Here are the charities and organisations we donated to in 2015.
The committee is aware of parishioners affected by this life changing illness and wishes to show its support to a charity who can make a difference to sufferers and their families.
Dementia UK has a mission: People living with and affected by dementia will receive compassionate expert care and support that is right for them, to live positive and fulfilling lives.
In particular we hope that our donation will help to fund an Admiral Nurse. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give much-needed practical and emotional support to family carers, as well as the person with dementia. They offer support to families throughout their experience of dementia that is tailored to their individual needs and challenges. They provide families with the knowledge to understand the condition and its effects, the skills and tools to improve communication, and provide emotional and psychological support to help family carers continue to care for their family member.
Today the hospital specialises in the rehabilitation of the elderly, intermediate care and supporting terminally ill and palliative patients – 17 bed occupancy. We also have a day care facility for up to 10 clients each day. We have a mini minor injuries unit and a range of out patient activities to include GP minor operations, consultant clinics, specialist nurses and a nurse led dressing clinic which sees in the region of 150 patients a month.
The Foyer Federation is a not-for-profit organisation that helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives. Since 1992, it has worked with young people to create new approaches developing the skills and resources they need to thrive. A Foyer is an integrated learning and accommodation centre providing safe and secure housing, support and training for young people aged 16-25. In exchange for a personalised service, young people entering a Foyer are expected to actively engage in their own development and make a positive contribution to their local community. This ‘deal’ is a defining characteristic of the Foyer approach.
The Federation is trying to support those for whom the transition to adulthood is particularly challenging – young people leaving care or youth offending institutions, young parents and other young people at risk and in settings that go well beyond the traditional supported housing model.
Due to changes in government funding their work needs financial support more than ever and the committee feels this is a worthy cause to support.
In memory of Kevin Whyman, the pilot who died in a tragic plane crash at Car Fest on the 1st August 2015, the committee would like to make a donation to Help for Heroes. This is a charity that Kevin supported and the Gnat Display Team, Kevin’s employer, has suggested this as a fitting and appropriate cause.
Help for Heroes has a mission to deliver an enduring national network of support for our wounded servicemen and women and their families. They will inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential. It is estimated that up to 75,000 servicemen and women who were deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2014 and their families may need support in the future.