Charities

The Lisa May Foundation is a charity in its own right, originally set up after the tsunami in 2004 which claimed the life of Lisa May and thousands of others, initially LMF focused on raising money for victims of natural disasters around the world. In 2011 the Lisa May Foundation was re-launched as an ‘umbrella charity’ which supports various local charities each year, in addition to continuing to help rebuild the lives of those who have been affected by natural disasters. The chosen charities work on a rotation so as many people are helped as possible, the current causes being supported are…


Surrey Young Carers is a vital support network for young people aged 18 and under from across Surrey, who care emotionally or physically for an adult or sibling with a long term illness or disability.

Carers gain access to;
– Free impartial information and help to minimise the impact of their role
– Workshops, forums and activities to escape to and be themselves.
– Networking opportunities with other carers
– Trips out which they normally can’t afford

SYC promote the needs of young carers in all child care and adult settings, as well as offering training to Health, Social Care and Educational professionals.

SYC is a service of Action for Carers Surrey
www.surrey-youngcarers.org.uk


The Prostate Project is a volunteer run charity offering financial support to Frimley Park Hospital. It also provides support for men and their families who suffer from the disease. The focus is on treatment and early diagnosis but men do get caught by the disease and unfortunately in the UK 10000 men die from it every year.

The project LMF is raising funds for is the appointment of a part-time nurse at Frimley Park Hospital. The position will help manage the patients with prostate cancer with advanced metastatic disease, who are sadly approaching the end of their lives.  This unfortunate group of men sometimes fall between the hospital and the hospice service and may not have access to good advice, counselling or symptom-control.

Help us, help the unlucky by improving the last months or year of their lives.

http://www.prostate-project.org.uk/


Parity for Disability is a local charity providing vital services for children and adults with multiple disabilities living in our community. The charity is dedicated to ensuring profoundly disabled people have access to a quality of life that everyone has a right to expect. Parity runs two centres, in Farnborough and Camberley, where 32 students receive pioneering individual support to enable them to develop and achieve. They also run three shops in North Camp, Frimley and Church Crookham.

This organisation is always looking for ways to enhance the students experiences and money raised will go many vital needs such as speech therapy and possibly even ipads to bring learning to a more portable, interactive and affordable level.

We cannot express enough how much they need your support and we can tell you that every penny they get will make a difference to their students. They need to raise in excess of £150,000 a year in order to continue the work they do.

www.parityfordisability.org.uk


We also support three smaller projects which only require minimal injections of cash to make maximum differences.

Whitebourne Care Home Activity Fund
Frimley, Surrey

Whitebourne is a modern, purpose-designed care home providing residential, respite and end of life care for older people, including individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

The home has a strong focus on activities as this helps stimulate those with such conditions, but this comes at a cost which not all residents can aff ord. We will be donating money to help organise; quizzes, arts and crafts and visits from professional entertainers and also external trips to the coast, museums and the theatre.

www.careuk.com/whitebourne


Kennel Lane’s Forest School

Kennel Lane is a school for children with a diverse range of learning needs, including some with complex medical conditions all aged between 2 and 19 years.

In 2012 we helped fund the build of a Forest School, a unique learning space that includes a Willow Classroom and is accessible to every pupil. The initial build of the project is complete however it is a work in progress so funds are required for the space to evolve and expand.

www.kennellaneschool.com


Farnborough Befrienders

There are probably times in your life when you feel lonely but for some this is a constant reality as they lead very isolated lives due to a number of reasons. Farnborough Befrienders are hoping to minimalise such situations by reaching out to those in the Rushmoor area.

The scheme arranges for trained volunteers to visit people in their homes to chat providing them with company. The money raised will help to promote the service and allow visitors to take a small gift or even take them on an outing.

more information or to volunteer call 07879 512809.