News First Atlas Annual Review Published for 2018/19 Atlas is delighted to publish our first Annual Review, a short booklet celebrating the achievements of each financial year. Unlike our previous annual reports, we hope this gives a valued look at the impact we make around the world by sharing stories from our projects and looking over our activities in the UK and elsewhere. Inside the review, readers can find an overview of the year by Atlas Foundation Chairman, Jason Leonard OBE in the Chairman's Report as well as a brief summary of our financial state of affairs until September 2019. We are please to view 2019 as a successful year with a few challenges, especially in increasing the number of people we helped to over 50,000 people, mostly children and young people, in 16 countries. Kings Rugby Development Academy in Kenya is an Atlas supported project which provides food, education and rugby coaching. The review takes a look at four case studies from projects in Argentina, India, South Africa and the USA to see how our supporters have positively changed the lives of kids around the world. Last year also saw Atlas’s fourth Trek, this time to India, with 11 participants visiting our work in the rural north of India, where a building project will provide changing rooms, showers and a classroom for additional educational support for this community. Between them they raised £101,330 for Atlas, from which we made new grants to develop Atlas All Schools in India. Rugby legends Percy Montgomery, Jason Leonard, Simon Shaw and a few of our trekkers meeting our amazing kids in Saraswatipur. Readers can look back at the numerous fundraising events which have been instrumental in helping us make those changes for kids in our projects, and get in touch if you’d like to be involved. From Jason Leonard’s Fundraising Dinner, to the Atlas Golf and Cycling Days, and all the Embassy events in between, a big thank you goes out to the Atlas family who never failed to make the events a day to remember and with that made valuable contributions to help some of the most disadvantaged children around the world. The Atlas Peloton was at its biggest with 70 riders on a fantastic day in Cambridgeshire. Atlas is also delighted to share our thanks for the hard work and wonderful support from our numerous rugby champions and volunteers who give up their time and generosity to help us raise funds, and support those less fortunate than themselves. The Board of Trustees were happy to read the review and took pride in looking back on the amazing work that has been done in the last 18 months. One Trustee said, "Too often I find that generally people are so busy that we never really reflect on the great stuff we do … But when you read this, for me it justifies the time, money and effort we all spend helping the Atlas cause, home and abroad." We hope this will become a staple of the Atlas calendar and look forward to sharing news from the 2019/20 Annual Review in November. Keep an eye on our social media channels and our newsfeed for more updates on the fantastic work our leaders are doing to help kids in these particularly challenging months. Here you can read the full the 2018/19 Annual Review, and if you would like to support the stories that you read about, you can make a donation here. Our work with boys and girls in 20 of the poorest neighbourhood schools in Buenos Aires improves attendance and behaviour, reduces crime and helps kids thrive as individuals and as a team.