Daily Sales of Books, CDs and DVDs.

Jacob’s Well Appeal are hosting daily sales (if the weather is fine) in our car park, which is behind Aldi on Swinemoor Lane. We’re selling books, CDs and DVDs – 50p each or three for £1. Social distancing will be in place. Come along and see if there is anything that takes your fancy! All funds raised will go to the work of the charity.

Coronavirus Update

As of 26th May our warehouse is now open and we are able to accept donations. Unfortunately we are temporarily unable to accept any books, toys or furniture. We will inform you when this situation changes.

Our shops are now open.

Many thanks to you all for your support and co-operation during this difficult time.

Banfora Clinic stage one complete

Jacob’s Well is helping to construct a clinic in the West of Burkina in a town called Banfora.  The site was purchased in 2001  by a local NGO with a view of treating vulnerable, disadvantaged marginalized and disabled people who otherwise would have no access to health-care.  Up until now, they have been renting private rooms in the town to carry out treatments as they have not had money to  build a proper medical facility.  When completed, the clinic will treat hundreds of poor people who would otherwise get no help, with a special focus on people with disabilities.
Jacob’s Well has supported this project for several years by supplying them with medicines and other medical products.


007 themed Charity Party Night was held on Nov 22nd 2019 to raise funds for the Charity.This was our 4th Christmas Charity night held at Lazaat.
Bridget Conroy, Office Manager and organiser of the Event said “The night raised £8,600: we are very grateful to Lazaat Hotel & Restaurant, Cottingham for very generously donating the Food, Staff and Venue FOR THE THIRD YEAR RUNNING. This very generous Charitable giving enabled us to make so much more for the Charity. It is an important fund-raising night for us. We would also like to thank all our guests & those individuals & businesses who supported us by donating some amazing raffle and auction prizes.”
HU17 magazine have also published an article regarding the charity night – click here for more details.

Photographs by Richard Addison.

Solar panel water pump for a school in Burkina Faso

Due to the generosity of our sponsors we were able to send money to pay for a solar panel water pump at the school in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. This will save them paying very high electricity bills to pump the water for the school children. They have recently installed the pump and will soon have the solar panels up and running. The money they save will then be spent towards feeding the children. The children board at the school and get two meals a day due to limited funds. They come from very rural areas of Burkina Faso where there is no prospect of an education and they are lucky to get one meal a day at home. The school has been struggling to find sponsors for the children and the money saved by this solar system will be greatly appreciated.

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