Changing the lives of young people through education
Emilie’s Charities was set up in memory of Emilie Harris who was tragically killed in a cycling accident in Oxford in 2004.
Emilie had recently been elected as Charities Representative for her college, St. Catherine’s, and had previously worked in an orphanage in South America and visited Africa.
She was very moved by her experiences where she saw first hand the issues of poor and orphaned children.
Since its inception, therefore, Emilie’s Charities has sought to support under-privileged children and young adults in developing countries, particularly through their education. Over thirty students have now received qualifications, both academic and practical, thanks to Emilie’s Charities. The charity has also supported additional projects in communities where the students are living.
To give children and young adults in poorer areas of the world a better start in life and hope for the future.
All money received goes to the projects with administration costs being met by the trustees.
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The ninth biannual Emilie’s Picnic is due to take place on June 8th 2024. The event will also mark the 20th anniversary of Emilie’s accident
The eighth biannual Emilie’s Picnic was originally planned to take place in June 2020 – and then came Covid – as a result it was postponed until 2021 – and…