A Look at the Local Charities We Love
Posted on 14th April 2021
Collection of worthy causes
There are many active charities in the UK, working tirelessly to provide vital services and support to those in our communities who are most vulnerable - constantly fundraising to ensure that these services can continue.
From offering a friendly ear and a chat to those most isolated, to charities that fund research into cancer treatments. The range of services provided by these organisations are broad and incredibly valuable to those that they support.
In support of the tremendous work that these organisations continue to do, we would like to give a shoutout to our favourite local charities and shine a light on the services and support that they provide. Scroll down and take a look at the 12 local charities that inspire us.
Thames Hospice is a consultant led team of Nurses, Doctors and Health Care Assistants that provide expert nursing and medical care to patients within their hospice and at home. They also offer a wide range of therapies to support patients physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
The services are available to adults who have a serious illness from which they are not expected to recover. They provide care for patients aged 18 and over at their Hospice by Bray Lake in Windsor Road, Maidenhead.
Registered Charity No. 1108298
Alexander Devine is a children’s hospice service that provides essential support to families of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions throughout Berkshire and surrounding counties.
They provide support through various means, including respite care, specialist play, symptom managements, family support and end of life care.
Registered Charity No. 1118947.
The Windsor Boys' School Boat Club is a junior rowing club operated at The Windsor Boys' School. The club provides opportunity for all boys at the school to learn to row at every level - from participation to international representation.
Through the Windsor Rowing partnership, the club now provides rowing opportunities for both girls and boys throughout the Windsor Community.
Registered Charity No. 1168477
Family Friends provides short term support to families who are facing difficult times, helping them to get back on their feet.
The services are free, confidential and open to any family with a child aged 0-13 years (up to 18 years for armed services families) living in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
They are staffed by a team who are passionate about helping families through difficult times, and have a dedicated board of trustees who give up valuable time to make important decisions on behalf of Family Friends, and also to directly support families.
Registered Charity No. 141145
Learning to Work is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status; set up to facilitate links between education and the world of work. The organisation works with over 18,000 young people each year, providing support through work experience, careers guidance, careers and apprenticeship events, enterprise Activities and inter-school competitions. They also provide support for Specials Needs and students struggling with mainstream education.
Registered Charity No. 1041403
The Baby Bank provides essentials to families in extreme need, within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas.
They source quality second-hand clothes, equipment and furniture, providing vital support to vulnerable individuals and families in the form of new-born starter kits, essential supplies, clothing bundles and school uniforms.
Registered Charity No. 1179580
The Adult Dyslexia Centre, based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, is a charity that supports dyslexic adults by advising, developing skills and confidence and connecting them to further opportunities. The centre’s staff are a dedicated team of professional tutors and assessors, supported by the board of trustees and a team of volunteers. Together they support over 300 dyslexic adults each year.
Registered Charity No. 1109112
Foodshare Maidenhead exists to help people in and around Maidenhead who are unable to feed themselves and their families properly. They focus on providing nutritious food for families and individuals who are in a state of food insecurity resulting from loss of employment, benefits delays, illness, chronic health conditions and sudden large debt.
The charity aims to provide a minimum of 3 days of food and tries hard to accommodate particular dietary requirements, such as vegetarian and gluten-free.
Registered Charity No. 1142868
Berkshire Community Foundation specialises in supporting community-based organisations that help disadvantaged groups and individuals in the Berkshire area. The foundation works with local individuals and businesses, raising funds which are then used to support local charities and community groups to help them in supporting the most disadvantaged in the community.
Registered Charity No. 1155173
Age Concern provides vital support for the elderly in Slough and Berkshire East. The charity is local-focused and aims to assist the elderly and vulnerable through provision of a comprehensive range of services.
The services offered by the organisation include a befriending service and running of regular day centres.
Registered Charity No. 1079949
Berkshire Women’s Aid (BWA) provides a range of services and programmes to enable people experiencing domestic abuse to make choices about their future. They give women and their children somewhere safe to stay, free from fear where they can begin to rebuild their lives.
BWA’s services support the individual with their needs and aim to raise the issue of domestic abuse within communities to ensure that survivors and their families get the support they need.
Registered Charity No. 1050484
The Windsor Homeless Project is a charity that helps homeless and vulnerable people rebuild their lives. The project offers empathy and practical support in a compassionate and non-judgemental way, aiming to find solutions to homelessness.
They support vulnerable people through counselling and practical help, to help develop a sense of purpose and self worth and to empower them to live a self-supporting and fulfilling life.
Registered Charity No. 1154308
Support Local Charities
Be sure to check out the websites of the charities listed if you are in need of the services and support they offer - or if you are interested in donating, volunteering, or finding out more about the excellent work they do. It’s been a tough year for the charity sector so let’s do what we can to support them and the vital work they do.
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