demonstrates the highlights of the evening as well as the motivation behind it all, recognising the generosity that has made our work possible. Last week we were also in OK! in their Society Diary with Mark Moody. We would like to …

The 2012 Global Angel Awards & Concert – Thank You!

Friday 9th November saw the stars turn out for the second annual Global Angel Awards. Joss Stone, Beverley Knight, Lizzie Cundy and Lenny Henry were all amongst the famous faces in attendance at the event, held at The Brewery, London. The Global Angel Awards honour the philanthropic endeavors of some inspirational companies and individuals, who share the vision and passion of Global Angels; to make the world a safe and kinder place for all. It was wonderful to see the generosity of everyone involved in the evening, from the artists who donated their performances, our guests, and even the amazing …

Angels In Concert featuring Joss Stone, Beverley Knight, Sandie Shaw

We are so excited to present to you an Angels In Concert spectacular, headlined by Joss Stone and featuring Beverley Knight, Sandie Shaw, Dionne Bromfield, Joe Leader, Leigh Coleman and The Mama Stones House Band. . Please join us for The 2012 Global Angel Awards celebration, supported by Angel Ambassadors Tich and Raphaella at the exclusive pre-party for our concert only guests. Friday 9th November 2012 8pm – Midnight The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y4SD Dress Code: Cocktail with a Touch of Gold Funds raised will benefit the Global Angels Foundation You may like to join us for the …

Beverly Knight Confirmed To Perform at the 2012 Global Angel Awards!

Beverley Knight is now confirmed to join headliner Joss Stone for The 2012 Global Angel Awards. Joss will be hosting an Angels in Concert spectacular to round off the Angel Awards, bringing some of her amazing friends to perform alongside her on Friday 9th November at The Brewery, London. Beverley Knight MBE is the first artist announced to join Global Angels Ambassador Joss Stone on what will be an all-star lineup, and we are so excited to see them collaborate on stage. Like Joss, Beverley is a UK artist and is best known for songs such as ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’ …

Ambassador Bear Grylls Raises £1,000 for ‘M-eptember’

Adventurist and world-record holder Bear Grylls is such and amazing Angel Ambassador for Global Angels. He is always coming up with new ways to raise funds for our Water For Life campaign, such as paragliding over Mount Everest, commandeering a RIB through the treacherous North West Passage and pledging to donate the profits of his latest book to help those who desperately need it, providing safe drinking water. Bears most recent fundraising effort was just as amazing. Last week, he posted the above photo on his Twitter account, promising a £100 donation per best caption from his followers. The response …

Angel Runners Complete London 10k Run 2012!

Over 25 old and new Angel Runners alike took to the streets of London this Sunday 8th July, to run the London 10k Run for Global Angels. Along with over 25,000 other runners, the team ran over 6 miles past iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the London Eye, to raise funds for Global Angels projects worldwide. After our first ever 10k run in July 2011, Angels from last years team along with some brand members have been training hard and raising sponsorship for their chosen projects. Our Angel runners have raised £3,729.50 so far for causes including Trafficked …

Lions, giraffes, orphans, safe drinking water & the miracle of giving hearing!

Over the last few months I have been travelling almost constantly – to Switzerland, the US, Tanzania and Kenya following up projects and developing the Global Angels network. Visiting our projects is one of the most fulfilling parts of my life. I love seeing how the funds we’ve raised are directly resulting in thousands of people having the huge burden of struggling to survive lifted from their shoulders. It’s amazing to see the joy in their faces and also a few lions and giraffes on safari! The trip to Kenya and Tanzania was inspiring. Katherine Corich, Allan Guinan and I …

Medic Training in Burma – Graduation

Medic Training A growing number of skilled volunteers from the UK have given up their time over the last 8 years to train medics, dentists and midwives with the skills needed to relieve suffering and to care for vulnerable people in isolated and high-risk areas. Responding to the overwhelming need, Dr Stephen Nash (founder of Hope4TheWorld) has been taking volunteer training teams of doctors, nurses and dentists into the jungle since 2002, believing that the best way to tackle the extreme lack of medical care was to train local recruits as medics. In 2011, we have supported 26 second level …

Angel of the Week – Nick Firth’s Amazing 12 Hour Trek!

