2021 Charities & Schools

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Raise Money For Your Charity or School

Charities or schools are invited to use the Twilight Runway Challenge as a fundraiser.  CMPP is all about community and collaboration; we will cover the event costs so that 100% of sponsorship raised by your supporters goes to your cause. 
 

If you would like to discuss being a partner charity in 2022 please contact emma.russ@cmpp.org.uk

 

If you are taking part for a charity, please set up an online fundraising page such as Justgiving.  If you require fundraising material or sponsorship forms, then contact the relevant charity who can help.

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Action for Carers

We provide information, advice and support for carers of all ages across Surrey. Our support includes benefits help, advocacy, guidance on moving and handling, workshops, events (by Zoom and face to face), support groups, free resources and more. We also help carers have their say on carer matters in Surrey and nationally. We have specialist support available for young carers, young adult carers (18-24) and people connected to the armed forces. We also provide training and support for professionals working with carers. Get in touch with on 0303 040 1234 or email CarerSupport@actionforcarers.org.uk
 

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Breast Research
and Support (BRAS)

Our vision is to have a dedicated research nurse to join the breast care team. This will enable local breast cancer patients to participate in national and international trials. Also, we would like to provide support to the husbands/partners and family members at this very difficult time, whilst they support their loved ones during their treatment. As breast cancer patients ourselves, we are very passionate to bring this to fruition. We want to ensure Frimley Park Hospital Breast Unit is maintained as one of the best places in the country to receive treatment.

 

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Chloe's & Sophie's Special Ears Fund

Our small charity brightens the lives of Deaf children. We run a bi-weekly drop in session at "The Hub for Deaf Children" on Sunday's. They play games, activities and workshops which include slime, arts and crafts, animal encounters and more. These sessions improve their mental health, self-esteem, confidence and allow them to just be children. Deaf children need support in school and at home from charities like us. Due to Covid19, we have focused on providing Clear Panel Facemasks, batteries for hearing aids, care packages and online Zoom sessions with a Sign Choir, BSL and 'Make Along With Me' activities.
 

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The Cowshed

A crisis charity showing love and support to individuals and families in Berkshire experiencing hardship.  We provide clothing and other items, working in partnership with support services including Health Visitors, Charities and social service agencies. Clothes are donated from the public, retailers and manufacturers then sorted, washed and ironed ready to be delivered to clients.  We help those most in need, recycle used textiles and have created a volunteer community group “Craft at The Cowshed”. The demand for our help has grown by 400% over the last year and we need the public’s support to help grow our charity so we can continue to support those in crisis.
 

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Friends of Southwood
Infant School

The mission of Friends of Southwood Infant School is to advance the education of the pupils in the school. Our goal is to develop more extended relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school; engage in activities that support the school; and provide and assist in the provision of facilities and experiences that are not normally provided by the local education authority.






 

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Frimley Health Charity

Frimley Health Charity helps to enhance the physical environment across all our hospitals for patients, staff and visitors.  The severe lack of funding that has been provided to the NHS has been brought to the forefront sadly by the recent COVID-19 crisis but thanks to the generous support of our supporters, Frimley Health Charity can help provide a level of patient care across our hospitals far higher than what could be delivered by NHS funding alone. Your support though will enable us to make projects happen sooner and to a greater degree than would have otherwise been possible.


 

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GRACE 

GRACE (Gynae-oncology Research and Clinical Excellence) supports women with gynaecological cancers by raising awareness of symptoms, funding research to improve treatment and recovery, and providing vital surgical equipment to local hospitals. We now know our response to Covid-19 will last much longer than any of us thought. But women are still being diagnosed and treated for gynaecological cancer every day. We want to be there to help those women around us - our mums, sisters, grandmothers, daughters and friends. With your support for us, we can still be there for them.

