In partnership with the Mercy Centre in Bangkok, Mercy Centre UK offers a Child Sponsorship Programme that helps to ensure that all children within the care of the Mercy Centre have a safe and loving home and receive a good education.
Since the Mercy Centre opened its first shelter in 1973, the staff have never turned away a poor child in need. They take every child in, and provide a safe and healthy place to grow and thrive. The dedicated staff ensure all children go to school, and care for them all as one loving family.
All the children have suffered loss, pain, and abandonment before joining the Mercy Family. Many have lost their own sense of being a child. Just having a friend - someone they can write to who cares – means the world to them.
It costs approximately 88,000 Baht (£1,850) per year to care for each child within the Mercy Centre family but we are grateful to receive contributions to these costs as shown below:
This includes the daily school fees, purchase of school books and new uniforms at the start of each school year
£170 per year or £14 per month
2) Education and Home:
In addition to the above this includes the cost of running the Mercy Centre homes where the children live and paying the Mercy ‘Mums’ who provide daily love and support to the children.
£525 per year or £44 per month
3) Education, Home and Food
In addition to the above this includes the cost of all meals provided to the children and essential medical care
£1,260 per year or £105 per month
If you prefer to donate by cheque or bank transfer, contact us directly at:
Mercy Centre UK
25 Wolsey Road
If you are a UK Taxpayer, and you are donating by regular mail, Mercy Centre UK can receive an additional 25p for every pound donated through the Gift Aid scheme. In order for this to happen please complete and return this Gift Aid declaration. Donors who use our Virgin Money Giving portal do not need to fill out this form as Virgin takes care of the paperwork automatically for Mercy Centre UK.
As a sponsor, you will receive photos, a case history, welcome letter, holiday greetings, and periodic updates from your sponsored child.
Our children take great joy in writing to their sponsors and drawing pictures about their life and feelings; and in this way your sponsorship helps build their self-esteem and helps them grow, learn, make friends, and enjoy being a child.