KMTC has helped to support and raise money for many local charites over the years. Some information about recent charities we have supported:
Under The Mango Tree is a Northwich based registered charity that helps the children from the poor rural area of Chinyume and surrounding villages in Kenya access and benefit from a good education.The local Chinyume community leaders and parents are keen to provide their children with the chance to learn, laugh and to play. However they need help. Under the Mango Tree believes that a good basic education will give this community the best chance of breaking the cycle of poverty. So far Under the Mango Tree has helped build new classrooms and toilets as well as supplying text books and desks. Under the Mango Tree has also funded nursery teachers to help the children make an early start with their education. One important aspect of the charity is helping with the feeding programme, which supplies a simple breakfast and lunch for all of the students, some of whom have to walk for many miles to attend school each day.The charity is run entirely by volunteers with 100 per cent of all donations going directly to the Chinyume community.
In December 2016 nine year old Max Johnson, who’s mum Emma appeared in KMTC’s The Addams Family, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, in which his heart had grown unable to pump blood effectively around his body. He continued to deteriorate and so in early February 2017, he had a mechanical pump fitted inside his heart, to help the blood flow. That technology, combined with the skill, compassion and dedication of the hospital team, kept Max alive until the call came that a new, compatible heart had arrived. The Johnson family is delighted to announce that Max received his heart transplant in August, after waiting 206 days in The Freeman Hospital on the urgent heart transplant waiting list. The family will be forever indebted to a family out there, who were courageous enough to say yes to organ donation and whose decision saved Max's life and gave him the chance of a fresh start. Max is now looking forward to returning to school in November. KMTC helped raise money during Avenue Q for The Sick Children's Trust, the charity that provides accommodation at the hospital for families of poorly children.