Endorsements & Awards

Betel is honoured to have the support and partnership of many respected individuals and influential organisations across the UK. From our initial founding to the current day, these key relationships have been essential to Betel’s success. From donations, to providing properties, to offering expertise and guidance, our partners have provided generous and strategic help which has aided us in helping thousands of desperate men and women. As we continue to pursue effective partnerships to provide care for more people, here is what just a few of our past and current supporters have said.

john sentamu

Rt. Revd Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

“I fully commend the essential work carried out by Betel. We all strive to live out Gospel values in our lives. Betel achieves them through their work with people who need to be supported and valued. Restoring broken lives is going about God’s business. This is why I have no hesitation in supporting and commending the work that Betel does.” –


Malcolm Hayday, former Director, Charity Bank (Charities Aid Foundation)

“Investors in Society’s role is to open up new funding streams to enable charities to become more financially self sustaining. Betel is at the forefront of charities able to combine a strong social purpose with the understanding that in a welcoming environment, the excluded can often be allowed to take charge of their own problems. We have been privileged to meet and work with ‘Betelitos’ in Spain and here in the UK who, everyday, stand as testament to the belief that help from within invariably invigorates.”


Sir Peter Vardy, Chairman, Vardy Foundation

“Betel UK is truly an amazing charity, providing a home, a community to belong to and meaningful work for people who have experienced crisis in their lives. Betel homes are places where broken lives are restored. They provide an oasis where people living with despair and ruin can find comfort and love, a place to recover and rebuild, and a place to establish meaningful relationships.”

Centre for Social Justice Awards 2006

Centre For Social Justice Awards Winner 2006

At the Centre for Social Justice Awards evening, Betel’s Directors are joined by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, MP; actress Patsy Palmer, and Mrs. Maxie Richards, Director of the Maxie Richards Foundation.

Betel won the 2006 Maxie Richards Award, given for exceptional work in helping people break free of addiction.