“My name is Nick Firth. I trekked for 12 hours in aid of Global Angels and raised $500 dollars between my school, family and neighbours. A 100% charity that supports this generation and the upcoming generations that have/will be effected by global warming. This is my attempt to do what I could to raise awareness and support Global Angels.” As you may know, every week on the Global Angels Facebook and Twitter pages we select an ‘Angel of the Week’. This might be an amazing fundraiser, one of our Ambassadors or Corporate Angels or just someone who has stood out …

‘One Drop’ is our first Charity Single Release with Global Angels Music!

Global Angels is very excited to announce the release of our brand new single ‘One Drop’ with Global Angels Music. This is our first charity release featuring Angel Ambassadors, KRYSTALROXX and Raphaella.  The ‘One Drop’ EP has a radio edit release, along with three remixes of the song available to buy; a Sky Adams Remix, an Extended Remix and an SOS Extended. Already it has had amazing underground success and reached number 12 in last week’s official Music Week Commercial Pop Chart! The single is in support of our Tsavo Water for Life Project, with all proceeds from the track going to providing …

The 2011 Global Angel Awards & Concert, An Amazing Night!

The annual Global Angel Awards were launched on Friday 2nd December, raising over £90,000 for the charity – What a spectacular event, hosted by Ambassadors Caroline Feraday and Tony Moore! The Awards, including an acoustic concert with Daniel Bedingfield, were followed by an Angels In Concert special hosted by Natasha Bedingfield and featuring Leona Lewis, Joss Stone and John Forte. The Awards allowed us to honour those outstanding Angels who have helped us achieve our vision in the past 6 years and winners included Ambassadors Bear Grylls, Bonita Norris and new Angel John Forte. The feedback from the evening has …

Angels In The Media

When  Global Angels is in the media it’s usually because because one of our Ambassadors has been on a trip to a project, like Natasha Bedingfield visiting street kids and child slaves in India; or  achieving a new record, like Bonita Norris becoming the youngest British woman to conquer Mt Everest; or Wendy Smith making a new world record in skydiving.  Other times it’s a Global Angels event like our US launch in Times Sq and Hard Rock launching their global Feed A Child partnership with Global Angels. Please check out the media articles to see when our Angels have …

Stories From Mucojo

We love sharing stories from our projects, and hope you all enjoy reading them! We recently gave you some updates from the Masai Mara in Africa – Today we are heading further South to Guludo, Mozambique and the Nema Foundation, (one of our partner projects) to tell you the story of Amina and orphan Facque Pira… Faque Pira lives with his half brother and sister-in-law in a small hut in the remote and rural village of Naunde, Northern Mozambique. His parents passed away in 2007 and 2009 from the same undiagnosed illness, most likely to be HIV/AIDS. Struggling to make …

Stories of Success in Kenya! Water For Life…

Global Angels currently provide water for around 6,000 people in tiny villages in a remote part of the Kajiado district of the Masai Mara and in Northern Kenya, where we have funded a water purification project for a community. Water is pumped from the River Thika to the purification plant and after being filtered and cleansed, safe clean water is pumped through pipes to the surrounding rural community. The following stories demonstrate the success of the project and the amazing new opportunities given to the communities through the increased water supply. Community members were having to walk up for 18km …

Global Angels & Cannes Lions Advertising Festival 2011

Global Angels was the nominated charity for this years Cannes Young Lions Film Competition. The competitors, who had already made it through tough competitions for their spot in this esteemed competition, had 48 hours to put together a 60 second advert for Global Angels ‘Step Up’ campaign. Molly Bedingfield, Global Angels’ founder, kicked off the competition by giving the Young Lions a brief on our Step Up campaign. The identity of the charity has been kept under wraps since early this year, to ensure the teams had no advantages or time to familiarize themselves with our style and branding. All …

