Over £49k to charity in 2014

Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
Written by  Ginny Tait

The UK Garrison is very proud to have raised £49,714.31 this year* for the UKG Charity Fund.  This money has been raised by the tireless efforts of our members across the country attending numerous events through the year.

The money from the UKG Charity Fund has been dispersed as follows.

The Henry Allen Trust, cheque presentation
The Henry Allen Trust (cheque presentation News story), £5,000

Harley Staples Caner Trust cheque presentation
The Harley Staples Cancer Trust, (cheque presentation News story), £12,500

The Royal British Legion, cheque presentation
The Royal British Legion, (cheque presentation News story), £10,000

Little People UK cheque presentation
Little People UK, (cheque presentation News story), £2,310.72

Kamran's Ward cheque presentation
ORH Charitable Fund, (cheque presentation News story), Kamran’s Ward, £5,000

Challenge and Adventure Isle of Wight, cheque presentation
Challenge and Adventure Isle of Wight, (cheque presentation News story),£2,000

In addition to the UK Garrison's nominated charities, we run the UKG Member Charity Fund.  Setup in 2013 by our then Executive Office (now Captain of the Guard) Dave Bloor and current Command Officer Gary Hailes, the Fund invites UK Garrison members to nominate a charity close the their heart to receive support from the UKG Charity Fund.  This year the UKG Member Charity Fund has provided £20,000 of support to charities across the UK.

The following charities have benefited from the Fund this year:

Nominating memberCharityDonation
Gareth Blaken Mosaic £1000
Steve Hird Sibes and Sled Dogs Husky Welfare £1000
Neil Hodge Dreams Come True £1000
Dean Self Velindre Cancer Charity Wales £1000
Brad Small NSPCC via Just Giving page £1000
Loz Bevan Severn Freewheelers £1000
Rich Yeates Holding On Letting Go £500
Rich Yeates Ruby Laura Young’s Journey via Just Giving page £500
Graeme Clark Spider-Dad £1000
Richard Follows The Studio ADHD Centre via Fundraising page £1000
Diane Brown Sally’s Cat Rescue £1000
Claire Harber Autoimmune Alopecia research UK via Fundraising page £1000
Darren Phelps The League of Friends of the Dilke Hospital £1000
Steve Buckley The British Heart Foundation £1000
Rob Ledsom Follow Your Dreams £1000
Jo Marriot Alexandra Bastedo’s charity ABC Animal Sanctuary £1000
Claire Coulthard Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice £1000
Simon Kane Framework Housing Association £1000
Ant Parker MND Association £1000
Dave Bloor Wild Acre Rescue £500
Gary Hailes The Anna Scher Theatre £500
Ian MacPherson Leukemia and Lymphoma Research £1000
 

In total, during 2014, the UK Garrison dispersed £56,810.72 from our Charity Fund, this figure includes some monies carried over from 2013.

* The UK Garrison Financial Year runs until 27/02/2015