Giving back is fundamental to Joanne’s approach to business and life. Over the last few years she has developed relationships with and raised funds for the following charitable organisations.

The Arbonne Charitable Foundation UK

The foundation awards grants to charities that support the self esteem and confidence of teens. Joanne has successfully supported two smaller UK charities to receive grants in the last two years. Firstly, The Polka Children’s Theatre in Wimbledon for their Freefalling programme which supports teens at risk of exclusion. Secondly, Seesaw which is an Oxford charity supporting children and young people following bereavement.

There are two rounds of grant funding per year, if you would like to find out about whether you would be suitable please contact her jo@joannesumner.com

www.arbonnefoundation.org

The Hunger Project UK

Joanne was lucky enough to study the book The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist at her business book club and fell in love with The Hunger Project. This worldwide movement to end hunger and poverty is making serious gains in a number of communities in developing countries. To find out more about how please visit:

www.thehungerproject.org.uk

Phone Credit for Refugees

Phone Credit for Refugees is an organisation that provides vital phone credit for refugees and displaced adults and children across Europe.  Connecting people who are separated from family and friends, miles away from home and in very uncertain circumstances. £20 buys a month internet and calls providing a lifelife to keep recipients safe and connected. For many unaccompanied children, their phone credit is the only safety net they have.

www.mydonate.bt.com/charities/phonecreditforrefugees

Raise the Roof Kenya

Raise the Roof Kenya is the brainchild of a twenty something TV camera operator, who stumbled on a community of people living and often dying on a rubbish dump during her travels. Unable to forget the scenes she witnessed Holly came back to the UK and set to work to ‘Raise the Roof’. She now works in a rare partnership with the Kenyan govenment, communities and local organisations to establish education, healthcare and sports projects that will be Kenyan managed and sustained.

www.raisetheroofkenya.com