We support local charities from the money raised each year

2017:

“Beckenham Fireworks in the Park donated over £10,000 to local good causes in 2017! The 5th Beckenham South Scout Group are so proud to be able to make grants to local charities while also being able to support our own good work in the community.”  – Chris Elmer, Group Scout Leader

Major Grants:

*Each of these is earmarked for a specific purpose and is not simply for general funds. *

Kids and Crew

Thank you from Kids and Crew – click to enlarge

“Kids and Crew is a non-profit organisation who provide fun social opportunities for children with Special Needs to share with their siblings and families. We offer play sessions in school holidays allowing parent/carers an opportunity to take a short break from their caring responsibilities. At Xmas and Easter we hold special relaxed children and family events ensuring all children have the same opportunity to share in the celebrations. And we run regular Family swim sessions, on the third Sunday of each month. All of our work is funded by ongoing Fundraising events and Kind donations.”

More information about Kids and Crew

The Primrose Centre

Thank you from the Primrose Centre – click to enlarge

Our grant will fund 40 therapy sessions in 2018

“The Primrose Centre fulfills a huge need in supporting hundreds of visitors diagnosed each year with breast cancer. Visitors come from a large geographical area within London and the South East.

The charity does not make a charge for therapies but is enormously grateful for donations which provide services now and into the future.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer we are pleased to help you through your recovery just ask and we will be there for you every step of the way”

More information about The Primrose Centre

Demelza Hospice

“At Demelza, we’re here to make life better for babies, children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, and to support their parents, brothers and sisters, and all those who love them. We’ve been providing this care since 1998 and, through the generosity of others, we can continue to be there for families for years to come.”

More information about Demelza Hospice

Bromley Diabetes UK

“Our goal is to provide support and educate people living with diabetes, as well as their family, friends and anyone else who is interested in knowing more about diabetes.

We encourage those interested to attend our group meetings which are a welcoming and social environment for people to discuss diabetes and its effects. Support and companionship are some of the simplest yet most important aspects of living with diabetes – this is why our group exists and we want to help in any way that we can.”

More information about Bromley Diabetes UK

Lewisham Hospital Geriatric Unit

“We look after patients over the age of 65 with multiple co-morbidities, including falls, infections, strokes, Parkinson’s disease, delirium, dementia, and patients requiring rehabilitation.”

More about Elderly Care in Lewisham

St Christopher’s Hospice Young Adults Group

Moving from children’s services to adult services is not always easy. This service aims to reach young people aged 17-25 living in South East London with a life-limiting illness. Our grant of over £1,000  will pay for one young adult to attend a 4-day music festival – including the support and medical staff.

“As a member of the young adults group I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has come together to support and make this happen.

The support is amazing getting young people out more and showing them there is more to life than we think, interacting with others and engaging in activities.

In fact just the going out and meeting people is really good, who support you and make us feel normal instead of being in the same place every day and being around the same people can get boring.”

Young Adults Project member

More information about the St Christopher’s Hospice Young Adults’ Group

Minor Grants

We also awarded smaller grants of to the following charities and local good causes:

  • Friends of Croydon Road Rec
  • Bowie Beckenham Oddity
  • 1st Biggin Hill Scouts
  • 3rd Beckenham Brownies
  • 16th Beckenham Brownies
  • Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation
  • Penge Cycle Club
  • Bishop Challoner PTA
  • St Mary’s PTA
  • 23rd Bromley Guides (St Edmund’s)
  • 1st Biggin Hill Explorer Scout Unit
  • City of London Round Table
  • Beckenham Vultures Explorer Scout Unit

2016:

Kids and Crew

“Kids and Crew is a non-profit organisation who provide fun social opportunities for children with Special Needs to share with their siblings and families. We offer play sessions in school holidays allowing parent/carers an opportunity to take a short break from their caring responsibilities. At Xmas and Easter we hold special relaxed children and family events ensuring all children have the same opportunity to share in the celebrations. And we run regular Family swim sessions, on the third Sunday of each month. All of our work is funded by ongoing Fundraising events and Kind donations.” 

More information about Kids and Crew

Penge Cycle Club

“Penge Cycle Club is a community based, volunteer run club, affiliated to British Cycling.

We offer regular adults rides, training, and events for all ages and abilities. We also have youth section Penge Go-ride that offers coaching, racing for kids and family rides.

Whether you want to get off your stabilisers, make new friends, get fit, gain confidence on the road or build up the miles to your next epic sportive or race – we’ve got a ride for you.”

More information about Penge Cycle Club

 Mind’s Fairfield Hub in East Croydon

…”which offers support to people to understand and manage their mental and physical health issues.

The Hub also provides a safe place for people who are lonely and isolated to meet and socialise with people and a place for them to receive practical help and advice. “

More information about Mind in Croydon