Amy-Carter James of ‘Mucojo Project’ Wins Young Leader Award 2011

Our very own Angel Ambassador and founder of the Nema Foundation, Amy Carter-James, won the prestigious 2011 Young Leader Award at the International Hotel Investment Forum. Recognised as one of ‘the most respected entrepreneurs in the tourism industry,’ Amy achieved the award through her efforts with the Guludo Beach Lodge, of which she is co-owner with husband Neal. Guludo is a ‘responsible tourism’ initiative which enables the local community to work their way out of poverty, while providing a luxury resort for tourism. The Nema Foundation, a charity into which Global Angels has invested and continues to support, works in …

British London 10k Run, July 2011

A team of 30 ‘Angel Runners’ completed the British London 10k Run in support of Global Angels. On Sunday 10th July our team ran over 6 miles through the centre of London alongside 25,000 other runners, all sporting Global Angels t-shirts as they powered to the end. An amazing achievement for our whole team: Our fastest runners came in at 47 minutes from the guys (from Currency Solution’s Tien Tran) and 49 minutes from the girls (Sophia Anastasiadis). All of the runners finished in less than 1 hr 30 minutes: an amazing feat, especially on such a hot summers day! …

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami – 3 Month Report

(Photo: Reuters)   On 10 March 2011 an 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the north east coast of Japan, triggering a massive tsunami which flattened coastal cities. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor was also damaged, prompting a large scale evacuation. Over 15,000 were confirmed dead, over 9,000 missing and many more injured. It is reported that as many as 100,000 children were uprooted from their homes and some separated from their families. “In the 65 years after the end of World War II, this is the toughest and the most difficult crisis for Japan” – Naoto Kan (Japanese Prime Minister) Global …

Global Angels & Cannes Lions Advertising Festival – Meet The Winners!

Global Angels was the nominated charity for this years Cannes Young Lions Film Competition. The competitors, who had already made it through tough competitions for their spot in this esteemed competition, had 48 hours to put together a 60 second advert for Global Angels ‘Step Up’ campaign. Molly Bedingfield, Global Angels’ founder, kicked off the competition by giving the Young Lions a brief on our Step Up campaign. The identity of the charity has been kept under wraps since early this year, to ensure the teams had no advantages or time to familiarize themselves with our style and branding. All …

Celebrating Women on International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day (Sat 8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. With thousands of events being held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate six inspirational and amazing women who are making their mark on the world and also dynamic members of the Global Team of the Global Angels Foundation. They all share the Global Angels vision…..to build and encourage and empower the philanthropic movement of good on the planet! These women live to really make a difference in …

Global Angels Advisory Board Members Win Tourism For Tomorrow Award 2011

Advisory Board members Amy and Neal Carter-James won the prestigious ‘Tourism For Tomorrow’ award in May for their work at the Guludo Beach Lodge in Mozambique. Guludo’s co-founder, Amy, says, “Our dream was to demonstrate the profound potential tourism has to relieve poverty and address world issues. Receiving this esteemed, international award is not just a deep honour but helps to realise this dream and inspire the rest of the industry.” The announcement was made during a special welcome dinner that took place at the opening ceremony of the Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Las Vegas on 17 May, …

Ambassador Natasha Bedingfield Sings At The White House For Obama, Stevie Wonder & Smokey Robinson

Angel Ambassador Natasha Bedingfield sang Motown classics as part of US Black History Week at the White House earlier this year. Natasha sang to an intimate audience at, ‘The Motown Sound: In Performance At The White House,’ with renditions of Motown classics such as ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’ with Jordin Sparks and Ledisi and ‘The Tracks Of My Tears’ as a solo performance. Natasha was met with a huge support from the audience, which included Barack and Michelle Obama, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson. In particular her soulful performance of ‘The Tracks Of My Tears’ received a standing …

Molly Bedingfield Speaks at ‘Giving For Good’ For The Big Society

Earlier this year Molly was priviledged to share the stage alongside other established thought leaders in philanthropy, including; Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society; Michael Green, Co-Author of Philanthrocapitalism and Nick Aldridge, CEO MissionFish, Ebay for Charity. The event was ‘Giving For Good’, powered by David Cameron’s ‘The Big Society’. ‘Giving for Good’ brought together people with innovative ideas and technological expertise in order to devise new ways of giving. Molly was invited to present her vision and journey in pioneering Global Angels as a new model of charity, specifically relating to The 100% Promise and how Global Angels is addressing …

