CaskAid is a non-profit organisation looking to source casks of whisky with the aim to use their bottled contents to raise funds for charitable projects. Every few years the cask selectors will select a new project to support with the funds raised by the whisky community. This page provides an overview of the current (and past) projects supported by CaskAid.
In 2018 CaskAid decided to support Eglantier, a multifunctional center focused on school-replacing daycare for
- Young children with a severely delayed mental development
- Children and youngsters with severe mental disorders and possibly contact or behavioral issues.
In addition to the daycare center Eglantier also opened a ‘care-hotel’ for short term accommodation of the same group of youngsters.
In addition to a limited government sponsored care-package this organization receives for each of the children, they rely heavily on support from the corporate world as well as volunteers to ensure they can provide the best care for these children. By donating part of the profits generated by the sales of our whiskies we would also like to support this project and help them to safeguard the best possible environment for these children to grow in a supportive environment.
The years of 2015-2017 we gladly supported Bone4Kids and we are proud to say that all the bottlings we’ve done in this period, in combination with the gift boxes and tastings allowed us to donate a total of 9.000€ in support this project.
The Bone4Kids Fund was established to round up resources for the research and treatment of non-healing fractures (pseudarthrosis) in children.
Non-healing bone defects in children are the biggest nightmare for orthopaedic surgeons as treating these (very) young children always requires multiple surgical interventions throughout their childhood, including bone transplantations, without any guarantee for success. Amputation is often the only way out.
Research team Prometheus at KU Leuven University has reached the last stage in the development of a new therapy which will dramatically reduce the number of surgical interventions. Our fund targets to help give this research the final push towards accomplishing its goal.
Supported by the University Fund of the KU Leuven, scientists and parents have combined forces in an effort to raise the much needed funds.
For more information on Bone4Kids, please visit the website
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