RRPC CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2019
At the last AGM, the members voted on who was to be our Charity of the Year 2019 following a very successful year of raising £1085.00 for The Fountain Centre and £1249.00 in cash and goods for the Camberley All Night Café.
It was a close decision, so close in fact that it was decided to again support two charities namely Haemochromatosis UK (Research) and Christopher’s Smile. These two charities are researching into finding much-needed solutions and assistance to people facing great difficulties in their lives.
An initial introduction to each charity can be found below, but keep an eye out for future announcements on how you can help both charities and make this year an even greater success for RRPC’s Charities of the Year initiative. If you have any immediate questions, please contact the Club’s Charity Organiser, Joyce Davies on firstname.lastname@example.org
Haemochromatosis, or GH (genetic haemochromatosis), is a genetic disorder causing the body to absorb an excessive amount of iron from the diet. As a result of the genetic condition, iron can build up in the body to toxic levels. This is termed iron overload and is potentially very damaging. Iron is deposited in various organs – mainly the liver, but also the pancreas, heart, endocrine glands, and joints. It can prove fatal if undetected.
It is thought that 1 in 200 Northern Europeans have the gene flaw that gives rise to GH. We will be supporting the research in the UK.
Christopher’s Smile Charity was set up in October 2008 after Christopher died in June the same year to an aggressive medulloblastoma brain tumour. Following a 21 month battle with the disease he passed away 9 days before his 6th birthday.
Christopher’s Smile does not have a specific paediatric tumour focus but instead provides funding for projects that will benefit the largest number of children possible across the childhood cancer community.
Children’s cancers are biologically different to adult cancers and require specific research. Although millions of pounds are spent in the UK each year on cancer research only a tiny percentage of this amount is spent on children’s cancers. Christopher’s Smile only funds childhood cancer research and every penny you give will be used to fund critical research to develop new treatments.
RRPC Charity of the Year 2018
At the recent AGM, the members voted on who was to be our Charity of the Year 2018 following a very successful year of raising £1,000 for Canine Partners.
It was a close decision, so close in fact that it was decided to support two charities namely The Camberley All Night Café for the Homeless and The Fountain Cancer Centre, Guildford. Two very different charities each providing much-needed solutions and assistance to people facing great difficulties in their lives. An initial introduction to each charity can be found below, but keep an eye out for future announcements on how you can help both charities and make this year an even greater success for RRPC’s Charity of the Year initiative. If you have any immediate questions, please contact the Club’s Charity Organiser, Adam Tindell on email@example.com
The Camberley All Night Café for the Homeless
The All Night Cafe welcomes veterans and the homeless, from 10pm until 8am, providing delicious free home cooked meals, complimentary drinks and refreshments throughout the night and a hearty hot breakfast served at 7am. Customers are offered hot showers and a nearly new change of clothing exchange and are given a selection of free food or filled baguettes to takeaway.
Completely set up and run by a team of dedicated volunteers, with no statutory funding or formal support, the All Night Cafe relies on goodwill, enterprise, community fundraising and donations of food, volunteer time and financial benefactors with a passion for helping those in a local community facing extreme difficulties.
The Fountain Centre
The Fountain Centre is a charity for cancer patients, their families and carers located in the St Luke’s cancer unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. They offer advice, support and a huge range of complementary therapies, in a calming and relaxed atmosphere.
The Fountain Centre is there for patients and their families from the initial cancer diagnosis until treatment finishes and beyond, providing helpful information, personal counselling and complementary therapies, allowing patients to make informed choices and regain control of their future.