What We Do

Meet our team

Anne Little

Economic wellbeing means people have their most basic survival needs met and have sustainable income


Education is the ultimate empowerment tool for children, their families and communities to survive and recover


If people do not know their rights or have the power to make important decisions, they will struggle to improve their lives.


Twenty seven years ago I was a mum on maternity leave with a baby, a toddler and doing the school run.  One of the mum’s at school told me about a post natal exercise group, I had always done a physical job which I thought kept me fit so I went along to meet other people rather than fitness.  I found I really enjoyed exercising to music as well as meeting other mums so when it came to leaving the group as I was going back to work I felt that I wanted to maintain my new level of fitness. I did aqua fit, line dancing, aerobics, step, running and even joined a gym for a short time.  I found exercising to music to be my thing, it kept me motivated and energised.
In 2010 Zumba arrived in the Holme Valley, I found it scary to begin with as there was no teaching involved, just keep moving with no right or wrong moves but the upbeat music and mixture of genres encourages movement and energy.  I have been hooked ever since.  I feel Zumba makes me feel good mentally and physically,  My fitness. stamina and co-ordination have improved.
I have now retired and was curious to find out how Zumba can be done chair based, I found it contains all the elements of exercise that I enjoy – fun, good music, strength, flexibility and coordination exercises and it is mentally uplifting.  Plus there is the social side of chair-based Zumba, at the end of each class there is a cup of tea (coffee or water available),biscuits and chat with a great group of participants. I feel like I have come full circle finding an exercise group with a social element.


Trapped in countries plagued by crisis, many people cannot access resources they need to ensure their own safety

Women & Girls

With the right support and investment, women and girls can change their own future and uplift entire communities

Delivering lasting impact

We serve

people whose lives have been upended by war, conflict and natural disasters

We work

in countries where people don’t have the support they need to recover from crisis

We respond

within 72 hours, staying to help countries stabilize and people rebuild their lives

We resettle

refugees welcomed by the world, helping them to succeed and thrive

Support a Future Where Violence and Poverty are Less Common