About the Foundation

The Mayden Foundation was established in April 2010 as a not for profit charity with the following objectives:

  1. To promote charitable activities primarily through two mechanisms:
    - Provision of free on-line web services
    - Grant making to other charities, charitable projects and activities
  2. To promote better understanding of the Christian faith and to support church-based mission and pastoral care work.
  3. To promote the relief of sickness through education and the promotion of study and research
  4. To promote the relief of poverty or financial hardship anywhere in the world by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training and healthcare and such other support as required.
  5. To promote sustainable development and the education of the public in subjects relating to sustainable development and the protection, enhancement and rehabilitation of the environment and to promote study and research in such subjects provided that the useful results of such study are made available to the public at large. Sustainable development means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The Foundation is a registered UK charity with RCN 1139031.


In addition to our web projects, we also support other charities, primarily those who are operating locally or engaged in disaster relief. Since inception, the Mayden Foundation has been delighted to provide donations to the work of the following organisations.

Wolfson College The College was founded by the University of Cambridge in 1965 as University College, changing its name to Wolfson College in 1973 following generous funding from the Wolfson Foundation. The College is now a mature institution and plays a full part in the life of the University of Cambridge, both intellectually and also culturally.
Butterfly Conservation Butterfly Conservation was formed by a small group of dedicated naturalists in 1968 following the alarming decline of many beautiful butterflies. Most British butterflies remain a cause for concern, with three quarters of our native species in decline. Four butterflies and over 60 moths became extinct last century. We aim to halt and reverse these declines. Our vision is of a world rich in butterflies for future generations to enjoy.
Facing Africa Facing Africa - Noma provides funds for the visits of teams of voluntary surgeons from the UK, Germany and Holland to Nigeria and Ethiopia to perform facial reconstruction surgery on the victims of the disease noma, and the aquisition of related equipment for hospitals in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Sokoto (Nigeria).
People against Poverty People against Poverty are a global community of the like-minded, an independent charity whose shared intention is to alleviate poverty and suffering around the world. The charity channels its resources into projects that directly connect communities, donor to recipient, person to person. The charity delivers help on the ground through local partnerships and networks.
Diabetes UK Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.
E3 Initiative E3 Initiative wants to see grassroots churches in the majority world empowered to transform their communities.
Medecins Sans Frontieres Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 60 countries.
CLIC Sargent Every day 10 families are told their child has cancer. As the UK's leading children's cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is the only organisation to offer them all round care and support.
NSPCC The NSPCC was founded in 1884 and its vision is still to end cruelty to children in the UK. Find out more about how the NSPCC are ending child cruelty, how it is organised and its history.
Muscular Dystrophy Muscular Dystrophy has four main focuses: 1. Fund world-class research to find effective treatments and cures. 2. Provide free practical and emotional support. 3. Campaign to raise awareness and bring about change. 4. Award grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, such as powered wheelchairs. The charity relys almost entirely on voluntary donations and legacies to fund its work. Dedicated children and adults, companies, trusts and foundations help it to raise money to fund its vital work.
The Genesis Trust The Genesis Trust are supported by all the churches in Bath, who provide teams of volunteers, together with financial support, with the use of their premises, and with prayer. The charity helps the churches to work together to reach people in need in the Bath area. The charity helps individual Christians to put their faith into action. Most of The Genesis Trust's work is done by an army of volunteers from many different churches who bring their love, their time and their energy to help people in need. Some of its clients also become volunteers to help them develop their skills. The Genesis Trust employs 13 people on a full or part time basis, working under a Director and a board of Trustees, supported by an Advisory Board.
Great Ormond Street Great Ormond Street Hospital is full of remarkable children whose bravery touches everyone. With its supporters, Great Ormond Street helps keep the magic alive for thousands of children who need its help every year.
Institute of Cancer Research From its foundation in 1909 as a small research department of the Royal Marsden Hospital, the ICR has grown to become one of the world's foremost independent cancer research organisations.
The Prostate Cancer Charity The Prostate Cancer Charity was founded in 1996 in response to the urgent need to invest more in prostate cancer research and to raise public and political awareness of a long-neglected disease. The charity was established with the broad remit of improving the care and welfare of those affected by prostate cancer.
Julian House Julian House's purpose is to eradicate the need for rough sleeping, enable those who are homeless and those who are vulnerable and at risk of homelessness to establish sustainable homes and lifestyles, empower all users of its services to achieve their fullest potential. At its foundation Julian House was set up to try and offer direct support to some of the most marginalised people in society – the homeless. Initially this was limited to offering a bed for the night and some food.
Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust is a registered charity which was set up in 1991 in order to raise the funds necessary to build and run Woodlands Hospice. In 1996, the Hospice opened and since then has provided Day Therapy Services to the people of Knowsley, Sefton and North Liverpool. In 2004, following further fundraising, an Outpatient Annex was opened, allowing the Hospice to also offer Outpatient Services.
Lupus UK LUPUS UK is the only national registered charity supporting people with systemic lupus and discoid lupus and assisting those approaching diagnosis.
Doorway Doorway is a charity drop-in centre in Chippenham, Wiltshire providing a friendly, safe place for adults who are homeless or who have complex issues, such as debt, mental health problems, substance use or poor life skills which are likely to affect their ability to acquire or sustain a tenancy.
Cancer Research UK Our aim is to save lives by preventing, controlling and curing cancer. We do this through funding world-class research into all aspects of cancer, providing information, and influencing public policy. More people are beating cancer than ever before thanks to our work and your support. Survival has doubled over the past 40 years and we're pushing onwards – developing new ways to prevent and treat cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support One in three of us will get cancer and it's the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you've been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you'll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
BMS World Mission BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 35 countries on four continents. BMS personnel are mainly involved in church planting, development, disaster relief, education, health, and media and advocacy.
4Children 4Children develop, influence and shape national policy on all aspects of the lives of children, young people and families. As the Government's strategic partner for early years and childcare we have a crucial role in co-producing policy with the Department of Education and representing the sector's views and experiences.
NHS Retirement Fellowship The NHS Retirement Fellowship is the social, leisure, educational and welfare organisation for retired NHS staff and their partners. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for retired NHS staff and their partners to meet and spend time with other like minded people, to enjoy existing friendships, make new friends and have fun together. As in all friendships, members support each other in good times and also through difficult patches in their lives. The Fellowship is a registered charity with no political or religious affiliations and has approximately 15,000 members across the UK.
Send a Cow For 25 years we have been helping thousands of African families and orphans grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. Providing livestock, seeds, training and ongoing support, we help families leave poverty behind for good.
Help the Hospices We want the very best care for everyone facing the end of life. We are here to support our members and other organisations as they strive to grow and improve end of life care throughout the UK and across the world.
DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal At times of overseas emergency, the DEC brings together a unique alliance of the UK's aid, corporate, public and broadcasting sectors to rally the nation's compassion, and ensure that funds raised go to DEC agencies best placed to deliver effective and timely relief to people most in need.
Shelter Shelter was founded in England in 1966 by the Reverend Bruce Kenrick, who was horrified by the state of the tenements round his Notting Hill parish. The setting up of the organisation in Scotland followed in 1968. Kenrick had formed the Notting Hill Housing Trust three years earlier to provide decent, affordable houses to rent in the area.
Scope Scope exists to make this country a better place for disabled people and their families. We do this by running a range of services, raising awareness of the issues that disabled people face and influencing change across society. We provide support, advice and information for more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their family members every year.
Meningitis Research Foundation Our vision is a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. Millions of people have already been affected by meningitis and septicaemia in the UK, Ireland and around the world. They are devastating diseases which can kill and seriously disable in hours. But the sad fact is meningitis and septicaemia kill around 1,000 people around the world. Every single day one person dies in the UK and Ireland alone. Babies and children under five and young people are especially vulnerable but anyone of any age can be affected.
Farms for City Kids
Hebron House Hebron House is a safe, nurturing and intensively supportive community environment in which to rehabilitate from drug and alcohol dependency and the life-dominating problems that serious substance misuse can cause. As a resident you will remove yourself from your immediate environment and join up to nine other women aged 18+ who share the common goal of recovery. By leaving home you will break free from old contacts and by joining a sheltered community you will be able to focus fully on your recovery without distraction.
Christian Vision for Men
Water Aid Water Aid tackle the crisis from all angles, working with local partners to deliver services, influencing decision-makers to make change happen, and generating incredible support across the world.
Derry Hill Church
Operation Wallacea The Operation Wallacea Trust was established in 2000 in the UK in order to support activities that could directly contribute towards the conservation of biodiversity in the areas in which Operation Wallacea is working.
The British Red Cross Society The British Red Cross are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
The Garden Tomb The Garden Tomb is believed by many to be the garden and sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea, and therefore a possible site of the resurrection of Jesus. The Garden is owned and administered by The Garden Tomb (Jerusalem) Association, a Christian non-denominational charitable trust based in the United Kingdom (UK charity 1144197; UK company 7591911).
