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The main objective of the JCT Children’s foundation is to promote the social economic and education status of orphans, vulnerable children and those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS within the rural communities of Malawi.

The community-based projects work to provide food, health & medical treatment.

The foundation also seeks to increase access to basic education standards, support agriculture, HIV/AIDS education, improve their habitat & livelihood, water & sanitation and nutrition, helping bring about transformation and sustainable development.


"Many people ask me about my motivation in establishing this charity.

My response is that it was borne out of the humbling experience of a few days spent with the orphaned children of Malawi.

When Pastor Michael Thomas invited me to a see a rural village community near his home on a 3 day visit in 2000, I witnessed the true happiness of children playing. Many had no parents, homes, food, medical care, education and most were the main carers of their siblings and head of their households, despite being aged nine and younger. Some were also suffering from HIV/AIDS.

The pain and emotional turmoil this small group of children must have endured at such an early age is enough to fill some of our lifetimes, yet they had happy smiles on their faces. I was and have been inspired by the sights and sounds of those few days ever since.

It is my sincere hope that the work carried out through this foundation will enable the orphans of Malawi to live like children once again.”

Emlyn John - Co-founder of the John C Thomas Children’s Foundation

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We are currently looking for individuals or teams of runners willing to take part in a number of fundraising events during September – November, including the Wolf Run, Bristol Half Marathon, Cardiff 10k or Half Marathon and Birmingham Half Marathon.

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…to Julia Beamud, illustrator who published Miss Escotofina in 2013, has once again very kindly dedicated her time exclusively to the JCT for new a book titled La pandilla Natilla and the Puchi's missing shoe which is an amazing children’s story available for purchase at a cost of £6.99.

Every single penny of the proceeds from the sale of Julia’s books will be donated directly to the foundation.

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Cheltenham Half Marathon, 25th September 2016

The JCT is being supported by runners taking part in the forthcoming Cheltenham Half Marathon which is taking place on Sunday 25th September 2016 and we have a number of places available - http://www.cheltenhamhalf.co.uk.

The foundation will cover your entry fee and all we ask for in return is to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship

If you would like to get involved, please email for a runner registration form and instructions - emlyn@jctchildrensfoundation.org

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