28Mar Visit to the Emerge Reintegration Centre


As you walk into the new Emerge Reintegration Centre in Colombo, there is an instant feeling of calm, peacefulness and positivity. Before even going inside the building, there is a sense that this is much more than simply another house in a quiet sidestreet. However, when you begin to appreciate…

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16Mar Kandy Kid's Charity Work Continues in Sri Lanka


After another successful year of fundraising in 2016, Steve O’Driscoll, founder of Kandy Kids, made his customary annual trip to Sri Lanka in January to oversee the spending of the money raised.One of Steve's many trips to the shopsOnce again, Steve travelled around the country visiting the various orphanages, children’s…

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23Feb Kandy Kids Continues Its Fantastic Charity Work in Sri Lanka


The annual trip to Sri Lanka for Kandy Kids’ founder, Steve O’Driscoll, took place again in January and we are pleased to report that it was a resounding success.Steve spent several weeks visiting the orphanages and children’s homes in Kandy and Negombo, carefully allocating the money that had been raised…

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07Mar Kandy Kids Trip to Sri Lanka 2015


In January, Kandy Kids’ founder, Steve O’Driscoll, made his annual trip to Sri Lanka and, as usual, he did an amazing job of using the funds raised during the previous year to maximum effect.Yet again, the number of children at the Tikiri Sevana orphanage had increased and the main need…

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09Sep Successful Charity Run for Kandy Kids


On Sunday 7th September, Nineteen48’s co-founder, Stuart, put on his running shoes and joined Steve O’Driscoll from Kandy Kids for a half-marathon in their hometown of Bournemouth.The “dynamic” duo followed a course that took them along the length of Bournemouth and Poole’s sandy beaches and back again, in conditions that…

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22Jul New Charity Partner for Nineteen48


We are very pleased to announce that we are now working with another charity partner in Sri Lanka, the Emerge Lanka Foundation.The foundation is the Sri Lanka-based sister entity of Emerge Global, a Boston-based, non-profit organisation that aims to empower young women in Sri Lanka who have survived abuse and…

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01Mar Official Recognition for Kandy Kids


The co-founder of Kandy Kids, Steve O’Driscoll, was in Sri Lanka in January, working on a range of projects for the charity. Whilst he was there, Steve was invited to talk to some of the local authorities about his work.The outcome of the discussions was that Kandy Kids has received…

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12Feb Kandy Kids Trip to Sri Lanka 2014


January was a busy month for Kandy Kids, with co-founder, Steve O’Driscoll, spending a few weeks in Sri Lanka overseeing all types of new projects at the orphanages supported by the charity.A lot of work was required at the Tikiri Sevana orphanage which has added another 15 babies since last…

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13Dec A Bumper Year for Nineteen48 and Kandy Kids


It has been a great year for Nineteen48’s fundraising efforts. Through various activities we have raised just under £2000 for our charity partner, Kandy Kids.We work very closely with Kandy Kids and their co-founder, Steve O’Driscoll, keeps us fully updated on their plans for how they use the funds we…

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05Dec Nineteen48 Supports Local Charity’s Fundraising Appeal


During December, visitors to five of Bournemouth’s top hotels have the chance to win some fabulous prizes whilst helping to raise much needed funds for local charity, BCHA.Guests visiting The Norfolk Hotel, The Miramar Hotel, The Riviera Hotel as well as Day’s Hotel and the Hallmark Hotel will be able…

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