Charity Awards Evening
Wed 31st May 2017
Held this year at Harleyford Golf Club, each year the Marlow Thames Club makes donations to a range of local charities. For details of each charity see below the pictures.thumbnail view
Sepsis Trust (£600)
Every year in the UK there are 150,000 cases of Sepsis, resulting in a staggering 44,000 deaths – more than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined.
The UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) was established as a charity in 2012 with the objective of saving 12,500 lives every year. It is committed to changing the way the NHS deals with Sepsis, to increasing public awareness and supporting those affected by Sepsis. Every penny donated is valuable in helping achieve our goals. Together we can help to mend Sepsis.
Thames Valley Air Ambulance (£800)
We provide life-saving medical care across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Each day, an average of three people will find themselves in a life-threatening situation that requires urgent, high-quality medical treatment.
It costs £2.2 million to keep us flying per year. When you or your loved one’s life is at risk we will deliver unique life-saving service to you wherever and whenever you need it.
We receive no Government funding and are not supported by the National Lottery. Your support will help keep us flying night and day, 365 days a year, and we are able to deliver our unique life-saving service to patients where and when it is most needed.
Alexander Devine Hospice (£900)
Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service was founded in 2007 with the aim of providing a dedicated children's hospice service for all children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses in Berkshire and beyond.
Building is nearing completion and this 6 bedroom unit with many special features will provide care for children with life threatening illnesses and through community nursing, will support many of the 100 families in the area who have the need for such services.
Aquaboxes take water filters and emergency supplies around the world, giving the gift of life to families and communities
Headway South Bucks (Bourne End) (£730)
A large screen iPad was presented
Headway South Bucks cares for people who have acquired a brain injury whether through sporting or work accidents, road traffic accidents, assault, illness or disease.
Wycombe Homeless Connection (£750)
This charity with which the Club has an association and is proud to have supported previously, helps rebuild lives and “fight injustice” by supporting individuals and families in High Wycombe who are dealing with the problems associated with homelessness. Helping homeless people find a way forward
Marlow and Wycombe Homeless Run to London (£500)
For 30 years a group of about 20 people have organised a weekly rota to drive to London to distribute clothes, bedding, toiletries hot drinks and other basic items to about 50 homeless and vulnerable people in London. Although the personalities have changed over the years the dedication and enthusiasm for this valuable work has not - and the need for it most certainly has not diminished.
Macmillan Nurses (£600)
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, we can help
Sahara - Nepal Earthquake Appeal (£770)
Lcal charity to help victims of the Nepal Earthquake in an orphanage in Katmandu
By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we're transforming despair into hope.
South Buck Hospice Young person Unit (£820)
Butterfly House is a leading community resource for supporting patients living with life-limiting or life threatening illnesses. We offer patient-centred care to individuals through the provision of specialist palliative, psychotherapeutic and lymphoedema care. We also support their families and carers.
Providing speech and language therapy for children with Downs Syndrome
Duty Officers for the evening were Steve Berry and John Prout