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ThePromise works to improve the lives of disabled children in Russia and neighbouring countries by promoting a system of support called 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 workerswho are primarily based in the community supporting families with disabled children in their own homes.

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 Russia has been breathtaking.


spring morning walk 2017 – £350!

We had a fantastic walk in the sunshine on the 2nd April and have raised £350 so far – still time to donate here!

Thank you to the small but wonderful group of walkers who joined us around Richmond Park.  We had a fun and brisk walk on a beautiful Sunday morning and even got to watch a stunning herd of deer running through the park.



thepromise post 2017

happy faceWe are very happy to share the latest edition of ThePromise Post packed full of exciting updates on our work in Russia and how it is spreading. Click here to read about the new Portage Teams, how they are helping a very special little boy and how you can get involved!

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Please be assured that we do not share any of your details.



#givingtuesday raised over £3,200

The final total is now in and thanks to all our amazing supporters we have raised over


This money will go straight to supporting and training new Portage Teams to bring the gift of Portage, and with it hope, to many children and their families so thank you so much once again from us all.


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!


ryazan community team update

Vova smiling with Portage Worker

Vova smiling with his Portage Worker


Click here to read a wonderful update from the team in Ryazan. Having recruited and trained new Portage Workers they are now able to work with even more families in desperate need of support.

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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
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