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.


thepromise party – tickets available now


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 download a booking form or email Jo to get your tickets today!

Tickets are just £30 each before 31st October

(£40 after 31st October)


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!


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
Registered Charity No:1098771 Registered Company No: 4751873