Your entry will support the following local charities:
The Brett Foundation
Despite the obvious wealth in our area, there are also a surprisingly large number of people for whom life is very hard indeed. The Brett Foundation is a Maidenhead-based not for profit charity, supporting the homeless and families living in poverty or who have fallen on hard times. The Foundation provides temporary shelter for homeless people and provide homeless packs which contain items to make living on the streets more bearable.
Maidenhead Foodbank helps people (individuals and families) where one or more person in the home cannot afford to eat for at least one full day during a week, and people who would be in that position without their help. The Foodbank has a focus on providing nutritious food, including fresh food and fruit & vegetables, supplying enough to last for a minimum of 3 days. In addition, they provide a weekly three course meal for people who are homeless, isolated, disadvantaged, or elderly, and work with the Salvation Army on a soup and sandwich service for homeless people.
Based at Braywick sports ground in Maidenhead, Sportsable began life (as WAMDSAD) in 1975. Since then it has been influential in changing the face of disabled sport locally, nationally, and internationally, with a number of Paralympian athletes among its members. The charity aims to integrate disabled and able-bodied people through sport, recreation, and having fun. Members are encouraged to participate and compete in sport to the level they wish, with the overriding objective of enhancing quality of life. Community outreach programmes introduce disabled people to sporting activities at grass root level.
Alexander Devine Hospice Service
The Hospice Service provides respite, palliative care, and emotional and practical support for the families of children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses. Founded by the parents of Alexander Devine, who died of a brain tumour at the age of eight, the Hospice Service funds nurses who provide unique specialised care for families in their own homes. Their ‘joined-up’ care approach works in partnership with families and NHS services, changing over time in response to child and family needs. A child-centred ethos prevails, and families can be supported from the time of diagnosis for as long as they need.