The Ten Percent Foundation recently donated £500 to the Paul Sartori Foundation, a South West Wales charity, who had applied to our charitable trust for funding. They had identified that we are keen to support stroke and Parkinson’s charities, hence the reference below.
The Paul Sartori Foundation was established over 40 years ago “to provide sustainable services that promote good end of life care in Pembrokeshire”. The local charity is based in a rural community, with pockets of deprivation and low-income families (Pembrokeshire population c125,000). It was founded in memory of its namesake, Father Paul Sartori, a Haverfordwest-based Parish Priest, who identified a need for hospice care in Pembrokeshire. Shortly after recognising the need, he unfortunately became ill himself and died from cancer at the age of 39. His inspiration moved a group of friends and in his memory the charity was formed. Initially home care was delivered by a team of 6 carers.The organisation has gone from strength to strength and now provides a range of free services including: Day & Night Hands-on Nursing Care, Equipment Loan, Complementary Therapy, Bereavement & Counselling Service, Physiotherapy, Advance and Future Care Planning and Training/Education.
During the period 1st February 2022 – 31st January 2023, the clinical team supported 12 patients with Parkinson’s and 3 patients with Strokes providing them and their families with a mixture of hands-on nursing care, equipment, and other services as needed.
Paul Sartori is the only charity that provides the full range of services in Pembrokeshire to support end of life patients, carers and their families and is known widely in the county in offering people the choice to stay at home during the final stages of a terminal illness.
Sandra Dade, the Charity Manager, said “we..express our sincere gratitude for your kind donation of £500…it is very much appreciated. Because of [donations like yours] we can continue to provide much needed services to the people of Pembrokeshire free of charge, 24 hours a day.”
What is this all about?
Ten-Percent, TP Transcription and Jonathan Fagan Business Brokers donate 10% of annual net profits to charity via the Ten Percent Foundation, a charitable trust set up by our group of companies, to distribute monies to charities in the UK and Africa. We have been doing this for over 20 years. The Foundation never incurs any administration costs (other than bank charges which are minimal). All monies donated are distributed to charities.
Why do we donate?
We set up our companies over 20 years ago with the aim of being ethical in everything we did. As part of this we decided that a percentage of our profits should always be earmarked for charitable work and set the rate at ten percent. A sudden burst of inspiration meant we called ourselves the Ten Percent Group.
We received over 35 charity nominations from academic clients, business clients, transcribers and staff. Decisions have been made to award c£25k to 17 charities and we will be writing about each successful charity over the next year.
We have a strict list of criteria in relation our donating which is available on the Ten Percent Foundation website.
Donations tend to be within the range of £500-£2000 per charity per year, although in the past we have supported charities over a period of 5 years with donations going towards specific ongoing projects.
If you have any questions about the work of the Ten Percent Foundation, please email email@example.com or visit our website at http://www.tenpercentfoundation.org