Our Chosen Charities
Our Charitable Support for 2018/19
Each community has a variety of support services such as the local doctors' surgery, solicitors, sports clubs and even funeral directors.
We are proud to be part of that community and have long believed that to be a funeral director, serving the local community, we should give something back. We do this in a variety of different ways and means but the main thing is we do it because we care how our community is supported.
Over the past few years our team have personally supported, taken part in and even organised events to raise money for charity, these have included:
- Charity walks for Macmillan Cancer Support and Towards Tomorrow Together.
- Countless raffles and quizes for the Midland Air Ambulance, Acorns Children's Hospice, Primrose Hospice, Kemp Hospice, St Richard's Hospice, local clubs and church appeals.
- A Charity Race Night for Upton in Bloom.
- Coffee mornings.
- Memorial events such as the Pershore Tree of Lights.
- Helping with Pershore Sea Cadets centenary appeal, selling their recycled poppies.
- Fun runs for our Hospices.
- Donating prizes for local fundraisers.
For the upcoming year, as well as our participation in organised fundraisers, we are going to be supporting some local, lesser known, charities in particular. Our selected charities are:
Grace Kelly Trust
The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust works to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the signs or symptoms with which it may present. They produce educational resources for parents and clinicians, provide support to families and fund research into rare solid tumours of childhood.
The Vow charity was set up be able to offer some tranquillity and much needed space to bereaved parents and siblings who have been bereaved by a sudden and unexpected loss of their child/ren. They hope to offer week long breaks to a remote and peaceful island that offers peace to grieve without any financial burden or tourist hype.
Upton in Bloom
Upton in Bloom are a small team dedicated to making Upton look spectacular. They have a history of success in the Britain in Bloom competitions and acheived a gold award in this year's UK finals.
Worcestershire Cancer Aid
Worcestershire Cancer Aid has been helping cancer sufferers and their families since 1974 by offering grants. Their aim is to alleviate some of the financial pressures associated with cancer. The grants can help to fund such things as specialist equipment, bedding or travel expenses. They may also be able to help with childcare costs during treatment or assist with payment for extra heating.
Riding for the Diabled was orginally set up to allow the physically impaired to gain new skills and enjoyment for riding. The charity now offer this to a whole range of the community covering a spectrum of disabilities, age groups and social status.
Footsteps provide support to bereaved children and yound adults who have lost a parent, sibling or someone else special in their lives. They help to manage their grief and learn coping techniques.
West Mercia Women's Aid
West Mercia Women's Aid is a charity set up to support women victims of domestic violence. They have expanded alot to become a big part of the society employing over 50 staff and volunteers, a 24 hour helpline and 3 refuges as well as an outreach program.
St. Richard's Hospice
St. Richard's Hopsice is a Worcester based hospice aiming to care for adults with serious progressive illness. They are such a pillar within Worcestershire and most families in our region have been helped by them in some way. The ever increasing demand of their services creates a constant need for funding and we are happy to support them.