 

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LinkAble

For over 30 years LinkAble has supported children and adults with learning disabilities in Woking and the surrounding areas. We aim to provide life-long support to people of all ages enabling them to live happy, healthy, and independent lives. Our weekly, weekend and holiday groups for children, young people and adults provide fun, engaging, and new experiences. Services run 7 days a week, for 50 weeks of the year, focusing on social inclusion, group engagement and individual development. Activities often take place out in the community giving people with learning disabilities a visible presence whilst promoting integration.

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The Hope Hub 

The Hope Hub is a registered charity that exists for the relief of poverty and specifically to help prevent and end homelessness in Surrey Heath Borough and surrounding areas.   
We provide a comprehensive Services Pathway from CRISIS drop in to training and employment support through our EMPOWERMENT services.  We support people who are aged 18+ years and homeless, sofa surfing or at risk of eviction, unemployed, in debt, struggling with mental health and/or addictions and seek to empower them to become the best they can be.     

 

                               

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Mustard Seed Autism Trust

Mustard Seed Autism Trust provides therapy and support for the sensory, motor, social, communication and emotional needs of autistic children.

We are dedicated to supporting the whole family and do this through parent courses and workshops, our advice line, and through posting free resources on our website and social media.

Our monthly Funtastic Fun Club is a sibling support group, based at Frimhurst Family House. We work with children with a diagnosis of autism, living within 10 miles of Farnborough. 




 

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Samaritans of
Farnborough & District

We have supported our community since 1978 working towards a world where fewer people die by suicide. Our branch has over 100 dedicated volunteers ready to take your call. We offer a safe place if you are feeling emotionally distressed or having a difficult time and need to talk things through in a confidential, safe environment. No judgement and no advice, just a supportive listening ear. You don’t have to be suicidal to call Samaritans, you can get in touch about anything that’s troubling you no matter how large or small the issue feels. Our branch is funded entirely by donations. It costs just £5 to answer a call from someone in crisis. Please call freephone 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

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Sebastian’s Action Trust

Sebastian’s Action Trust provides emotional, social and practical care for life-limited and life-threatened children and their families. We offer family respite care at our flagship facility, ‘The Bluebells’, in Basingstoke, together with outreach and specialist support at our second centre, ‘The Woodlands’, in Crowthorne, that is aimed at reducing isolation, providing meaningful support and building resilience to help our beneficiaries face the uncertainties of the future.  At the Trust, we passionately believe seriously-ill children should be able to have quality time together with their families, never having to face life alone. Our vision is to ensure lives, however short, are lived to the full.


 

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White Lodge

White Lodge provides services that enable people with a wide range of disabilities to lead fulfilling lives. We support over 2,500 individuals through a diverse range of services for all ages and abilities. White Lodge is based in Chertsey and has three specialist buildings with great facilities and services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, hydrotherapy, a specialist nursery, holiday clubs, personal home support, respite breaks, fitness and rehabilitation and leisure activities such as art, baking and swimming. It costs over £2.6 million a year to run and as this is not fully met by statutory funding, we rely on voluntary donations to maintain these vital services.

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Aerobility 

Aerobility offers disabled individuals, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane.  For some, that amazing first flight is enough to change their outlook on disability forever: “If I can fly an aeroplane, what else can I do?”.  Others realising that the fantasy of flight is truly in their grasp and can achieve their Private Pilot’s License.  We allow disabled people to fly for a fraction of the commercial rate, with a fleet of four modified aircraft, and operations out of Blackbushe Airport and Tatenhill Airport.  1,000 new individuals participate with Aerobility a year.          

           

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The Brigitte Trust

We provide a free service of emotional support and practical help for adults and their carers living in Surrey and facing the challenges of life-limiting conditions. Our trained volunteers provide a listening ear and practical help which is unique and respectful of the needs of the individual and family. The aim is for clients to live life fully and as well as possible. We work with a range of organisations and understand that supporting people at this stage of life involves many relationships. Volunteers can access extra help from social care, specialist partner charities and community support groups. Most importantly, they are one constant in a changing situation. 

