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Watoto Trust believes that by relieving poverty and educating children the world can become a better place. As well as helping the individual to a better life we believe that our small charity helps in a wider way to increase awareness of the problems facing Kenya including pressure on natural resources and loss of habitat.

Watoto means children in Kiswahili and our charity is all about helping Kenyan children reach their potential and escape the cycle of poverty. 

Watoto Trust began in 2005 and has helped a generation of more than 80 children with education, medical expenses and living costs. We have helped build classrooms, living spaces and water collection tanks.

We are a small charity with direct links to all our projects and in a small way we hope to make the world a better place.

Since the Ted Senior Foundation was set up last year, £140,000 has been raised in his memory. This is in no small part as a result of the magnificent efforts of Ted’s friends and family who have run marathons, cycled hundreds of miles, sold and bought foundation merchandise, put on amazing events and donated beyond generously in honour of a man who has left such an overwhelmingly positive legacy.

The trustees (a combination of close friends and family) had a choice to make when deciding how the money would be best spent. Whilst they knew a huge impact could be made purely through grant-making, it was decided that the money should be put towards a tailored service which reflected Ted’s compassion and kindness of spirit. In light of how he cared so much for others, his love of sport and sport’s unrivalled ability to draw people together, “Ted’s Friends” was born.



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The premise of the service is to have one individual within each sports club at University who has undergone training in mental health first aid (paid for by the TSF). The individual is to make him/herself known to the rest of the club at the start of the season, and provide an anonymous, non-clinical outlet to any member of the club who may be struggling with their mental health. There will of course, be a substantial support network in place for the “Ted’s Friend”, so as to ensure the burden of the problems of others does not weigh too heavy. Be on the lookout for updates in the coming months!


The chances are you had never heard of  myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) until you or someone in your family was diagnosed. Myeloproliferative neoplasms, also called myeloproliferative disorders, are a spectrum of blood cancers, ranging from mild to more aggressive conditions. There are three main types of MPNs called essential thrombocythaemia (ET), polycythaemia vera (PV) and myelofibrosis (MF).  MPNs are rare and they can strike people of any age, even children.  The three MPNs are distinct diseases but they have one feature in common –– they affect the levels of blood cells produced in our bodies.

The volunteers who founded MPN Voice* (previously known as MPD Support Charity and MPD Voice), wanted to provide a source of professionally backed information, build and facilitate an MPN community and advocate for patients affected by this rare group of blood cancers.  MPN Voice is still run by volunteers comprising MPN patients and healthcare professionals who continue to share this vision. Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) were formally known as myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs). 

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