Compassion UK Compassion is an international Christian child development and child advocacy ministry. Partnering with local churches, we are committed to the spiritual, economic, social and physical development of children living in extreme poverty in 26 countries, enabling them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
Business Against Poverty Business against Poverty is an accredited membership community. Members who meet our Code of Ethics are authorised to carry the Business against Poverty accreditation kitemark. This community of business people like yourself care about the issues of poverty and ethical standards and are taking action. The accreditation kitemark differentiates you from your competitors; it says something significant about you and your business.
Cavell Nurses Trust Cavell Nurses' Trust supports the UK's 650,000 registered nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants together with retired and student nurses throughout the UK.
CBM CBM acts upon the needs and rights of people with disabilities. Through our network of local partners we support more than 700 projects across more than 70 of the poorest countries of the world.
Trauma Recovery Centre The TRC exists to help children recover from trauma. Trauma is defined as an experience which is overwhelming and hinders the child's safety and security. At the TRC we facilitate recovery for children and young people as they process trauma, and support them as they piece their lives back together until a wholeness can be found.
Multiple Sclerosis Society The MS Society is the UK's leading MS charity. Since 1953, we've been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change.
Unicef Every five seconds a child under 5 dies of a preventable cause. It's shocking, but with your help we can change this. In fact child survival rates are better now than ever before. And we've already improved the lives of more children around the world than any other charity. So it really is possible to make a difference. But there are still millions of children who need our help. Our goal is to give every child the best possible start in life. Whether that means immunising them against deadly diseases (like the child pictured above in Burundi) or making sure they can go to school. With your support we can continue to be there for children, wherever they need us.
The Rainbow Centre for Children The Rainbow Centre for Children provides free and professional support to children and their families affected by life threatening illness and bereavement.
Action for Children We support the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout the UK and we've been doing so for 145 years.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK We support and empower those affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy. We advocate for better services and raise public awareness in partnership with the health, social care and research communities.
Age UK Age UK's vision is for a world where everyone can love later life. We do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways
Widcombe PCC
Unseen UK Unseen's purpose is to work towards the eradication of slavery wherever it is found, providing survivors with safety, hope and choice.
Mercy in Action Mercy in Action works to alleviate the suffering of children living in poverty in the Philippines through feeding, education, shelter and love. Our dream is to see an end to the abandonment, abuse and trafficking of children, and to see their lives restored and their communities transformed.
Friends of Theatre Royal Bath
Get Kids Going Like any aspiring athletes all our youngsters need long term support, often over many years, to achieve their sporting dreams. Sadly, we are aware of cuts in funding for such youngsters from government and other sources, and so many of our youngsters are forced to rely on friends and family for financial help. As you can imagine this causes enormous burdens on many, already cash strapped, families and a constant worry as the cost of participating in their favourite sport is forever increasing.
Trinity Church Oxford
Ethiopiaid In the Autumn of 1987, Sir Alec Reed returned from his first visit to Ethiopia. He saw what many people might expect - widespread hardship, suffering and poverty. He also saw passion, knowledge and ambition. Ethiopiaid came to life in 1989. He knew that it would take something simple to make a huge difference to the lives of many people. Starting with an investment of £1m, he created a platform for years of change. Ethiopiaid has grown without losing sight of its relatively humble beginnings. Using a small number of hardworking staff and a donated office space, this £1m has grown into more than £30m in partner donations over 25 successful years. To find out more about Ethiopiaid's achievements over its 25 years please click here.


  • Paul Byrne

    Paul Byrne is the Quality and Mobilisation Manager for Integral UK Ltd (a JLL company) and has been in the building services industry for most of his career. He is a keen swimmer and runner.

  • Celia Mead

    Celia Mead is a marketing and business development consultant and project manager working mainly in heritage, museums, charities and tourism. Her current projects are interim Executive Director of Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases; project managing a leadership development programme; and advising the chair of a cultural venue on business planning. The three best qualities she brings to work are wide networks, a commitment to learning and high energy levels. She is on the boards of London Parks & Gardens Trust, Bath Festivals and Fairfield House CIC. Her interests outside work are walking in mountains, elephant conservation, behavioural economics, minimalism and eating.

  • Chris May

    Chris is the founder and managing director of Mayden. Formerly from a manufacturing background he has dedicated his career to the healthcare sector for the last 21 years, initially as a hospital manager and then as a management consultant specialising in information analysis and modelling to support strategic reviews and business cases. Chris is passionate about maximising the opportunities presented by the internet – primarily in healthcare – and this is now his primary area of interest.