British Malayali Charity Foundation
Summary of Activities - 2012 & 2013
British Malayali Charity Foundation (BMCF) is a registered charity in the United Kingdom, registered under Charity Commission No. 1150804. BMCF is formed by the online news portal British Malayali as part of their social commitment with an aim to support people who require financial assistance for medical treatment. BMCF is managed by 12 trustees and functions as per the trustees approved constitution. It is officiated by the Chairman, Chief Executive and Finance Manager, and maintains an independent charity bank account. The activities of BMCF including the charity applications, fund raising appeals, fund handover, financial statements are published in British Malayali news portal on a regular basis. Ever since its inception in May 2012, BMCF trustees have been working efficiently to help the public and raising funds for good cause. BMCF has so far collected around one hundred thousand pounds and supported 19 cases.
- Case1 Ashby Fund (Oct12): £9,237
- Case 2 Baiju Fund (Nov12): £13,330.75
- Case 3 NICU Fund (Dec12): £3,475
- Case 4 Neethu Fund (Mar13): £5,555
- Case 5 Rintu Fund (Mar13): £5,555
- Case 6 Ajeesh Fund (Mar13): £3,703
- Case 7 Vipin Fund (Mar13): £4,320
- Case 8 Rakesh Fund (Mar13): £3,086
- Case 9 Joy Fund (Mar13): £1,234
- Case 10 Saji Fund (Mar13): £4,320
- Case 11 Pushpa Fund (Mar13): £4,220
- Case 12 Jawahar Fund (Mar13): £4,000
- Case 13 Uttarakhand Relief Fund (June 2013) £2688
- Case 14 Albert fund (July 2013) £6454
- Case 15 Vijay Kumar fund (Aug 2013): £4000
- Case 16 Joseph Paily : £7283
- Case 17 Anthony Nolan Trust: £1000
- Case 18 Akash Fund: £5165
Case 2 Baiju Fund (Nov 2012): Baiju George, a student who returned to Kerala after his studies was diagnosed with Necrotic Pancreatitis and Bilateral Pleural Effusion. He went into respiratory arrest and ventilated on two occasions. BMCF raised £13330.75 for his medical treatment and the full fund was handed over to Baiju in a public function organised by Lions Club of Nellimattom, Kerala. The fund was handed over by Dr. Lissy Jose (Member of Women’s Commission, Kerala), CA Abraham (District Governor Lions Club), Shajan Peechatt (President, Lions Club Nellimattom) and Santosh Kumar (CEO, BMCF).=
Case 3 NICU Fund (Dec 2012): The Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for newborn babies in ICH Medical College Hospital, Kottayam has 6 beds intensive care unit with 30 beds newborn unit. BMCF raised and handed over £3475 to procure 4 Masimo portable oxymeter equipment, which are used to monitor oxygen level of term and pre-term babies. The new equipment was inaugurated by Suresh Kuruppu MLA of Ettumanur, Dr. P Savitha Superintend of ICH, Shajan Scaria Chairman of BMCF and Sam Thiruvathil Trustee of BMCF.
Case 4 to 10 Kidney Appeal (Mar 2013): BMCF took a big challenge to support 7 kidney patients from various places of Kerala who requires financial support for dialysis, transplantation and treatment. A total of £27,774 has been raised and handed over to seven beneficiaries as Neethu Fund: £5,555, Rintu Fund: £5,555, Ajeesh Fund: £3,703, Vipin Fund: £4,320, Rakesh Fund: £3,086, Joy Fund: £1,234, Saji Fund: £4,320 The funds were handed over by Finance Minister of Kerala State KM Mani in his chamber where the Chairman of BMCF Shajan Scaria was also present.
Case 11 Pushpa Fund (Mar 2013) and Case 12 Jawahar Fund (Mar 2013): Pushpalatha and Jawahar were two young Malayalees passed away in March 2013, which shocked the Malayalee community in the UK. BMCF was contacted by the families of the deceased for financially support to meet the cost of funeral services and repatriation of bodies to their home land in Kerala. Amazingly, with the support of kind hearted Malayalees BMCF could raise the required fund in a day, and handed over £4,220 to Sasikumar husband of Pushpalatha and £4,000 to Bismi wife of Jawahar for the same cause.
Case 13: Uttarakhand Relief Fund (June 2013): Raised and transferred fund of £2688 to Chief Ministers Disaster Management and Relief fund, Uttarakhand, India to help the homeless and lost in the natural calamity that have taken hundreds of lives and made thousands homeless.
Case 14: Albert fund (July 2013): Xavier is a fisherman from Kollam and is suffering from Hep B viral and also from heart deceases. BMCF raised £6454 to help him to undergo treatment and the fund transaction is under progress.
Case 15: Vijay Kumar fund (Aug 2013): Vijay passed away in Aug 2013 leaving his wife Indu and a child. With kind support from the readers of British Malayali, BMCF raised and handed over £4000 to Indu for repatriation of the dead body to India and funeral services.
Case 16: Joseph Paily (Septemeber 2013): Appeal for Medical and Financial support for Mr Joseph Paily (suffering from cancer) and family from Thodupuzha, Kerala, India. Fund raised and given : £7283. For more details, vsiit: http://www.britishmalayali.co.uk/index.php?page=newsDetail&id=29128
Case 17 Anthony Nolan Trust (November 2013): The blood cancer charity in UK that researches on marrow tansplant, educate and sensitise, keep a bone marrow register and help people find match. Fund given: £1000. For more details visit: http://www.britishmalayali.co.uk/index.php?page=newsDetail&id=30862
Case 18 Akash Fund (December 2013): Support for medical treatment for seven year old Akash suffering from Heamophelia, from Malappuram, Kerala, India. Fund raised : £5165 and was handed over in January 2014. For more details visit: http://www.britishmalayali.co.uk/index.php?page=newsDetail&id=31179