Ed Bussey North Pole Trek, May 2010

In May 2010, Ed Bussey completed his trek to the North Pole in aid of Global Angels. Co-founder of figleaves.com, Ed completed his four week self-supported trek to the North Pole while raising nearly £10,000 for Global Angels! Ed chose to support orphans in Sierra Leone and a project enabling terminally ill children and their families to enjoy a holiday with their loved ones. Ed took on the tough challenge with the knowledge that less people have managed to complete the trek to the North Pole than have climbed Mt Everest! The recent birth of his new baby girl Thalia …

Four Pop-Artists Run ’10k London Run’ for Global Angels & Perform in Exclusive Concert

Four Pop-Artists Run ’10k London Run’ for Global Angels & Perform in Exclusive Concert  Four artists have Stepped Up as Global Angels Ambassadors to run in the British 10k London Run and will also be performing in an exclusive ‘Angels In Concert’ event later that day. Ambassadors Rachel Furner, Larissa Eddie and Raphaella will run alongside 30 ‘Angels’ this July 10th, raising money for Global Angels’ 100% Projects to provide water, education, food and resources for street-kids, orphans, trafficked kids and impoverished communities in the developing world. The artists will be back, joined by John Adeleye (X-Factor finalist), to hold our one-off …

Global Angels in The Mayfair Times, February 2011

Global Angels Founder Molly Bedingfield featured in The Mayfair Times in February 2011, being interviewed and sharing some of her own stories. The article gives an amazing insight into Global Angels roots, Molly’s own background and why she chose to set up Global Angels & The 100% Promise. The 100% Promise is at the heart of Global Angels, born from Molly’s horror at the existing model of charity where admin cuts take a high percentage of donations; and her passion to create a new model of transparent giving directly to where impoverished and desperate communities need it most. Molly recalls …

Global Angels in The Mirror, 26/12/2010

Global Angels made it into the news again with a festive article in The Mirror in December 2010. Ambassador Larissa Eddie was the focus of the interview for the piece, entitled ‘What You Need To Know If You Want To Swap A Present.’ Larissa told of a past present mishap that has lead her to ask instead for donations to Global Angels over the more traditional presents which can often leave you with multiple copies of the same CD or DVD. Often many of these presents can be left unwanted, but this year, our Ambassador thought it would be far …

Global Angels ‘Christmas Angels’ Press.TV!

Following on from Angel Ambassador Raphaella’s brilliant event, Christmas Angels, in December 2010, the event for Global Angels featured on Press.TV on the 9th January 2011! The event was an excellent showcase of talent, featuring Bluey Robinson, Larissa Eddie, Raphaella, Rian Peters and Lauren Ellington. Apart from the amazing performances, this evening raised nearly £1,000 for our water projects. The artists and Global Angels founder Molly were interviewed on the night by Adam Chamberlain of BlagTV who produced the following short review piece…

The Independent, December 2010

Molly Bedingfield, Global Angels’ Founder, had an interview with Rob Griffin for an article in The Independent in December 2010. The article, ‘How To Give A Helping Hand To Small Charities,’ discusses some of the issues small charities may encounter compared with other, larger charities. In the interview, Molly highlights the importance of our 100% Promise and our mission to provide today’s intelligent givers with the knowledge their money and passion to help kids in need is really helping the cause. “We have a large network of smaller charities and projects that are doing an excellent job but need help …

“Angels in Concert”, Global Angels at The Bedford

On the 8th December, Global Angels put on their 2010 Christmas Benefit Show, an ‘Angels in Concert’ event at The Bedford, in Balham. The show, hosted by Tony Moore, was an evening filled with music and magic, attended by only 100 guests in this intimate London venue. Daniel Bedingfield headlined the event, supported by Ambassadors Diana Yukawa, who gave a beautiful violin performance, amazing singers Rachel Furner and Larissa Eddie, and our very impressive magician, Chris Dugdale. The evening was a great success, and we managed to raise funds and awareness for our water projects in Mozambique. Infact, Amy from …

Global Angels Ambassadors: Himilayan Record Breakers!

