welcome to our website

ThePromise works to improve the lives of disabled children in Russia by promoting a system of support (Portage) for disabled children in partnership with families and carers and by encouraging a more positive attitude to disability.

Our pioneering work focuses on training and supporting teams of Portage workers in two orphanages in the Ryazan region of Russia and one in the community working with families with disabled children in their own homes in Ryazan city.

Portage is a system of one to one early childhood education used successfully with disabled children in many parts of the world. The success of this model of early intervention in Ryazan has been breathtaking.


donations doubled for #givingtuesday 29th november

giving-tuedsday-logoLast year you helped us raise over £3,700 on #GivingTuesday and we really hope you can help again this year!

Thanks to some very generous supporters we will be able to double donations made to our campaign on Tuesday 29th November so please donate whatever you can and help us spread the gift of Portage to more children.

thepromise party – tickets still available


Friday 25th November

The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

7:30 – 1am

Please join us, and bring your friends, for this fantastic evening of eating, drinking, dancing and of course raising money for ThePromise – great prizes up for grabs!

Simply email Jo to get your tickets today!

Tickets are just £30


SSN interiorThank you to everyone who supported the Brandenburg Choral Festival and went along to the Shakespearathon! concernt on Saturday.  We hope you had a great time and we will be able to let you know soon what the event rasied for ThePromise.



thepromise post 2016

We are very pleased to share our latest newsletter with you. Click here to read some very exciting announcements, news of new Portage services in Russia and beyond as well as the heart-warming true story of how Portage literally changes lives.



recycle4charity – no more mobile phones please

Recycle4Charity2We have recently been informed by Recycle4Charity that they can no longer accept mobile phones.


We would love you to keep sending in your old ink cartridges to raise money for us but

PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN ANYMORE MOBILE PHONES as this will incur a charge from Royal Mail.

If you haven’t yet registered for Recycle4Charity please click here, alternatively please email Jo for some FreePost envelopes and start raising money for us today!


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'Promising children a future' Narrated by Barbara Flynn

Registered Office: 52 Sherland Road, Twickenham, TW1 4HD UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 8123 3290
Registered Charity No:1098771 Registered Company No: 4751873