Charity dedicated to alleviating poverty celebrates its fourth birthday

By Anita Jaynes on 29 June, 2015

Trowbridge Chambers Charity of the Year is celebrating its fourth anniversary and extraordinary business and community poverty relief achievements, at Grangeside Business Centre this Friday July 3.

People against Poverty is a charity based in Hilperton, near Trowbridge and works in partnership with other projects both at home and abroad such as The Way of Joy project in Romania, the Starlight Children’s Home in Nepal, St Joseph’s Creche Orphanage in Haiti and the UK project Bridging the Gap.

Money is raised to change impoverished lives by providing food, housing and education. Recently the team has funded hundreds of tents to families in Nepal who are struggling to deal with the aftermath of the massive earthquakes in May where thousands lost their lives.

People against Poverty also has an enterprise network, Business against Poverty, which is designed to encourage businesses to network and raise money at the same time. SMEs from across the south west are members including John Williams Heating Services, Giant Peach and Nicholas Wylde Goldsmith.

Val Huxley, CEO of People against Poverty said: “Our partnerships ensures we can work together to build up communities – by feeding the hungry, giving clothing to the poor, providing warm shelter for the forgotten and educating people in all aspects of social skills.

“Businesses which meet with our code of ethics and engage with our projects are supporting the reduction of international poverty and changing the lives of others.”

The birthday party is being held in the gardens of the Grangeside Business Centre, Devizes Road, Hilperton from 6pm this Friday.

Entertainment is being provided by local folk band After Aura and there will be a performance of belly dancing. For details and to book ticket at £10 a head visit

To find out more about People against Poverty visit:

For more about Business against Poverty go to: