GTWF is a Manx registered charity (Number
727), and is completely independent. We are not affiliated to
any other large charitable organisations, and do not benefit
from any outside expertise or support. The charity trustees all
live on the Isle of Man and are totally responsible for all
practicalities related to the Fund’s operations.
the principles adhered to by the Fund is that every penny goes
to the work in India, and it is used for the purpose it was
intended. It is our aim to have a manageable fund, which meets
genuine and specific needs. Every effort therefore, is made to
ensure that all
the money raised will be applied in
furthering the intended objectives. The only expenses we have
are related to stationery, printing and postage etc, and we are
able to assure supporters those donations and gifts are not
swallowed up in unnecessary administration costs and expenses.
We seek to ensure that our co-workers in
India are visited and encouraged by charity representatives.
From time to time, special visits to India are arranged and
interested supporters are invited to join representatives of the
Charity to visit the various aspects of the work. All costs and
expenses for these trips are borne by the individuals
2008 was the tenth anniversary of GTWF. Instead of celebrating,
however, a shadow was cast by the sudden and tragic death on
18th May, of Matthew Else, our Founder and the chairman of Grace
Third World. His death came as a huge shock to everyone, as he
was such a vibrant and enthusiastic personality.
Following the death of our Founder a new chairman was sought,
and Ray Richardson, one of the original Trustees, was chosen to
take over from Matthew Else. Ray had been involved from the
beginning, and had been to India many times. Timothy and Sheela
knew him well, and he was the obvious choice to take over this
position. Ray and Timothy talk on the phone every week and
Timothy keeps Ray up to date with everything that is happening
in Grace Children’s Home.