The Gambia United Society (GUS) is a UK based registered charity. We obtained full charitable status in October 2005. The idea behind the formation of a society such as the GUS was conceived, in 1997, by a group of Gambians who wanted to help create and maintain awareness amongst Gambians and those of Gambian origin living in the UK and the rest of Europe.
It was intended to be an organisation which can offer support and advice to it’s members in good as well as difficult times. Equally, it was felt that such a society would help promote a better community relation between our members and the host communities. In brief the founding fathers set the following aims - 1 - social inclusion and provision of support in times of need and emergency, 2 - better understanding and awareness amongst Gambians in the Diaspora, 3 - to become a major partner in promoting community cohesion between Gambians in the Diaspora and other communities.
In order to keep this dream alive GUS organise regular meetings where we discusss the charities financial status, our achivements and failure, what can we do differently to improve support and raise funds.