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Christopher’s Smile 

A small volunteer run organisation driven to make a difference for children with cancer.  We set the charity up following the death of our son, aged 5 from a brain tumour in 2008.  Our vision is that every child diagnosed with childhood cancer should not only survive, but reach adulthood enjoying a good quality of life.  We fund much needed innovative research into childhood cancers enabling children to be treated in the future with safe effective treatments, providing hope where currently there may be none.  We have raised more than £1.5 million and are currently funding research into liquid biopsies.


 

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Farnborough Sands

Farnborough Sands are a local group of the National Sands Charity, providing support to anyone affected by the loss of a baby, and is run by bereaved families who volunteer. We work with bereavement midwives at local hospitals to ensure our support is of the highest level. Our specialist befrienders are trained by National Sands to provide support. We hold monthly support meetings, memorial services and events, giving bereaved families a chance to come together and remember their babies. We provide memory boxes to local hospitals so parents can create keepsakes. Our group is vital to ensure families feel fully supported when going through the toughest time imaginable.

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Frimley Church of England School

Frimley Church of England School is a large family where children are happy, confident and caring, and ‘Learning Together We Grow.'  As a church school we welcome students of all beliefs and offer an inclusive and spiritual education to all.  We are a healthy school that promotes physical, social, emotional and mental health to help equip everyone with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health.  We believe that learning should be fun, active, meaningful and creative. With our PTA, we are always trying to raise funds for additional resources to enhance our children’s learning and wellbeing. 

 

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Harry’s HAT 

Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust is a locally based, user-led charity.  It was founded by the parents of Harry - a little boy from Yateley who was born with the condition.  The family learnt that there is no cure for hydrocephalus (water on the brain), only invasive brain surgery.  By the time Harry was one he had endured four brain surgeries and now has a permanent, internal shunt.  The charity aims to improve the lives of children with hydrocephalus and the families who love and care for them.  It is run entirely by volunteers and works tirelessly to support children with the condition through - awareness raising, funding training and research and providing signposting support to families affected by the condition.

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Home-Start Hampshire

The core purpose is providing support to families with children aged 0-11 years so they can provide them with the best possible start in life. We provide trained volunteers and expert support helping families through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait. The majority of help provided is 1:1 support by volunteers with additional help by some paid workers and group work for families. Covid-19 demonstrated that remote support is also viable for some families and we will have a mix of support offerings in the future.  Our families who are disadvantaged often have no one else to turn to and really appreciate our support.

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Mane Chance Sanctuary 

Mane Chance Sanctuary works to relieve the suffering of animals, in particular but not exclusively horses. We promote humane behaviour by providing appropriate care, protection, & security for animals which need attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances & to educate the public in animal welfare.  We provide an equine therapeutic environment to help children and young people, suffering from physical and/or mental disability. With our support we can enable them to participate more fully in society; as well as increasing their confidence through interaction with the horses.
 

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Newlands Primary School

Newlands Primary is a small school that has real pride in the close relationship we have with our community. We know our children as individuals and strive to help them find their own unique talents, skills and abilities. Children at Newlands grow to understand their wider responsibilities and strive to meet our high expectations. All of us are passionate about success for every one of our children. Our wonderful grounds help us to encourage positive outdoor experiences for all children. Our PTA raises funds for additional resources to support and enhance our children's learning and well-being

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Pensions4paws

Our Aim is to relieve owners of the financial burden of keeping a Police/Fire Dog in its Retirement. Established in 2013 with the aim of supporting Retired Police/Fire dogs from Hampshire & Thames Valley, the fund was instantly a success with the support of the Police and the Public and Pensions4paws successfully became the first UK registered charity for Retired Police dogs.  Pensions4paws has over 60 retired dogs and financially supports their owners with any veterinary bills or costs associated with the care of the dog throughout its retirement.