We are really proud of all our amazing Global Angels Ambassadors and their achievements over the past few years! With the Everest Skydive 2010 coming up soon, we thought it was a good chance to have a look back at some of the brilliant Everest themed accomplishments from our Angels… Back in 2007, Bear Grylls successfully became the first man to fly over Everest by powered paramotor. Bear and team raised a huge $1million dollars for Global Angels with his Everest Paramotor mission – projects in Uganda, Sierra Leone, Kenya and Mozambique; 100% of which went towards providing water, food, …

Bear Grylls – Expedition Complete!

We are so happy to say that Bear Grylls and his team have completed their expedition of the Northwest Passage! During their journey they encountered many challenges; saving a man and his dog, and even discovering what could be a huge breakthrough in the mystery surrounding the Franklin doomed Northwest Passage expedition of the 1840’s! Bear and team have raised a huge amount for kids in Africa so far. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped them in their success, through donating online and by entering our competition to meet Bear! It’s been amazing to see you all …

Bear Grylls Northwest Passage Expedition Begins!

Bear Grylls and team have now set off on their Northwest Passage expedition this weekend! How exciting! They have reached Resolute Bay, one of the furthest outposts in the Arctic, and the must-pass-thru location for anyone attempting to reach the North Pole from Canada! Bear gave this update in his daily blog… “Summary is, we’re having a blast. Trip of a lifetime. Lots of joking and laughing, and then the occasional very serious moment which keeps us on alert all the time. Everyone is in great spirits. […] Tomorrow we’re departing early. Not at sunrise, because that’s pretty much right …

Making Kamakwie Sustainable

Since the project  opened they have invested in various schemes to help take steps in making the village a self sustaining one, that can create an income locally to cover its ongoing costs. This provides an ownership and empowerment to the local community and avoids aid projects that simply continue to throw money without solving the problems. In each program emphasis is placed on developing farms, rice plantations and gardens all of which help  grow food and produce internally. Small businesses have been established to generate a local income that is fed directly back into the center.  Investment in farming and local …

Global Angels Provides New School, Kamakwie

The Kamakwie is a very impoverished area and the children desperately needed a school. By building their own school, there was no longer any need for outside school fees for the orphaned children and the quality of education could be improved. By inviting the local children to attend alongside them, income was generated to help sustain the project, with families who can afford it paying fees. By providing solar panels, the school now has electricity, allowing the use of computers and creating even greater opportunities for education. We gave the funds, and volunteers built the buildings.

Global Angels Foundation Launched, Supported by Daniel Bedingfield, Natasha Bedingfield and Lemar

In 2005, we held our official UK launch concert for Global Angels at Coutts Bank. Lemar and Lily Cole became Ambassadors, joining Daniel Bedingfield and Natasha Bedingfield in an amazing concert officially launching the Global Angels Foundation. It was a red carpet affair as the team at Coutts went out of their way to providing spectacular fare and hosting our event. Adam St Private Members Club kindly donated their venue for our after-party, sponsored by Sony BMG, bringing them both in as Corporate Angels alongside Coutts and SRLV. Christian Elliott kindly stepped in and produced the event alongside his network …

Micro Businesses for Older Children

These micro businesses will provide essential opportunities to our older children once they have finished secondary school. Children from both projects in Kamakwie and Freetown would benefit from this. Shop to sell cold drinks and act as a small general store. Barber Shop offering haircuts to the public. Basic Beach Hut for selling local food and cold drinks. Cinema Hut, a small hut showing films to the public Total Business Costs – £3000 Minibus One of our great successes has been sending Minibuses to Sierra Leone from the UK, that are packed full of valuable items for the children. On …

10 Million on the Brink of Starvation

10 Million on the Brink of Starvation Over the last four years, the whole of Kenya has experienced the worst drought it has known in over a century. Almost 10 million people are on the verge of starvation, including those living in the area immediately surrounding the project. When we visited the Sustainable Community Development, Daniel and I found the local Thika River completely dry. Families are completely dependent on the river for all water supplies. They have lost almost everything, their income, livestock and seed. We discovered the project feeding an additional 3,000 local school children everyday as their …

