NCL Foundation chosen as Friends of Britain charity for British Flair 2023!
The NCL Foundation will be the main charity for British Flair 2023 at Gut Basthorst. This was the result of this year's charity election by Friends of Britain e.V. on 4.4.23 in the Clubhouse of the Grossflottbeker Tennis-, Hockey- und Golf-Club e.V.
The NCL Foundation is committed to national and international research funding for the rare disease NCL - also known as "Child Dementia" - in order to give affected children a prospect of previously lacking therapy and cures.
At our charity election, the foundation was represented by board member Dr. Frank Stehr, who explained to us the work of the Foundation, under the sub-title of “A Future without Child Dementia” and described the dreadful symptoms a small child with NCL has to endure. The NCL Foundation will use future donations to fund a Young Investor Symposium for international networking of young scientists.
Dr. Frank Stehr, who has been in contact with Friends of Britain for many years, was very pleased indeed about the result and is looking forward very much to working with us at British Flair. The NCL Foundation will be able to have a free information stand at British Flair and, together with their keen team of helpers, will support us in selling tombola tickets at the same time. The foundation will also receive a substantial share of the tombola proceeds.
Besides the NCL Foundation, the following charities presented themselves for the election:
The association "Schachfreunde Wilstermarsch & Itzehoe e.V." trains children from varying backgrounds including immigrants and handicapped children to play chess and thus enhance their chances of social integration. Liana Nasarian presented the work of the society and the fact that they enable children to have access to chess and also take part in national chess tournaments.
The association "Yoga für alle e.V." presented by Cornelia Brammen, Chairperson wants to make yoga accessible to all people who would otherwise not have access to it. With their program "Yogahilft" they particularly want to reach children from difficult social environments. In particular, yoga can help refugee children and traumatized children to relax and enjoy the silence of special yoga rooms. Their work is mainly based on “PrÄViG” - a preventive system i.e. to prevent young people developing social and psychological disorders.
Finally, the association "Zeit für Zukunft - Mentoren für Kinder e.V.” was presented by Matthias Goecke. He explained how "tandems" are formed, i.e. one adult mentor and one child or adolescent who needs to overcome social, cultural or family obstacles are brought together. The mentor spends time with the child, encouraging him or her to experience pleasant things, and also giving individual support where needed. The association would appreciate donations to organize a Summer Festivity with the mentors, children and their families in summer 2023 on the occasion of their 10th Jubilee.
There are no losers with us. We make sure that the three societies that have not been chosen will benefit in another way and through other events.
15.11.2021 - Celebratory cheque presentation by Friends of Britain e.V. at the Anglo-German Club, Hamburg
Friends of Britain e.V. hands over donations amounting to 17,000.00 EUR
Gerald Böhme, Chairman of Ankerland e.V., accepted 10.000, - EUR on behalf of Friends of Britain e.V.
The Friends of Britain e.V. team, together with the teams from Ankerland e.V. and Klinik-Clowns Hamburg, assiduously sold tombola tickets by the thousand at the British Flair event in August 2022. The proceeds from the British Flair tombola and other campaigns - including those by the Caledonian Society Hamburg and the LIONS Clubs Klövensteen and Altona - will now be donated to charitable projects in Hamburg. In addition to the main recipient Ankerland e.V., donations went to Klinik-Clowns Hamburg e.V., St. Thomas à Becket Anglican Church, Deutsche Seemannsmission Hamburg-Altona e.V., Bergedorfer für Völkerverständigung e.V. and coach@school e.V.
In the past 32 years of British Day and British Flair, our society has succeeded in donating a total of more than 850,000 euros to charitable projects in Hamburg and the surrounding area. This has only been possible thanks to the tireless and dedicated volunteers who have stepped up to help us over the years.
A heartfelt thank you to all who have supported us!
03.05.2022 Ankerland e.V. voted as Friends of Britain charity for British Flair 2022!
On Tuesday evening members of Friends of Britain e.V. and their honorary members voted for "Ankerland e.V." as the main charity for British Flair 2022. Bettina Saffran, who is responsible for fundraising and communication at Ankerland e.V., was delighted that her organisation was selected as the "British Flair Charity 2022".
This year, British Flair will focus on and mark a very special occasion - namely "Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee" marking the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne (6 February 1952) and will take place on the weekend of 26th - 28th August 2022. We hope to see you there!