Providing financial support for those experiencing tragedy or hardship within the Henley Community

Recipients

Since the Charity was set up in 2002, we have raised approximately £80,000 to help local individuals and causes in and around the Henley area. Here are some examples of donations made to worthy recipients:

  • Donated £300 to local single mother (single parent on benefits) to assist towards cost of one week caravan holiday for family with son with ADHD and mobility problems.
  • Donated £260 to Badgemore Pre-School to pay fees for local child to attend two sessions per week – 26 sessions max
  • Donated £1,000 to Nomad for annual community events for outings to Beale Park etc for period April 2012-April 2013
  • Donated £420 to Chiltern Cars to provide taxi service for children of local family to get to and from school for 8 weeks
  • Donated £230 to Badgemore Pre-School to pay fees for local child to attend one afternoon for Spring & Summer Team
  • Donated £720 to Orchard Farm Day Nursery to pay fees for local child to attend nursery as mother was mental health problems
  • Donated £85.00 to local family to pay for new lock on front door
  • Donated £2,350 to The Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children, a local respite centre in Henley-on-Thames
  • Donated £1,000 to The Lions Club of Henley-on-Thames to purchase 2011 Christmas parcels for the elderly and needy in Henley and the surrounding area
  • Donated £650 to local mother for help at home whilst husband battling cancer
  • Donated £439.97 to local family to purchase a new cooker
  • Donated £720 to Orchard Farm Day Nursery to pay fees for 10-month baby to attend nursery as mother was mental health problems
  • Donated £1,000 to Nomad for financial help for mini-residential programmes
  • Donated £800 to The Lions Club of Henley-on-Thames to purchase the 2010 Christmas parcels for the elderly and needy in Henley and the surrounding area.
  • Donated £300 to Shiplake Primary School to help finance a residential trip for two children with Down’s Syndrome.
  • Donated £1,000 to Nomad to help finance a residential week for 12 young people.
  • Donated £1,620 to The Lions Club of Henley-on-Thames to purchase the 2009 Christmas parcels for the elderly and needy in Henley and the surrounding area.
  • Donated £5,000 to assist the Henley Schools Partnership to provide a counselling service for 2009/2010 to young and school-aged children in Henley. These children will receive counselling for any emotional need/trauma including bereavement, bullying, family breakdown, coping with parents abusing alcohol and drugs, self-harm and eating disorders.
  • Donated £5,000 to the Henley Rugby Club (via a requested donation) to purchase equipment.
  • Donated £5,960, in conjunction with the Big Little Charity, to a single mother with mental health problems to cover nursery fees for her young son to benefit both mother and child.
  • Donated £123.60 for a car repair & MOT for a single parent suffering financial hardship.
  • Donated £4,100 to Headway, a local charity who helps and supports people with brain injuries, to purchase a much needed Motomed machine for wheelchair users.
  • Donated a total of £1,600 to purchase beds, vacuum cleaner, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, babies buggy and carrycot for local families and single parents suffering financial hardship.
  • Donated £3,032 to the Henley on Thames Lions Club to help with the purchase of 2007 Christmas parcels to give the very elderly and needy families within our community.

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  • Donated £99 to purchase car road tax for a local Henley couple suffering personal and financial hardship.
  • Donated £260 to a single mother living on income support and child benefit to enable her to purchase a child’s bed, paint to decorate her flat and a vacuum cleaner.
  • Donated £550 towards cost of a reception for an older Henley couple wishing to fulfil their dream of renewing their wedding vows. The couple have suffered considerable personal and financial hardship.
  • Donated £100 for speech therapy course for a Down’s Syndrome child.
  • Donated £1,480 to pay for childcare for a mother suffering terminal cancer.
  • Donated £321.86 to purchase two car seats, two high chairs & Christmas presents for twin girls to aid a family facing financial hardship.
  • Donated the remaining £1,477.63 needed to complete the funds of £3,500 to purchase a much needed wheelchair for a local lady identified by Mobility Trust.
  • Donated £480 to pay for childcare and purchased a £230 TV/DVD for a mother of four battling cancer.
  • Donated £400 to purchase new carpets for a local Henley pensioner.
  • Donated £250 to Camp Mohawk for Winter Wonderland.
  • Purchased a much-needed shower trolley for £3,393 for The Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children.
  • Donated games & DVD vouchers to the value of £200 to a residential unit for mental health sufferers in Henley.
  • Donated £250 to purchase new carpets to a local Henley family who live on benefits.
  • Donated £2,610 to The Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children to purchase a shower hoist & three slings.
  • Donated the remaining £1,260 needed to complete the funds to set up two ‘Parent Rooms’ at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford instigated by a Shiplake couple.
  • Purchased and installed a trampoline and safety net for The Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children, based in Henley to the value of £600.
  • Helped a local family with long-term health problems who survive off income support to purchase much-needed bedroom furniture to the value of £750.
  • Purchased a £1,600 Spa Chair for a lady resident at the West Street Unit for Handicapped Young Adults in Henley-on-Thames.
  • Purchased a second hand car, in conjunction with Henley Round Table, for a single mother in Henley, who lives off benefits and had a son with severe Cerebral Palsy.

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  • Paid for a trip for Edie Harris to visit her Grandfather’s grave in France fulfilling her late father’s dream.
  • Made a donation to a law graduate to help his fundraising for VSO.
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