The Casey Trust was started in 1996 to support projects for children throughout the world. Its first venture was to establish, in conjunctiion with PLAN International, the first major street children project in northern Vietnam, providing education, health care and work skills. This Hanoi-based scheme has proved so successful that it has been taken as a template for similar operations in the area. A thriving Child Helpline has also recently been set up. Other grants have empowered children in many other countries, Romania, Sudan, India, Nepal, Senegal, Honduras, Belarus and many more. Recently in Malawi, under the auspices of the World Medical Fund, a 10-ton ex-Army truck has been transformed into the first Mobile Surgical operating theatre in Africa, able to carry out procedures in the most remote rural areas. The Trust has also supported other projects both large and small in the UK. The Trust works with established UK charities only and meets regularly throughout the year. Increasingly they intend to focus on startup or bold new initiatives that might not have happened without their participation.