Annual report I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for your help and support over the last 7 years. I can't describe how grateful I am to you. Not only have I had the best time of my life, made some amazing memories and the best of friends, it has shaped who I am today. As you will know the start of my childhood was not the greatest but I would not swap my situation now for the world and that would not have been possible without this fantastic Trust. In 2016 Reedham awarded grants totaling £4,63,138 to provide support to some of themost vulnerable children in the UK. Since we started awarding such grants, in 1979, over 1,500 children have been helped towards fulfilling their potential in this way. Please take a look at our Annual Report 2016/2017. Aims and Objectives The charity’s aims are to provide support for vulnerable children and young people whose normal development is affected by adverse home circumstances and where no other suitable care is available, continuing the work of our Founder, the Rev. Dr Andrew Reed. Mission Reedham helps children from families trying to function in desperately difficult circumstances, for whom caring for children is a struggle. Many of these children are on the edge of the care system and have had their lives disrupted by a combination of such factors as the death or illness of a parent, desertion, parental abuse of drugs and/or alcohol, or they may have been victims of domestic violence. Our support enables these children to gain the stability and care they need to fulfil their potential. This can transform their lives and futures. The charity awards grants for boarding school placements on the basis of social circumstances and the child’s suitability for boarding, and closely monitors the progress (both academic and social) of the children assisted. If you would like to find out more about our charity and its important work, please contact [email protected].