Our History

How did it start?

In 2015 Tess and  the now named ‘Dream Team’ were out in Romania distributing aid. Over dinner and a few drinks at the end of the trip it was decided more help was needed in the poor rural communities. The Shoebox Project was born. Since then the Charity  has evolved into a UK and overseas based foundation helping hundreds of vulnerable children and families in the UK and Moldova.  Each year with the help of very dedicated Trustees and Volunteers the charity grows and goes from strength to strength.

Why the name Little Edi?

Many ago the Founder and President Tess Giggs when to Romania with  local missionaries from her church to hand out Christmas Shoeboxes to poor families in the village of Gilau, while she was there she was introduced to a family with a very sick little boy called Edi, he had meningitis and the family could not afford to keep him in hospital and he would have to return home. Tess who had suffered with Meningitis herself offered to sponsor the family and pay their medical fees to help save Edi’s life. This sponsorship continues today.

Teresa Griggs

Dr Vicki Coupland

Christopher Simpson

Laura Beatty

Louise Geer

Joshua Brown

The Trustees

The Little Edi Team are a team of unpaid Volunteers, their time and knowledge comes at no expense to the charity, all the donations and funds raised go straight to the charity.

They take responsibility for using the resources efficiently, achieving measurable results and being accountable to the supporters, partners, people, and most of all, the children and communities with whom the charity work with.