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Samson Centre for MS

The Samson Centre for MS in Guildford is a haven for people who are living with Multiple Sclerosis. The Centre provides invaluable physiotherapy, exercise and oxygen therapy for people who have MS.


The Centre is a self-funded charity and provides practical and emotional support for carers and those living with MS in Surrey and the surrounding areas. Fundraising and donations are key in order to deliver its service. More than 200 people attend the Centre on a regular basis. There is no cure for MS but the Centre’s support and facilities help people manage the effects of this lifelong disease.

 


 

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Twins Trust

Twins Trust is a charity supporting families with twins, triplets or more across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland – we work closely with the NHS. We save babies’ lives through funding research into life-threatening conditions during pregnancy at our Twins Trust Centre of Research and Clinical Excellence at St George’s Hospital. Through sharing knowledge with health professionals we are improving ante-natal care. We also support families after birth and beyond, with our helpline and crisis support services, advice from experts on a huge range of important issues, and bereavement support. Thank you from #TeamTwinTrust and @TwinsTrust.

 

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The-Zone!

The-Zone! supports families living with autism or other additional needs in the Hampshire/Surrey border area. We run monthly ‘Saturday Zone’ and ‘Teen Zone’ sessions during term time and Wednesday ‘Fun Zone’ sessions in the school holidays.  The families enjoy meeting others and playing with games consoles, laptops, toys, crafts and, when it is dry, we have go-karts, bouncy castles and outdoor fun.  We also organise trips out for the families such as bowling, donutting, laser run, soft play, farm etc.  Families benefit from the opportunity to connect, where autism and similar needs are the norm and everyone can feel accepted.

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BackCare

A small charity with a big remit, BackCare helps prevent and alleviate spinal problems through education and provides practical and emotional support to people living with back or neck pain caused through injury, wear and tear, musculoskeletal disorders such as Axial SpA, Scoliosis, Spina Bifida and Arthritis or other underlying health conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease or Cancer, for example. Founded in 1968 by Stanley Grundy following a back injury, our aim today is to significantly reduce the burden of back and neck pain by providing information, guidance and advice to all people and organisations affected by such pain.

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Challengers

Challengers supports local disabled children through their Preschool, Play and Youth schemes across the South East.  They support over 1,400 children and provide vital respite to so many families who are often isolated and excluded.  At their purpose-built centres, disabled children get the opportunity to try new activities, make friends, relax and just be themselves.

Your support will help us continue to break down the barriers to play and provide a lifeline of support to disabled young people and families.

 

 


 

 

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Connect Counselling Service

Connect is based in Camberley and offers professional counselling, irrespective of financial restraints. We support adult individuals, couples and families struggling with mental health and other concerns. The social isolation, financial insecurity and heightened anxiety related to the Covid 19 pandemic has aggravated concerns experienced by clients, particularly those already suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, abuse and other trauma or mental health problem. We support the vulnerable and hurting, and through counselling we work on concerns in a safe, relaxed, non-judgmental and confidential environment. For some it's life changing.

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The Fountain Centre

The Fountain Centre is a small independent charity based at St Luke's Cancer Centre in Guildford.  We provide complementary therapies, counselling, information and support to cancer patients and their families from all over Surrey and the surrounding areas.  We depend on the support of local companies, community groups and generous individuals to cover our annual costs of over £200,000.  As with many small charities, the pandemic has hit us hard and we have had to find new ways to raise money and support our patients and their families.  It is a tough time for charities but every little helps.


 

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Frimhurst Family House

Residential breaks at Frimhurst Family House enable families to invest in activities and workshops together alongside others in similar situations and once again feel part of a wider community. Our 'Getting Away From It' project strives to offer families and adults time away at Frimhurst, from the day-to-day pressures and anxieties of a life in poverty as well as an opportunity to share experiences, strengthen relationships and form new friendships. Providing positive experiences for children, young people and families can, in link with other aspects of our Family Support Programme, act as a foundation for the longer-term relationships necessary to tackle the more challenging issues faced by families.