Fire Burns Down Orphan Home, Global Angels Provides Funds for the Rebuild

In 2009,  a fire broke out at the Chidlren’s Community Village in Kamakwie, Sierra Leone, burning down one of our orphan homes and causing damage to the other… everything was destroyed from pots and pans to food and clothes. Even the new beds and mattresses that had recently been purchased were burned to a cinder. Fortunately all of the children escaped and no one was hurt. Villagers managed to throw sand and water and in the end stopped the fire from claiming the school as well. Global Angels funded the school and it is now the emergency home for the …

World’s Highest Landing- World Record Skydiving Stunt

The Global Angels “Earn Your Wings” 2009 campaign is off to an amazing start! Two of our Global Angels Ambassadors have made a new World Skydiving record, catapulting our fund raising for street kids and orphans in Asia, towards our $1 million goal. World Skydiving Champion, Wendy Smith from New Zealand, Tandem Master Tom Noonan from the US, along with Wing Commander Jai Kishan from the Indian Air Force, made a successful landing last week (28th October) at the Kala Patthar plateau, landing at an altitude of 17,192 feet (5,242m), near Mt. Everest Base Camp. Check out the video below!… …

Children Rescued From Slavery, India

Kamatipura, in the heart of Mumbai consists of 40 streets, four of which are fully devoted to the commercial sex industry. Around 40,000 women live in the red light district with their children. Our aim is to rescue and care for children here and in other cities in India, at the risk of child prostitution. As well as the daily fight for survival, these children are also at risk of being trafficked into the sex industry. This is particularly so for daughters of commercial sex workers and orphans. Female children of commercial sex workers living with their mothers under the …

Stories From Mucojo

A young girl in the village, Chame Jogo, prematurely gave birth to a baby girl named Emma. Emma was so tiny that it was hard to believe she would survive long; the odds were very much stacked against her with the region having a 35% infant mortality rate. One of Nema’s trained health volunteers visited Chame, explaining to her how she could help her baby survive. Although they visited the clinic regularly, after six months Emma was still tiny and very weak. Through the Nema nutrition workshop, Chame became aware her baby was malnourished. She was shown how to make …

Molly Bedingfield, World Highest Charity SkyDive, Mt Everest!

Global Angels Founder Molly Bedingfield was one of the team of international skydivers who participated in the 2008 Everest Skydive to become the first ever skydivers in the Himalayas. They jumped from at plane at nearly 3,000 meters with Mt Everest as the backdrop… and Molly raised nearly $300,000 for street kids and orphans in Asia. View The Video: The article below is from Hello magazine’s ‘Inside Story’ focusing on Molly. More great photos from the jump: [cincopa AoAAyraka4Mv]

Bonita Norris Metro article

Bonita, from Wokingham, Berkshire, says she was inspired to climb the world’s tallest peak after reading survival expert Bear Grylls’ account of becoming the then youngest Briton to reach the 8,848m (29,029ft) summit at the age of 23. She teamed up with Everest veteran Kenton Cool for her record bid in aid of children’s charity Global Angels, reaching the summit early this morning -To read the full Metro article click here-

Bonita Norris Guardian article

Norris raised money for Global Angels, an international foundation championing children’s causes around the world, and was sponsored by a mobile phone company. “We are so proud of Bonita in completing this amazing achievement,” said her mother, Jacqui Andrews. -To view the full article click here-

Bonita Norris Mirror article

Speaking from base camp a month ago Bonita, who did the 29,029ft climb to raise money for children’s charity Global Angels, said: “This has been a dream for a long time but I kept dismissing it, then one morning in 2008 I woke up determined to do it.” -To read the full Mirror article click here-

Bonita Norris Daily Mail article

Global Angels Ambassador Bonita Norris took the papers by storm this morning (18/05/10) after she reached the summit of Mt Everest to raise money for Global Angels projects. Bonita is now the proud owner of the record breaking title of Youngest British Woman to scale Mt Everest. She climbed an amazing 29,029 ft, facing freezing temperatures and the risk of frostbite & hypothermia. Bonita bravely fought the elements to raise money for two Global Angels projects, the rehabilitation of child soldiers in Uganda and disabled children in the UK. -To read the full Daily Mail article click here-

Bonita Norris is Youngest British Female to climb Mt Everest

We are very proud to announce that our very own Global Angels Ambassador, Bonita Norris, became the Youngest British Female to conquer Mt Everest on the 17th May 2010. Bonita climbed an amazing 29,029 ft facing freezing temperatures and the risk of frostbite & hypothermia, bravely fighting the elements to raise money for two Global Angels projects: child soldiers in Uganda and the second being for disabled children in the UK. Bonita took the Global Angels flag with her, placing it on the peak of Everest while championing the causes of child soldiers and disabled children.

