About Us

The Marlborough Brandt Group MBG was set up in 1981 by a committed group of people living in and around Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK, who responded to the publication of the Brandt Report ‘North ...

Become a Friend

Support us now as a friend Joining MBG as a friend couldn't be easier. Use the drop down to select which level of payment you would like to make, then click on the 'Become a Friend' button, which ...

Experience the REAL Gambia

WGEC runs an annual teachers' study visits to Gunjur, The Gambia and literally hundreds of teachers from Wiltshire and beyond have benefitted personally and professionally from the experience of ...

Projects

Vision: To support TARUD to alleviate poverty and hardship faced by the community of Gunjur In 1990 MBG started several development projects in Gunjur and the surrounding area based around health ...

Setting up School Links

Linking schools in Wiltshire (and beyond) with schools in the Gambia is at the heart of what we do at WGEC. For any school that has been involved at any level with school linking, whether with a ...

Small Business Development

In common with many international development agencies the focus of MBG and TARUD's work in Gunjur has focussed on women's development. We have been involved in a women's literacy and numeracy ...

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Support the 2018 Summer Trip

If you would like to donate to support the 2018 summer trip, it's easy, just send us a donation and put the name of the student in the 'special notes' box, or just put 'Summer Trip 2018'.

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Support us now as a friend

Joining MBG as a friend couldn't be easier. Use the drop down to select which level of payment you would like to make, then click on the 'Become a Friend' button, which will take you to our automated paypal page.

Friends' Scheme


gift aidMake your donation go further with Gift Aid

Remember to Gift Aid your donation. If you are a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you! We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

Gift Aid Declaration Form

 

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Become a friend to MBG and help support our projects like our business entrepreneur loan & grant scheme in Gunjur. Join as a friend for £10 / £15 or £20 a year and we will keep you up to date with our regular newsletter, where you will see how by giving a helping hand you can dramatically change the direction of somebody's life. What your money can do:

Join at £10 a year and fund a tailors' workshop

£10 a year will fund a tailors' workshop where ideas are shared and valuable business skills are taught.

Join at £15 a year and transform recycled plastic into fashionable handbags

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 Plastic rubbish is a common sight in Gunjur but some enterprising locals are collecting, washing and preparing the discarded plastic bags; so that it can be compressed into plastic bricks and/or turned into a durable thread which in turn can be crocheted into bags, hats, sandals, belts and sold in the local markets.

Your annual donation of £15 a year will buy a plastic recycling kit; giving somebody the opportunity to set themselves up in business, and helping to keep the streets of Gunjur rubbish free!

Join at £20 a year and buy a sewing machine

sewing machine sanitary towelsThere is a major problem in the Gambia of young girls dropping out of school when they start their period, as they don't have the means to deal with menstrual bleeding.

Reusable sanitary towels can be simply made on a sewing machine, and, after washing in soap and salt can be re-used and will last for up to five years.

With your help we can keep girls in school by supplying the necessary materials, and fund a public awareness campaign amongst teenage girls.

 

Support us now

Joining MBG as a friend couldn't be easier. Use the drop down to select which level of payment you would like to make, then click on the 'Become a Friend' button, which will take you to our automated paypal page.

Friends' Scheme



gift aidMake your donation go further with Gift Aid

Remember to Gift Aid your donation. If you are a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you! We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

Gift Aid Declaration Form

 

Gift Aid

Please - Make your donation go further with Gift Aid giftaid

Remember to Gift Aid your donation. If you are a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you! We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

In order for us to claim gift aid, please complete the Gift Aid Declaration form and email back to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, you can download and print the form here, complete and return to us by post:

Marlborough Brandt Group
St George's Terrace
31 Stallard Street
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 9AA

You will be asked to confirm that you are a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income and /or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in the relevant tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference. The Gift Aid claimed will be used to help fund the whole of MBG’s work.

Gift Aid is reclaimed by MBG from the tax you pay for the relevant tax year. (If you pay Income Tax at the higher rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due, you should include your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment return or ask HMRC to adjust your tax code.) Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to cancel or amend this declaration, if you no longer pay sufficient Income and / or Capital Gains Tax or if your address changes. We are required to hold your current home address to identify you as a UK taxpayer; if we do not have this we may be unable to claim the Gift Aid on your donations.

Make a donation

The hugely effective work that MBG is doing and in The Gambia and people in and around Marlborough, could not be done without support from a wide variety of donors ranging from the many hundreds of individuals who are either members of MBG, friends of MBG or attend our many fundraising activities.

There are many ways you can support the work of MBG including; making a one-off donation, you can become a MBG member and join us, become a friend of MBG's and support our on-going projects directly, you can find out about leaving a legacy or simply when shopping online. Please browse our pages to find a way to support us that suits you.

Make your donation go further with Gift Aid  Gift Aid

Remember to Gift Aid your donation. If you are a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you! We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

In order for us to claim gift aid, please complete the Gift Aid Declaration Form and email back to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, you can download and print the form here complete and return to us by post:

Marlborough Brandt Group
St George's Terrace
31 Stallard Street
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 9AA

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