Monday 25 November 2019

Handwashing Stations for Schools

Sponsor a Handwashing Station for a School in Sierra Leone

While many schools in Sierra Leone have toilets a lot of them don't have handwashing facilities.

Handwashing is a simple, but vital, way of reducing transmission of a large variety of illnesses that cause significant morbidity and potential mortality. This obviously has an impact on attendance at school and educational attainment.

You can make a difference by sponsoring a handwashing station. £50 will buy a bucket with tap and stand. 

You can make a donation for a handwashing station via our Wonderful account.
If you donate via wonderful please drop us an email ( so we can ensure we assign it to the correct project.

If you would like to gift this to someone a gift card can be arranged.

(by H Young)

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Changes in Ways to Give

There are big changes afoot in the ways our lovely supporters can make donations or fundraise for Transform Salone.

As we recently posted on our facebook page (come and give us a like there if you haven’t already at )  Justgiving’s TextGiving service has been retired, but there is an even bigger change on the horizon…….

BT Mydonate will be retired on 30th June 2019. BT MyDonate has been our preferred donation site for many years for fundraising pages, regular donations, appeals and one-off donations. We have contacted our supporters who give a regular monthly donation via BT MyDonate individually to go over the options for continuing their donations. Here’s a link to more information about why they are closing the site: BT MyDonate is Closing

There are a few options for our supporters to make donations or create a fundraising page in support of Transform Salone once we are no longer able to receive donations via BT Mydonate: ( ) - for one-off donations or to create a fundraising event. NO CHARGES. The collect gift aid declarations but do not claim gift aid on behalf of the charity – the declarations are passed onto the charity for us to make the gift aid claims.

Virgin Money Giving ( Transform Salone’s Virgin Money Giving Page ) – for one-off donations, regular donations or to create a fundraising event. They take a 2% fee and a processing fee for donations made by credit card of 1.45%. They claim gift aid on behalf of the charity and forward it to the charity.

Stewardship’s ( ) - for one-off donations, regular donations or to create a fundraising event. They retain 3% of the total including gift aid to cover their administration costs. They collect gift aid on behalf of the charity and forward it to the charity.

Direct to our bank – Account: Transform Salone, Account No. 43452867, Sort Code 20-57-44.

Our preferred methods for receiving funds are direct to our bank or through as there are no charges for either of these options. However we are aware that some people may prefer to use a more well known donations site so for that reason we have included the details for Virgin Money Giving and Stewardships here.

If you’d like to give to our current rice appeal the link to the appeal is here: Rainy Season Rice Appeal. The appeal is on Virgin Money Giving, while they do charge a small fee they collect gift aid on our behalf so we felt this was the best way to be able to provide as much rice to as many people as possible as quickly as possible.

We appreciate all of our supporters so much – we couldn’t provide the help and support to so many in Sierra Leone without you!!

Monday 22 October 2018

Fire Update

Update on the family who lost their toddler and their home in a house fire.....
Thanks to generous donations from friends and supporters enough funds have been raised to pay a year's rent on a new home for the family and to buy some essentials.

The family are living in their new home and our sponsored girl is back at school.

They aren't ok, they are still trying to comprehend the loss of their little boy. When spending time with them their grief and dispair can be felt. It's so hard to find the right words. Words of comfort seem empty in the face of their loss.

Our little sponsored girl is too young to understand what's happened, but she knows that her mummy and daddy aren't ok.

The family have have asked us to pass on their gratitude for the donations people have kindly sent to help them through this awful time.

Please hold this precious family in your prayers.

Donations to help the family can be made at our BT MyDonate page:

Friday 5 October 2018


Three days shopping and one whole day preparing the school bags and supplies for our sponsored students!!! 

Pictured are just some of the bags and supplies.

Saturday 29 September 2018

Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who has kindly donated funds to help the family recently affected by a house fire.

The donations are being used to pay a year's rent on a new home for them and to replace some of their lost belongings.

It's such an awful time for the family but having this help is a huge weight off their shoulders and they appreciate it so much.

We are still accepting donations for the family at our BT Mydonate page: