At Serving Hands UK, our mission is to enhance and change the lives of those who are experiencing hurt and pain.
In northern Ghana, many communities face significant levels of poverty. Serving Hands exists to serve, support, educate, inspire and empower individuals and families in these communities to help improve their livelihoods.
We aim to leave a permanent impact by making sure individuals and families ultimately have the skills that will help them feed themselves and come out of poverty through various projects. This will help to promote positive-self-awareness, along with improved social systems and structures.
We love and respect without prejudice.
We embrace all people, listening to them to find out how we can help them beat poverty.
We are committed to demonstrating this love in action, by helping and equipping families and communities to have their basic human needs met.
Founder - Syneider Addy
Serving Hands UK was founded by Syneider Addy. Born in Liberia and raised in Ghana, she moved to the UK at the age of 14 to join her parents who had fled the first Liberian civil war to the UK in the late 1980s.
Syneider trained as an Accountant specialising in project accounting and reconciliations. Amongst the various roles, she has undertaken has been Financial Controller at Crystal Palace Football Club, and UK company Accountant for Callison RTKL, a global architectural firm.
Syneider is a children’s advocate and philanthropist and has committed a lot of her own time to support charities, causes and campaigns. Much of her work has involved mentoring young people as well as championing women in business in villages in Ghana, helping the rehabilitation of women from prisons, and sharing her experience and expertise.
In 2012, Syneider began her charity work in Ghana along with her mother Joyce Taylor. Prior to beginning her charity work, Syneider regularly invested her time and resources in remote villages in the northern part of Ghana – towards basic items such as food and clothing being made available to ensure that women and children in those communities were able to have a basic standard of living – things normally taken for granted in most first worlds.
Syneider is an Accountant by profession who lives with her family in Sevenoaks Kent.
Where Your Money Goes
We seek to be transparent and accountable to our staff volunteers, beneficiaries, donors, partners and supporters, and we are committed to following our internal policies and procedures within the charity by making sure that there is transparency in where and how donations are spent.
We follow the best practice guidelines outlined by The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator.
We use professional and independent bodies outside of our charity such as external accountants for our annual accounts/reports.
We are ever committed to each of our projects we support because they are all special to our supporters. We are here to see lives change for the better the those in need. Our focus is to ensure that each project receives all the funds it’s been promised and needs to function as it should effectively.
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Putting robust systems and processes in place to enable and evaluate our frontline works and volunteers, so that we learn and improve and your money is used more effectively as a result.
This team are passionate and amazing because they make things happens for the SHUK. They connect our supporters and their gifts that are life-changing for those in need of them. Without them; we wouldn’t be able to reach out to those in need.