Earlier this month, children’s hospice Alexander Devine received a £1,000 cheque from the Legal & General Homes as part of our quarterly grant scheme.
Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service provides care and support for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families. Established in 2007, the charity has developed a comprehensive children’s hospice service that delivers specialist care for the whole family addressing individual physical, emotional and social needs. It currently supports over 113 families across Berkshire both in their own homes as well as in its new hospice building that boasts a sensory room, hydrotherapy pool, music room and creative learning zone.
We have a token donation box at the Buckler’s Park Visitors Centre, where visitors to our first development can vote for one of three local charities to receive the largest share of the £2,000 fund. The grant scheme launched in July 2018 and to date six separate charities have received a share of the £4,000 fund.
Legal & General Homes Managing Director, John Allan, says: “We are committed to supporting the surrounding community and our token donation box means that locals can decide where our quarterly donation of £2,000 is spent. Alexander Devine provides incredible support to Berkshire families and we are pleased we can contribute to their work to help children and their families in their time of need.”
Julia Philipson, Community Fundraiser at Alexander Devine, offers her thanks: “We are so grateful to everyone who voted for us at the Buckler’s Park Visitors Centre. Our children’s hospice service is helping to make a real difference to so many families, bringing love, laughter and memories into their lives at the most challenging of times. We rely heavily on the generosity and support of our local community to continue our work and to be able to reach even more families that need us.”
For more information on Alexander Devine, visit www.alexanderdevine.org or follow them on Twitter @alexanderdevine
South East Berkshire Gang Show – the scouts and guides’ theatre group – and family-support charity Home Start were also supported this quarter and received donations of £600 and £400 respectively from our grant.
Local registered charities can apply to be part of our charitable grant scheme by visiting our Social Value page or by emailing email@example.com and requesting an application form.
This quarter’s chosen charities are:
- involve Community, which supports voluntary, community and faith groups in Bracknell Forest and Wokingham
- counselling service Youthline
- The Ark Trust (project 73), which supports adults with high-functioning autism.
The Buckler’s Park Visitors Centre is open 10:00am – 5:30pm every day and until 7:00pm on Mondays for those who would like to place a vote.
From left to right: Andrew Dicker (technical director at Legal & General Homes), Julia Philipson (community fundraiser at Alexander Devine), Eleanor Prior (trainee technical coordinator at Legal & General Homes)