Global Angels Funds Rebuild Orphan Home

In 2009,  a fire broke out at the Chidlren’s Community Village in Kamakwie, Sierra Leone, burning down one of our orphan homes and causing damage to the other… everything was destroyed from pots and pans to food and clothes. Even the new beds and mattresses that had recently been purchased were burned to a cinder. Fortunately all of the children escaped and no one was hurt. Villagers managed to throw sand and water and in the end stopped the fire from claiming the school as well. Global Angels funded the school and it is now the emergency home for the …

Natasha Bedingfield in India, Marie Claire

Ambassador Natasha Bedingfield travelled to Calcutta and Mumbai, India to see first hand the plight of street children, child sex slaves and orphans. On her travels she met some of the amazing young people that have been rescued from the red light district and are now being rehabilitated and educated in some wonderful projects in India. Natasha often headlines our charity concerts and is one of our main spokeswomen in the media championing the causes of children around the world. Check out Natasha’s video and article in Marie Claire (below).

Molly Bedingfield, Record Everest Skydive in the LA Times

Global Angels’ very own founder, Molly Bedingfield, takes being an Angel very seriously. She is so serious in fact, that she is willing to take that message to the heights of Mt. Everest for a World Record Skydive adventure, raising desperately needed funds for some of Nepal’s most vulnerable children. Her cause has taken flight and our friends at the The LA Times highlighted her jump in a featured editorial on September 17th, 2008.

Hazel Thompson in Congo

Global Angels Ambassador and photojournalist, Hazel Thompson, has recently returned from Congo and Dafur on assignment with The New York Times. Her photos of women and girls in their teens, survivors of indiscriminate brutal rapes from soldiers, are featured front page, alongside Jeffrey Gettleman’s compassionate report on their plight. Hazel is often on the front lines working through her photography to champion the causes of woman and children in some of the most dangerous places on earth. She captures the beauty and humanity of real people and brings their true stories to us, the public. We find our hearts are …

Corporate Angels: Hard Rock Cafe International & Go West Creative Group

Hard Rock Cafe’s first Global Charity Partner Hamish Dodds, President and CEO of Hard Rock International, and Annie Balliro, Senior Director Global Brand Philanthropy, partnered with us in hosting and launching the Hard Rock Feed A Child campaign rolling out in 50 countries in November 2007. This was a tremendous gift to us as a charity with Annie and Hamish being outstanding Ambassadors. Working with the international team of Hard Rock staff, they hosted 3 concerts, in Times Square New York, in Park Lane London and Mumbai, India, running the campaign in every Hard Rock Casino, Hotel and Cafe around the …

Step Up America– Global Angels US Launch in Times Square

Throughout the day on November 6th, 2007, and into the evening, Global Angels took over the NASDAQ, MTV and Reuters screens in Times Square with an animated presentation of Global Angels, for our celebrations for the launch of Global Angels US. NASDAQ and Reuters featured our Iconic Angel onto the big screens with celebrities  Stepping UP  as Angels for our live photo shoot in Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square. International Ambassadors, Bear Grylls, Natasha Bedingfield,  Sean Kingston, Darryl Mc Daniels (Run DMC), Daniel Bedingfield, Stepped Up alongside Petra Nemcova, Martha Redbone (top Native America Female Artist), Tamara Ecclestone, The Pierces, …

Molly Bedingfield, World’s Highest Charity Skydive!

