Trustees Statement

With the COVID-19 pandemic still causing suffering around the globe as well as economic uncertainty, 2021 has been a year of uncertainty for us all.

As our Annual Report and Financial Summaries will go on to show, the team at One Nation have continued to overcome global challenges in the face of adversity. Lives, both of our as well as our beneficiaries have been impacted signficantly in many different forms. Despite these challenges, we have continued to serve the people we were set up to serve, helping to save and enrich lives of our brothers and sisters across the globe.

One Nation was set up in 2014, providing emergency food, water and shelter to Syrian refugees who found themselves in innocent bystanders in the conflict. With your help and trust, we have made strides in to becoming much more than that, now operating in 5 continents. With our footprint expanding to 40+ countries with a variety of projects, we actively focussed and continue to focus on splitting our resources between critical emergency aid as well as self-sustainable aid, helping beneficiaries break the cycle of poverty to build brighter futures for generations to come.

The One Nation team has continued to grow on the back of your continued trust in us. We would like to extend our heart-felt gratitude to you in helping One Nation reach £14 million in income for 2020. This is an immense increase of 45% from 2019, which has enabled us to expand our operations to millions of beneficiaries across the globe.

We, as a board of Trustees, would also like to extend our gratitude to our staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly around the clock, remaining at the forefront of our aid work for yet another year. Our fundraisers have also continued to create innovative methods of raising donations for causes that are close to their heart, and for that we are thankful.

It is my privilege to volunteer alongside our Chair of Trustees, Maqsood Motala, as well as fellow Trustee Nadeem Seedat, who have helped drive the charity forward since our set up in 2014. With the help of a close team as well as the Charity Commission, we continue to strive towards excellence with regards to the Governance of One Nation.

Please do take the time to read through our Annual Report, where you can see just how we’re taking your donations further.

May He continue to bless us with the means and opportunity to serve humanity sincerely Ameen.

Muhammad Luqmaan Vania – Trustee