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HEART

Harry & Edward’s Aspiration Raising Trust was established to provide opportunities for children and young people that will raise their aspirations and help them strive to be the best they can be in life. We do this by funding individual and group programmes & events that support learning; provide experiences that would otherwise not be available; develop skills; raise awareness and open eyes to a world beyond their current expectations. These activities include 1:1 tuition to help pupils at risk of underachieving at school; funded places at extra-curricular activities; musical instruments and tuition fees; funded trips to museums, galleries and cultural attractions.
 

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Hart Voluntary Action

Hart Voluntary Action is a charity which promotes community action and volunteering in North East Hampshire.  We help local voluntary organisations and charities in areas such as fundraising and training and promote their requests for volunteers through our Volunteer Centre. Alongside this, we run a number of health and wellbeing projects working directly with young people and adults in need of some extra help.  This includes - children and young people’s counselling, targeted support for young carers and their families, adult mental health projects, and launching in 2021 a new Community Garden space within Edenbrook Country Park in Fleet. 

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The Meath Epilepsy Charity 

A specialist care home in Godalming, which supports adults who live with complex epilepsy and associated disabilities to live as independently as possible.  In addition to providing specialist residential care, they also provide a supported living service and welcome day clients.  The people who are supported by The Meath are enabled to access a broad range of daily, life enriching activity sessions at the dedicated Skills Centre, the popular High Street Café and furniture up-cycling social enterprise ‘Changing Perceptions’.  It recognises ability and is committed to enabling the people they support to lead a fulfilled life. 

 

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Oakleaf Enterprise

Oakleaf Enterprise has provided vocational training and wider support to adults with mental health needs in Surrey since 1997.  Oakleaf aims to help individuals with mental ill-health improve their wellbeing and secure the skills, confidence and training needed to achieve their goals and return to the workplace.  To do this, the charity provides work-related training and employment support, a wide range of wellbeing activities and counselling services.  Oakleaf also hosts the Guildford Safe Haven, an evening service available 365 days a year for those experiencing a mental health crisis, in partnership with another local charity and SABP/NHS.

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Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care 

We are the only Hospice Care service for adult patients, and their families, living with cancer or a terminal illness (such as heart, lung or neurological disease) across West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire. Every day we support over 250 patients, relatives and carers - in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and the Beacon Centre in Guildford. Care is tailored to the needs of each patient, offering specialist clinical care alongside other services, including therapies, spiritual support, welfare and financial advice. As only 20% of our costs are covered by the NHS/Government, we rely on our community for their support to raise the £20,000 we need every day to continue to run our services free of charge.

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Parenting Special Children

Our mission is to improve the well-being of families of children/young people with additional needs living in Berkshire and the surrounding areas. We support parents through our services ∙ Parental workshops ∙ Trauma and Attachment ∙Sleep including assessments and individual children’s plans ∙ Support groups including socially deprived communities, adopters & kinship carers, Dad & Male carers ∙ Children’s project including an Autistic girls’ group, Social Interaction group ∙ Our vital Helpline.  We empower families by giving them knowledge, skills, confidence, strength and a supportive community thereby reducing anxiety, stress, social isolation resulting in a stronger family unit.       

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The Vine Centre

We support the most vulnerable and socially isolated members of our local community. Covid-19 bought a new dimension to what we do and we adapted to meet the need around us. At the current time most of our work is telephone based.  Vineline provides a telephone service for anyone isolated, worried and in need of someone to talk to. There is a friendly person to chat to for advice, reassurance or referral to specialist support.  We can offer care packages plus our range of specialist support for mental health, addiction and anger management. Vine Dining has adapted from catering to cooking for the community and ensures provisions can reach the most vulnerable. We batch cook simple meals that go out as part of our food parcels on a weekly basis.