Helping to provide a first-class education for the disadvantaged

SHOCC is raising funds for educational projects in our local area, and further afield. We urgently need donations to help develop two new schools at Mto Wa Mbu and Singida in Tanzania and an HIV hospice in Guatemala.
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SHOCC is the official charity of St Mary's University, Twickenham, and celebrated its 50th birthday in 2021. It was originally known as SHOC and concentrated on overseas projects. Since becoming a UK registered charity in 2008, it has also helped local projects.

Since 2008, SHOCC has raised over £800,00 for 40 projects. We help to develop three schools in Tanzania (£250,000) and, together with schools, families, and friends in Northamptonshire, we provided fees for 40 orphans at two schools in Uganda (£100,000), funded the purchase of 5 acres of land for an eco-farm, installed a hydrotherapy pool and solar lighting (£85,000) at an HIV hospice in Guatemala, renovated science laboratories at a girls' school in Kenya (£30,000), constructed three new classrooms at a kindergarten school in South Sudan (£60,000) and assisted many smaller projects in Twickenham and further afield. We also raised over £10,000 to help project partners during the Covid pandemic.

Each year SHOCC Trustees and supporters take part in the Shepperton Rotary 10k walk and we have raised over £10,000 in the past five years.

All donations are sent directly to our projects and we make no deductions for salaries, rent, or other costs except charges on our bank account and on money transfers.

About the charity


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SHOCC aims to raise funds for and awareness of projects that challenge deprivation and poverty. It is the organisation that brings together all the university's charitable work with local and global communities. It funds the building of schools overseas and supports the work of charities in its local area.

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