We Are All Making A Difference

Our organisation distributes funds regardless of race, colour, creed or age to individuals and organisations who, in the main, also have no administrative overheads, like ourselves. We also distribute to organisations who do not have the ability to raise funds themselves. Additionally, we raise funds for beneficiaries to whom a relatively small donation has produced a profound and lasting effect.

Zero Overheads

ALL money raised goes directly to our beneficiaries without any deduction whatsoever for administrative or other overheads.

All funds awarded to individuals and organisations are given after appropriate investigation, to those who really need it most. Each application for funding is carefully considered with the proposal and when appropriate, the intended beneficiary being visited by a member of the Appeals’ Committee to ensure that an allocation is made with the appropriate sensitivity.


The London Marathon

A Marathon can never be underestimated. We Are All Making A Difference have had a team running in the London Marathon for over 25 years and each team member have to dedicate many hours of time and significant amounts of effort to be capable of enduring this challenge.

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Christmas Party For The Elderly

Over 10 years ago we introduced our ‘Christmas for The Elderly’ project. Every December we donate to over 25 care homes/day centres for the elderly to offer a ‘little Christmas cheer’ to an often-forgotten group of people in the community.

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Other Events

A number of events have been organised to raise funds for our beneficiaries, including the incredible Annual Golf Day sponsored by Studex UK. A massive thank you to Bob Reeves, Ashley Puzey and Vladimir Reil for continuously supporting We Are All Making A Difference charity for over 20 years.


“May we always be in a position to give and never to receive”

We Are All Making A Difference is delighted to announce that our Chairman, Arnie Kaplan was awarded the MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List in recognition of his charitable works.

This award was gratefully accepted on behalf of the Committee and the many sponsors who have supported the charity over the last 40 years.

We Are All Making a Difference is a Birmingham based charity which ‘distributes’ funds predominantly within the West Midlands region:

  • Regardless of race, colour, creed or age
  • To individuals and organisations
  • To those that do not have the ability to raise funds themselves

We Are All Making A Difference has now raised more than £12 million over the years.

Arnie Kaplan MBE circle
Arnie Kaplan MBE circle



Be Inspired by our stories of wishes granted over the years and thanks to your generosity, we are able to make a difference.

Just a few from a very long list of Wishes We Are All Making A Difference have granted over the years with the monies raised

  • Holidays to Disneyland Florida for children and their families who have life threatening illnesses along with the necessary medical staff and carers.
  • Funding given to supply a ‘Keep Fit Instructor’ to offer therapy for the elderly at a local day care centre.

  • Specialised cot for a 4 year old who has Cerebral Palsy.
  • Funds given for a family support day for parents with children suffering from the extremely rare condition – Zellweger Spectrum.

  • Holiday to swim with Dolphins for 9 year old Beth’s wish who suffers from Refractory Epilepsy.
  • Specialised therapy following major surgery for 4 year old Lily who has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy.
  • Specialised knee support for 12 year old Andrew who has Cerebral Palsy.

  • Posture supporting seat for 13 year old Richard who has Cerebral Palsy.

  • Holiday to Disneyland Florida for 7 year old Oliver who has Leukaemia.
  • Holiday to Disneyland Florida for Jack and brother Sam who both have Noonan’s Syndrome.
  • Holiday to Euro Disney for 4 year old Debbie who suffers from a rare and progressive condition called Late Infantile Gangliosidosis.

  • Funding given to supply a ‘Singing Teacher’ to offer music therapy to a group of elderly who suffer from Dementia.
  • Funding for a number of organised group holidays for the disabled.


Who We Continue To Support

  • 3H Fund
  • Acorns Children’s Hospice
  • Age UK
  • Albrighton Trust
  • Asthma Relief
  • Beads of Courage Campaign
  • Bereavement Counselling Service
  • Birmingham Community Care
  • Birmingham PHAB Camps
  • British Wheelchair Pool Players Association
  • Carers Trust Coventry

  • Cares Sandwell
  • Chernobyl Children’s Project
  • Children’s Adventure Farm Trust

  • Chris Westwood Charity for Children

  • Christmas for the Elderly Project

  • Coventry Carers
  • Cruse Bereavement
  • Dwarf Sports Association
  • Edward’s Trust
  • Friends of Essex & London Homeless

  • George Coller Memorial Fund
  • Golf For the Disabled
  • Hall Green & Smiths Wood Child Contact Centre
  • Help Harry Help Others
  • Home-Start
  • Jewish Deaf Association

  • Kids Like Us
  • Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer
  • Maccabi GB
  • Maria Watt Foundation
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care

  • Molly Ollys

  • NICE – Centre for Movement Disorders
  • Queen Alexandra College – Judo project
  • Rotary Club of Moseley & Sparkbrook
  • Saxon Hill Community School
  • Solihull Bereavement Counselling
  • Solihull Thursday Club
  • Special Olympics
  • SSFA

  • St Basil’s
  • St. Columba’s Day Centre
  • St. Mary’s Hospice
  • St Richards Hospice

  • Sunflowers Children’s Action Group
  • The Thursday Club
  • Tiny Tim’s Children’s Centre
  • Victoria School


  • Kathy Kaplan

  • Paul Murray

  • Richard Gold
  • Kathy Kaplan

  • Paul Murray

  • Richard Gold
  • Julie Phillips

  • Jan Johnson
  • Mike Berwick
  • Jan Johnson
  • Mike Berwick
  • James Brearley

  • James Brearley

  • Julie Phillips

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Lyndsey Baylis

Honorary Administrator

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David Benson

Appeals Co-Ordinator