Global Angels Founder Molly Bedingfield was one of the team of international skydivers who participated in the 2008 Everest Skydive to become the first ever skydivers in the Himalayas. They jumped from at plane at nearly 3,000 meters with Mt Everest as the backdrop… and Molly raised nearly $300,000 for street kids and orphans in Asia. The article below is from Hello magazine’s ‘Inside Story’ focusing on Molly.

‘Angels in America’ Hello Magazine, 2007

In November 2007, Hello Magazine covered the launch of Global Angels in the US. The article features Natasha Bedingfield, Nikola Bedingfield, Molly Bedingfield, Petra Nemcova, Tamara Ecclestone and Hofit Golan in the Royalton hotel in New York and in Times Square. Click HERE to read the full Hello Magazine article.

GKN sponsor Bear Grylls for Everest Mission, 2007

In 2007, on Monday May 14th, Bear Grylls teamed up with Giles Cardoza and, with the backing of the GKN Mission Everest team, flew over Everest by paramotor! This achievment led to Bear Grylls claiming the title of first man to fly over Mount Everest by powered paraglider. Bear and fellow pilot Giles took off from Everest base camp, situated at 14,500 feet in Nepal. Both had specially developed paramotors. At 28,000 feet, a fault in Giles’ machine ended his mission just 1,000 feet below the summit, forcing him to glide back to safety. Luckily, Bear was able to continue …

Newsletter March 2007

Another exciting month at Global Angels with a trip to the US, the Voice of Slavery concert on Freedom Day with Razorlight, the launching of our Angel Shop, Stop the Traffik, child ‘chocolate slaves’ involved in making 50% of the world’s cocoa, and ethical chocolate. March Newsletter

The Observer Music Monthly 2007

Global Angels Ambassador Natasha Bedingfield was interviewed by The Observer Music Monthly that came out on the 18th of February 2007. She shares details about her recent visit to India in support of Stop The Traffik and explains why we set up Global Angels. Click here to read the full article

Global Angels – Hard Rock Cafe’s Global Charity 2007

We’ve just become the Global Charity Partners for Hard Rock International, started a new feeding program in Guludo, Mozambique, and moved to brand new offices! At Hard Rock International’s recent Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, a global fundraising partnership with Global Angels was announced, bringing in Hard Rock International across 45 countries as ‘Corporate Angels’. Our Founder, Molly Bedingfield addressed the conference on the dynamic partnership of Corporates and charity. We are very excited about 2007 and especially with such a great start. January 2007

Newsletter December 2006

What a wonderful year we’ve had in 2006. We are currently feeding and educating 1400 childen a day in Mozambique, Malawi, and Angola. Our goal is to feed and educate 1 million children every day in Africa, Asia and Latin America and we hope that in 2007 we will be able to add many more to this number. December Newsletter 2006

Newsletter October 2006

In October we launched a new Campaign called ‘Little Angels’. Little Angels gives children the opportunity to express their own views on poverty and to find creative ways to support projects helping vulnerable children around the world. Olivia Grant from Tracy Beaker became our first Little Angels Ambassador. October 2006

Newsletter September 2006

Laura Michelle Kelly has just visited Cambodia as a Global Angels Ambassador and has been completely blown away by the courageous children she met at the Hagar Project and heartbroken at what they have suffered. Laura came back totally convinced that we should help this project and we will. On the 14th of September, Robert Mackintosh generously invited Global Angels to use one of the preview nights of ‘Daddy Cool’ to fundraise for children. Read more in the newsletter about the event. September 2006

Newsletter March 2006

Read about Global Angels sponsoring new housing for 60 street kids in Kenya and our Feed A Child for a Year programme in Mozambique where we are feeding and educating 462 children a day. March 2006

Global Angels UK Launch Concert, 2005

In 2005, we held our official UK launch concert for Global Angels at Coutts Bank. Lemar and Lily Cole became Ambassadors, joining Daniel Bedingfield and Natasha Bedingfield in an amazing concert officially launching the Global Angels Foundation. It was a red carpet affair as the team at Coutts went out of their way to providing spectacular fare and hosting our event. Adam St Private Members Club kindly donated their venue for our after-party, sponsored by Sony BMG, bringing them both in as Corporate Angels alongside Coutts and SRLV. Christian Elliott kindly stepped in and produced the event alongside his network …