About us

Destiny of a Child is a non-profit making charity, which supports cochlear implantation for profoundly deaf children, physically disabled children and Aids orphans.

Destiny of a Child was established in February 2002 and is managed on a voluntary basis by Annie Martin. Annie had the idea of setting up the charity after a conversation with Francois, her godchild, who had received a cochlear implant at the age of three. After speaking with Francois on the telephone for the first time, Annie appreciated the marvellous results of his cochlear implant. She decided that she would like to help other children with the same condition.

As the charity has grown in the recent months, Destiny of a Child has decided to expand from the original objective of helping deaf children and is now also raising money for other charities in UK, France and Tanzania. We make sure that all the funding that we provide is used with consideration and care. The charities that we are supporting are:

The UK charity is:

The Ear Foundation The Ear Foundation

We have been very grateful for the support of Destiny of a Child in the past. Many thanks to Annie Martin and her team for their hard work and for their generosity in helping us to develop our facilities for deaf children and young people with cochlear implants since 2003.
Brian Archbold, chief executive of the Ear Foundation.

http://www.earfoundation.org.uk/

The French charities are:

Ceop Ceop

We are immensely grateful for the support that Destiny of a Child has given us this year. Profoundly deaf children, their parents and professionals could not carry on their work without your help.
Martial Franzoni, Director Ceop

http://www.ceop.fr/
Valence School Valence School

The fantastic work that Destiny of a Child does is evident to all who are touched by the efforts of Annie Martin and her team. We here at Valence school are proud to have become associated with this wonderful charity.
Robert Gooding, head teacher, Valence school

http://www.valenceschool.com/
ACE, Africa, Tanzania ACE, Africa, Tanzania

We are truly grateful for the wonderful support from Destiny of a Child. Your money is directly benefiting some of the most vulnerable children in Tanzania, enabling them to access essential health education.
Joanna Waddington, ACE Africa Founder

http://www.ace-africa.org/

Organising Committee for 2013 Fundraising

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Annie Martin

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Belinda Rattray

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Carolyn Collyer

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Di Palmer

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Francesca Turner

Organising committee for Climbing for Children

Julie Crawford

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Maria-Grazia Wrigley

Organising committee for Climbing for Children

Teresa Fryer

Organising committee for Climbing for Children

Jacquie Moynes

Show your support: Destiny of a Child relies on the generosity of people like you to fund its work amongst profoundly deaf children, physically disabled children and Aids orphans.

Meet our trustees

Annie Martin Annie Martin Married with three children. Lawyer by education with worldwide business experience in the recruitment field. Founder of Nannies Inc.
Christian Bazantay Christian Bazantay Married with two children, father of a cochlear implanted boy. Lawyer by education with extensive business experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Also involved in voluntarily assisting terminally ill cancer patients.
Julie Crawford Julie Crawford Married with three children. Interior decorator. Also involved in voluntarily assisting handicapped adults with physical disabilities.
Mercedes Garcia-Rodriguez Mercedes Garcia-Rodriguez Married with three children. Interpreter at the European Parliament. Also involved in teaching languages to refugees.
Francesca Turner Francesca Turner Married with four children. Has business experience in the City and currently works as an interior decorator. Also involved with other charities assisting handicapped adults and an educational project in Malawi.

Working Committee Gallery

Cotswold

Supporting the 2013 Kilimanjaro Climb

Registered Charity: 1096499. Registered in England and Wales.
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