The popularity of Thame Pop Choir has meant that we have been able to use surplus funds to support local charities. Since its inception in April 2014 the choir has donated almost £5,000 to the following organisations:
Thame and District Day Centre
Thame and District Day Centre meet at Thame Community Hospital on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 am to 3pm. They are open for 50 weeks of the year and provide a day out with a hot meal, entertainments and plentiful refreshments for people from Thame and surrounding areas who are elderly, frail or, perhaps, isolated.
Thomley Hall Activity Centre
Thomley Hall Activity Centre welcomes disabled people of all ages from babies to adults, and their families, carers or friends. The Centre supports people at any stage of their diagnostic journey, whatever their additional needs, together with regular days for disabled visitors and their families. The Centre provides focus days for preschool children, adults, schools, respite groups and the wider community when any family can join to enjoy the facilities.
Thames Valley Air Ambulance
On average 3 people every day will find themselves in a life-threatening situation – a situation that requires urgent high quality medical treatment at the scene before they reach hospital. With the help of the air ambulance team, led by a qualified doctor, they can be there within minutes ready to deliver the same level of care that would only otherwise be found in the hospital emergency department.
Thame SAFARI (‘Self Advocacy For Adults Requiring Independence’) is a charity for those with special needs. The group holds regular social and sports meetings in Thame.
Florence Nightingale Hospice
FNH looks after people of all ages (children and adults) with life-limiting illnesses, free of charge across Aylesbury Vale, the Chilterns, Bedfordshire and parts of Oxfordshire. A complete care package is provided through an in-patient unit, Day Hospice and adult and children’s hospice-at-home teams.
Helen & Douglas House
Helen House was set up to help families meet the need for respite care and support for children with life-shortening condition by providing occasional respite care for families, modelled on that provided in the family home – personalised and tailored to individual needs.
Douglas House was opened in February 2004 specifically for young adults, to provides a young person with the time to do the things they like to do with the support of the nursing and care team.
The George Oliver Foundation
They are a grant-making charity that has been set up in loving memory of George Richard Namiki Oliver, a little boy who would want other children to have a chance at the love and support that he had. Each year they fund a range of children’s projects with different charities covering health and education in the UK and abroad. They are currently supporting projects with charities including War Child, Haven House Hospice and Arts For All.
The society is here for anyone affected by dementia – campaigning activity to stand up for people with dementia, funding research to develop a cure, or delivering vital services across the UK.
Awards for Young Musicians
AYM exists to give talent a chance and support young musicians throughout the UK, in particular helping young musicians from low income families to remove the social and financial barriers they face in order to achieve their full potential.
Pancreatic Cancer UK (London Marathon JustGiving page)
Pancreatic cancer is tough to diagnose, tough to treat and tough to research.
For too long this disease has been sidelined. We (Pancreatic Cancer UK) want to make sure that everyone affected by it gets all the help they need.
- We provide expert, personalised support and information via our Support Line and through our range of publications
- We fund innovative research to find the breakthroughs that will change how we understand, diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer
- We campaign for change; for better care, treatment and research, and for pancreatic cancer to have the recognition it needs.