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Poverty Pound®

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As a charity we want to help make a difference in society. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world.

Let us unite together to help tackle poverty in society. Your support and donations will help us achieve our objectives and reach out and aid more people that are in need of help. We will be able to provide support and improve the lives of others.


Your £ will help make a difference


Our Objectives

Relief of poverty

  • Through means of providing basic essential needs in order to improve the quality of life

  • Adapting to the ever changing social and economic climate and address the needs of the community at that relevant time

  • The charity will focus its efforts to support communities in England


Raising awareness to the wider community of the issue and cause, through:

  • Education

  • Social events

  • Fundraising events

  • Social media

We strongly believe in our U.S.P.

  • UNITE. By working together and collectively, we will be able to make a greater impact within society.

  • SUPPORT. Following on from the point above, your support will enable Poverty Pound to reach out and help others. There are several ways in which you can support us; donating, fundraising, volunteering at events, suggesting ideas, spreading the word etc. Feel free to get in touch with us - we would love to hear from you.

  • PROVIDE. This is vital and by everyone coming together and supporting us, we will be able to reach out to those that are in poverty or in need of our help and assistance. In these current times, more than ever people need our support. Let us work together in tackling poverty and improving the lives of others.



My story

I enjoy doing voluntary work and making a difference in society. Having the ability to help those less fortunate than ourselves and hopefully being able to provide a sense of hope for families and individuals is what motivates me in wanting to do this. From a very young age, I have dedicated my time to helping others with the intention of making a positive impact to their lives. I am a passionate, ambitious and determined individual who believes anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I get a lot of joy and satisfaction helping those around me and putting a smile on other people’s faces. 

Her Majesty The Queen has awarded me with the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Birthday 2020 Honours List. It is unbelievable to be recognised for my passion in voluntary and charitable services over the years in the UK and abroad. Words cannot describe how I am feeling right now. This is really overwhelming. It is such an honour to receive this prestigious award.

Throughout the years I have undertaken various voluntary / charity work both in the UK and overseas (Tanzania and Nepal) and raised money for charity. I believe in a hands on approach when it comes to reaching out and helping others. Poverty Pound will ensure that the money raised will go towards helping improve the quality of life for many people in England.

Please donate and support me in my passion and drive in making a difference to the lives of those less fortunate.

Your £ will help make a difference

Thank you.

Bharat Thakrar BEM


Charity work

Since we began in 2020, we have reached out to those that need help and support in the community. As a Charity, Poverty Pound provides food and toiletries hampers to individuals and families. If you would like help and support or know anyone who might need some support, please do not hesitate to get in touch or make a referral via the 'Contact Us' page.

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Food Hampers

  • Requests or referrals are received

  • Hampers are specific to the requirements of individuals and families

  • With your support and donations we are able to source the items and prepare the hampers

  • Hampers are distributed to those that need it most

  • Poverty Pound aims at helping as many people as possible. Together we can and will make a difference in society. If you would like to get involved and volunteer, please get in touch or complete the application form and a member of the team will be in touch.  

  • Please support us in our efforts by donating - Your £ will help make a difference


Previous charity work

Prior to Poverty Pound being set up as a registered charity, below are a few examples of charity work I have undertaken. As a charity, with the money raised, we will be able to reach out to more people and help those less fortunate in the UK.


Tanzania 2015/16

In November 2015, I decided to leave my job and put my professional qualification on hold in order to spend 3 months volunteering in Tanzania. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and my chance to play a part in fighting poverty, improving the lives of others and creating long lasting positive change.

One of my personal wishes whilst being in Tanzania was to reach out to the poor and generally the less fortunate members of the community. I knew that this was not part of the programme, but the objective of this activity was to buy food and ingredients (using my own money) for a group of people and eat with them. 


The project officer found suitable groups for me to carry out what I wanted. The groups were;

  • Elders

  • Disabled

  • Street children

Spending quality time with the group of elders was so heartwarming and rewarding. A simple smile goes a long way. It is hard to describe the emotions I felt during that day, but I was just so happy that it was made possible. 

Events / Fundraising

Stay tuned for some exciting fundraising events and a charity launch event once things have settled due to the pandemic of Covid-19 and once it is safe to do so. 

In these unprecedented times, many people need our help and support. Despite not being able to organise events, you can still support Poverty Pound by donating today.


Your £ will help make a difference.

Thank you.


London Marathon 2020

Charity Pre-launch event

The virtual 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon took place on Sunday 4 October and participants had 23 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds to complete the 26.2 miles, which they had a choice of completing by either running, walking or jogging – making the event the most inclusive London Marathon ever.

This might have been another one of my crazy ideas, but seemed like a good one at the time of securing a place. I successfully completed this tough and grueling challenge. For more details and to donate, please click on the button below.


Meet the trustees of the charity


Bharat Thakrar BEM

Founder / Chair

It has been a dream of mine to set up a charity that will be able to make a  difference in society and fight poverty. I look forward to working with others to ensure that Poverty Pound reaches out to those in need.

You can read more about myself on the 'Founder' page.

Please do get in contact if you would like more information or have ideas for the charity.

Thank you for your support.


Your £ will help make a difference.

Pam Ritoo


From a very young age, my dad taught us to live by his motto "help who you can without expecting anything in return"

When I moved to the UK, I got help from so many unexpected avenues. Whenever I would hit the rock bottom, new doors would unexpectedly open. These experiences would remind me of my dad's motto.

For years, I have been doing my little share of charity work where I could. I believe it is now time for me to focus more on this part of my life that gives me so much joy and contentment, What better way to do so than joining my friend Bharat in his mission "to fight poverty".

Jaikishan Patel


I am truly honoured to a be a part of this charity which aims to fight poverty in the UK.

For a long time I have seen how there has been a gradual increase in the poverty line which is a real issue not just for the people involved but everyone in this country. Myself and the team are committed to doing everything we can to help make a difference and I am sure that we will positively impact many lives. I hope that you can support us in any way possible. Unite. Support. Provide.   



Please support us in making a difference in society by donating today.


The charity will provide goods and services to those individuals who are living in poverty through basic provisions such as clothing items, sleeping bags, toiletries and food. We will engage with local organisations, local councils to identify those individuals in need. The charity will also provide street feed services and food banks in the future. 


Poverty Pound believes that every human being is important and we pride ourselves on being a charity for everyone who is in poverty or in need of extra support. We do not discriminate or refuse to assist anyone based on age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race or religion etc.


Every pound will help tackle poverty, make a difference in society and to the lives of others. Due to the current economic climate and pandemic of Covid-19, individuals are faced with tough times ahead and limited disposable income. Poverty Pound is a charity that is inclusive of all and shows that even a small donation of just a pound will go a long way. Collectively we can and we will make a difference. Furthermore, if people are unable to donate financially, there are other ways to get involved and feel involved with this charity (for example, but not limited to: donating items for the food hampers, volunteering opportunities etc). For more information, please get in contact with us.


Please help spread the message and share the website with friends and family.


Thank you for your support.


Poverty Pound®


Please note:

- If you are a UK taxpayer, please tick the box for gift aid. This means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated, at no extra cost to you.

- There is a small transaction fee for every donation made. We would appreciate it if you could cover this by ticking the relevant box - this will enable Poverty Pound to make sure that every £ donated can be used towards the cause.

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Get in touch with Poverty Pound to find more about our work and fundraising efforts.

If you have any fundraising ideas, questions, interested in volunteering or wanting to become a sponsor/donor - we would love to hear from you.

07398 736717

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