Your entry will support the following local charities:
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.
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.
Wycombe Homeless Connection
Based in High Wycombe, this charity helps people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. The support team offers wide-ranging practical personal support and advice including help accessing emergency accommodation, social support and benefits, healthcare, counselling and other emotional support. They also work to help the homeless move on from emergency or temporary housing into permanent homes. There is also a programme of work to prevent homelessness before it starts and defend the rights of people who are homeless or facing homelessness.
Longridge Activity Centre
Longridge helps young people from all walks of life and abilities to develop water skills as well as leadership, self-discipline, confidence and respect. Run by a team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers and paid staff, each year it runs a large number of courses ranging from beginner skills right through to advanced coaching and instruction. 85,000 young people visit its world-class facilities each year including schools and youth groups, individuals and corporate clients.