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Join us at this year’s Kiltwalk! Published: 16 Jan 2020

Do you share Vine Trust's vision to support some of the most vulnerable communities in Tanzania and Peru with safer homes and medical care? Do you like a good walk?

We would like to invite you to join us in one of the four Scottish host cities for the Kiltwalk this year!

Kiltwalk is an community event that enables walkers to raise money for any Scottish charity of their choice. The Kiltwalk has three distances…

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Seeking New Shop Manager for Branches Gift Shop Published: 09 Jan 2020

The Board of Branches is looking for a new shop manager, to carry on the successful work of the last 35 years.

Who are Branches?

Branches are a not-for-profit organisation retailing gifts and cards from a small shop in the centre of Bo'ness, West Lothian. The Board of Branches set up The Vine Trust in 1985. Branches remains committed to its roots, and 50% of its profits are covenanted to The…

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2020: Year of the Nurse and Midwife Published: 06 Jan 2020

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. They are often the first and only point of care in their communities, and their roles are essential to the goal of universal health coverage by 2030.

That's why we're marking the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020, to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives throughout the world!

Do you know a nurse or midwife who…

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New Year: New Calendar! Published: 01 Jan 2020

Happy 2020 to all our volunteers and supporters!

Don't miss out on our limited edition 2020 calendar which features winning photographs and quotes by our Vine Trust volunteers. This calendar 'gives back' the whole year round!

Get yours for just £5 at our online store today. 

Thanks for your support! 

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Working Towards the Global Goals Published: 17 Dec 2019

This month, the Scottish International Development Alliance published its new report ‘Working towards the Global Goals’, providing detailed insight into its members’ contributions to sustainable development across the world.

The United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, are the plan to improve and create a more sustainable future for the world by 2030. Vine Trust's work contributes towards several of the goals, most prominately Goal 1, No Poverty, and Goal…

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Carbon Neutral Announcement! Published: 14 Dec 2019

On December 14th, World Energy Conservation Day, we are delighted to announce that from January 2020, all Vine Trust international flights will be carbon offset! As a Trust we are also working towards our charity operations being completely carbon neutral by 2025 or sooner.

We hope that those who choose to support us and volunteers who chose to travel with us will know that we are doing our best to…

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Thanks and Best Wishes Published: 10 Dec 2019

We wish Martin Holt best wishes for 2020 and beyond as he prepares to leave Vine Trust on the 18th of December.

Over the last few years Martin, as our Chief Operating Officer, has provided support to our team on the barge and fast tracked the development of the Kazunzu Village of Hope in Tanzania. He has also has been particularly involved in developing our response to the revised GDPR regulations and creating…

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2 Million Medical Consultations! Published: 25 Nov 2019

We are delighted to announce the completion of 2 MILLION consultations carried out across our Medical Programmes! This is a fantastic achivement by the staff teams in Tanzania and Peru, and from our volunteers who have supported the expeditions since our first ship to the Amazon in 2001!

We invited medical volunteer Maris Buchanan to cut the cake at the 2019…

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The Gathering 2019 Published: 19 Nov 2019

We're back from a busy and engaging weekend at The Gathering 2019!

The weekend was a time to celebrate all that our partners, volunteers, and supporters have achieved this year, and to look ahead to our vision for 2020. We have seen huge progress in our Tanzanian building projects from over 130 homes built in Moshi, to the beginning of our new construction project at the Kazunzu Village of Hope, near…

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Limited Edition Calendars Available! Published: 18 Nov 2019

Our 2020 calendars are the perfect way to support Vine Trust 'year round'! For just £7 in our online shop, these calendars feature beautiful photos from our volunteer expeditions in Tanzania and Peru. 

These calendars start early with a month for December 2019, so make sure you get yours today! 

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Kazunzu Village of Hope Published: 16 Nov 2019

We're delighted to see photos from our partners in Tanzania on the progress on Kazunzu Village of Hope! It's exciting to see 6 houses already up, with houses 7 & 8 already underway with the support from our latest volunteer team. 

To find out more about the origins of this project, and what the village will look like, visit our Kazunzu page to find out more. 

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Next Team Heads To Kazunzu Published: 14 Oct 2019

We're delighted to welcome more volunteers to Kazunzu Village Of Hope- our newest and biggest construction project so far! Our next teams will be heading out to support the building project which is situated near Lake Victoria in Tanzania in October and November. 

Make sure to follow their blogs for the latest updates about the homes being built at Kazunuzu! 

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