For 2019, rather than one headline charity we decided to support several local charities. We asked our members to vote, and these are the charities that they chose.
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
Thames Valley Air Ambulance is at the frontline of saving lives. Our team gives you the best chance when the worst happens.
Wheels for All – Bisham
The Wheels for All initiative is a nationally recognised programme that embraces all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs, to engage in a quality cycling activity. By using specially adapted cycles, the activities are both physically and mentally stimulating and above all fun for everyone involved.
All the centres are equipped with specially adapted cycles and Wheels for All trained leaders, who have the knowledge and confidence to work with adapted cycles for participants to enjoy the benefits of cycling. The centres welcome individuals, groups and families to be involved.
Wheels for all has recently moved to the Little Marlow Athletics track. More information here: https://cycling.org.uk/latest-news/a-new-home-for-marlow-wheels-for-all
Wycombe Homeless Connection
We believe that every homeless individual in High Wycombe has worth and should have the chance of a fresh start, no matter what their situation. At Wycombe Homeless Connection, we inspire hope and reignite ambitions by helping local people understand their rights, find accommodation and keep their homes. Every working day, we provide advice and support to those facing homelessness at our support centre in High Wycombe. Every fortnight, we run legal drop-in sessions for those requiring legal aid to fight evictions. Every year, we run the Wycombe Winter Night Shelter, which acts a life-saving measure for local rough sleepers by providing them temporary accommodation during Britiain’s bleakest months.
With the help of a small, dedicated team of staff and an army of local volunteers, we fight homelessness and rebuild lives.
YPWD – Younger People with Dementia (Wokingham)
Younger People with Dementia was established in 2012 to provide a range of unique support and ancillary services to people diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia (people under the age of 65) and to their families and carers, across Berkshire covering Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough and Wokingham. We provide advice, help and support to enable people affected by Young Onset Dementia to have a fuller life, offer assistance, whether practical, motivational or through a mix of communication, personal meetings and social events, to enable them to better cope with the challenges that they face with this progressive disease, particularly at a life stage when they would expect to still have a career, be supporting their family and have an active social life.
Marlow Sports Club
With over 50 years of heritage, Marlow Sports Club has grown to become Marlow’s biggest sports facility, proving a wide range of sports for all ages and abilities.
As well as the individual clubs, MSC offers a Friends of Marlow Sports Club membership scheme and have a partnership with Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, who operate as a section of the sports club.
To secure the future of this valuable sporting facility (which was saved from development only a few years ago), the club is looking to expand and upgrade its amenities, and has recently received planning permission for a new, much improved clubhouse and facilities that will accommodate more sports and including wheel chair access and better changing facilities.
Marlow Sports Club (MSC) is a registered charity that provides the opportunity to take part in sport to over 2,500 people every week