The primary focus for Cephas is to provide a foundation upon which charities from different sectors can work with us on a range of policy areas to share ideas and experience. In return Cephas will make a donation to a chosen charity for each event it delivers.
If you are a charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise and are interested in working with us on any of our forthcoming public policy symposiums please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
"We are hugely grateful to CEPHAS for their kind donation and wonderful support in promoting Aid to the Church in Need’s work online and at a recent conference. Drawing on research by ACN and others, earlier this year the FCO published their Report on Christian persecution around the world, which acknowledged the scale of the problem and highlighted ACN’s #RedWednesday campaign as a means of showing solidarity with Christians and other religious minorities who lose their homes, livelihoods and even their lives for their peacefully-held beliefs. The response from the conference has been great with enquiries from local councils about how they can join other public buildings in lighting red this November. CEPHAS has helped to give a voice to persecuted Christians and others who have no-one else to speak for them. Thank you."
Patricia Hatton, Head of Fundraising and Marketing, Aid to the Church in Need
“…a huge thank you for the donation…Every penny donated to us goes toward our dedicated work preventing road death and injury and supporting those bereaved or injured in road crashes, so thank you.”
Lisa Kendall, Volunteer Manager and Community Fundraiser
TRANSPORT FOR ALL
“We are very grateful to Cephas Public Policy for promoting Transport for All and the work we do at their recent event. Each year we support hundreds of Disabled and older people to get out and about by offering travel advice and guidance through our helpline and outreach services, and their donation will go towards funding this. Transport for All lobby and campaign to affect change and to win improvements to transport. We also deliver Disability Equality Training to transport providers to help them achieve excellence in customer care, especially for Disabled and older people. Cephas’ donation will support our mission of championing the rights of Disabled and older people to travel with freedom and independence in London.”
April Clifford, Director
ROAD VICTIMS TRUST
"The Road Victims Trust were delighted to be supported by CEPHAS at their recent conference in respect of Improving the Condition of our Roads. As a bereavement charity that supports hundreds of people each year, we very much appreciate the generosity and understanding of CEPHAS.”
Mark Tuner, Chief Executive
"I'm grateful to Cephas Public Policy who were kind enough to promote RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims in the UK at a recent event. We provide information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes and engage in evidence based policy and campaigning work to fight for justice for victims and reduce road danger. Set up in 1992 by a mother whose son was killed by a red light offender, we are a membership organisation whose work is informed by the needs and experiences of road crash victims.”
Nick Simmons, CEO
CHURCH HOMELESS TRUST
“Thank you to Cephas for their kind donation and promotion of Church Homeless Trust’s work. With donations such as this, Church Homeless Trust helps people who are homeless to rebuild their lives by giving them grants to meet their particular needs. We give grants to homeless people of all ages, nationalities, and faiths, because we believe that everybody has a unique contribution to make to society, and that we all benefit when everybody is able to participate fully in life. We are very grateful for Cephas’ support.”
Nicole Holgate, Communications Manager
WAVE Trust and 70/30 Campaign
We are very grateful and touched to receive both public support and a donation from Cephas. Within Reading and the surrounding areas, we are working hard to break transgenerational cycles of abuse, neglect, trauma and dysfunctional families with a view to supporting the work of the WAVE Trust in reducing 70% of child maltreatment by 2030. So much crime and so many mental health problems are due to early trauma. We only began our public awareness campaign in October 2018 and already we have had support from communities and local Health and Wellbeing boards, especially within the Police and Education services. It is really heartening to know this campaign has already helped to instigate many changes in services including the setting up of most of Reading schools as Trauma Informed Schools and we really appreciate Cephas' support.
Linda Dobraszczyk, Ambassador
WAVE Trust and 70/30 Campaign
We are grateful to Cephas for promoting WAVE Trust and the work we do at their recent event. Our 70/30 Campaign to reduce adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) by 70% by the year 2030 depends on us all raising awareness of the impact trauma has on our society and the potential we have to prevent and mitigate it. All efforts towards this achievable goal are much appreciated and we thank Cephas for their support.
Aidan Phillips, Project Manager
Thank you to Cephas Public Policy for their generosity and support of Nordoff Robbins at their recent conference towards tackling potholes. This donation will make a huge difference, contributing to help us provide Music Therapy at our centres free of charge, deliver Music Therapy in schools, care homes, hospices and hospitals, train the next generation of Music Therapists through our Masters course in Music Therapy, and research the benefits of Music Therapy to influence and educate the Music Therapy community worldwide. We cannot say enough how important support like this is to us, and are so grateful to Cephas.
Michaela Carter, Fundraising Assistant, Nordoff Robbins