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.


save the date – 25th nov – thepromise party

Please put Friday 25th November into your diary and join us for




The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

7:30 – 1am

Full details to follow but this will be a night not to be missed.

To be added to the guest list and be the first to know about the exciting things we have planned for this celebration please email Jo


SSN interiorWe are very excited to once again be taking part in the Brandenburg Choral Festival and would like to invite you to a unique concert



Saturday 15th October , 7.30pm


St Sepulchre-without-Newgate

Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2DQ

With this year marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death you are promised a choral treat from six choirs honouring the great works of Shakespeare. 

Tickets just £18 each

Please email Jo – jo.pritchard@thepromise.org.uk to order yours today

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