25 years of service but we could do with some help! From humble beginnings 25 years ago International Aid Trust (IAT) has grown into a humanitarian aid charity that sent over £5 million worth of material overseas last year. The charity was launched by CEO, Rev Bernard Cocker, in response to the severe poverty and deprivation he saw in former Soviet Bloc countries, but now it sends aid to places as diverse as Eastern Europe, India, Africa, Cuba, Mexico and the Philippines. IAT also runs and supports many local operations here in the UK, Eastern Europe, India and Sierra Leone. Following a recent visit to the Preston warehouse, Mike Davies Group Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Principle Healthcare commented “I am proud of my company association with you and will ensure that we remain closely linked with anything which we believe can help you in the fantastic work you do… It takes a great deal of commitment and hard work to make it a reality. That is most certainly true of the International Aid Trust.” As part of the operation, we run a network of 20 shops, which cover all of its administration costs and funds 80% of the UK and overseas operations. However, the shops are seen to be more than just fund-raising outlets. They also act as collection points for aid materials in the wake of natural disasters; places that provide affordable quality goods for local communities and promote the idea of ‘Christian compassion for a hurting world’. Sadly, some of these shops are under pressure because of the lack of volunteers. What a shame if this held back the great work we have been doing for the last 25 years.

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Aid unloaded in Ukraine on 25th May 2016 Posted Jun 02, 2016 By administrator

Dear all at IAT We want to let you know that the humanitarian aid truck was unloaded on the 25th of May 2016. The truck wasn’t late and

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Christmas messages 2015 Posted Dec 23, 2015 By administrator

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A message from our CEO & Founder Posted Dec 07, 2015 By administrator

Just like seeds planted in the ground when the seed of God’s word is planted – and received – there is a harvest. During my latest

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