Charity Updates

Well done & Congratulations to an Inspirational Lady!

As you know, Gem Vending provides all customers with QR codes on their vending machines giving free nutritional advice for products, our chosen partner, who design and manage this for us is brand marketing agency Just Peel.   Managing Director of Just Peel, and our good friend, Alison Hobson, is a strong supporter of Meningitis Now […]


The Point Foundation – Visit to The Noel Orphanage

Sharon Gallagher of GEM Vending has recently arrived into Kigali airport in Rwanda for her forthcoming visit to The Noel Orphanage. Sharon, who is a Director of The Point Foundation is very much looking forward to seeing her friends and working together again.


The Point Foundation – Support our Students

The S.O.S. (Support our Students) sponsorship scheme is a project undertaken solely by the Point Foundation on behalf of the students of the Noel Nyundo Orphanage, Rwanda.  The orphanage has no funds to help.  There is no one to support them.  Sponsorship enables YOU to change someone’s destiny.  For further information please contact our Managing […]


The Point Foundation – Christmas Update and Photographs

Steve, Sharon and James Gallagher spent Christmas as a family at The Noel Orphanage in Rwanda. They managed to raise enough money to buy each and every child at the orphanage (c. 650 children) a present, and this was given to them by Father Christmas himself! For more information and photographs from the day itself, […]


The Point Foundation – Christmas at The Noel Orphanage

Today I am back at the Noel and ready to meet the next challenge. Next Wednesday Steven and James arrive in time for Christmas and I can’t wait to see them. They have been busy fundraising to buy every Noel child a Christmas gift. To date they have raised over £2,000 and I am so […]


The Point Foundation – Noella, Eric & Alice

Noella is fourteen years old, born on Christmas Day and has Leprosy. She has lived at the Noel since 1997 and has suffered greatly. She has endured many painful years with truly appalling abscesses and ulcers covering her body. Two days before I left the Noel, I spoke to Noella and the nurse about her […]


The Point Foundation – Evacuation to Kigali

For the next two days we stayed at the Des Millies Colline Hotel in Kigali of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ fame – the film about the 1994 Genocide. Our small preferred hotel was already full. The following day we were able to arrange meetings with another charity Hope and Homes, who are working to find foster homes […]


The Point Foundation – Update from Sharon Gallagher in Rwanda

Since I arrived in Rwanda life has been something of a rollercoaster ride with many ups and downs. Fairground attractions are not usually my thing but this is turning into an incredible and unforgettable journey. So much has happened and most of the time it feels like I am living my life in a BBC […]


Wearing it Pink for Breast Cancer Campaign

Wear It Pink Day is Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest fundraising event. This is a charity very close to our hearts at Gem Vending, and so for the fourth year running we have been hard at work throughout October organising events to raise funds for this fantastic cause. This year’s activities included: Strictly Come Dancing sweepstake […]


Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Coffee & Craft Afternoon – Nottingham Gem Vending are proud to be supporting a local Coffee and Craft afternoon being held today (Friday 28th September) at Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre in Nottingham. This event is part of the Macmillan Cancer Support ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. Activities start from 3pm with a walk around the […]