RRPC Charity Information
Club Charity of the Year 2021
At the 2020 AGM our chosen charity was the
CAMBERLEY FAMILY CONTACT CENTRE
They provide a safe and neutral venue where children can meet the parent they no longer live with. They also make it possible to meet other members of their estranged family. The Centre can be used as a place where children may be ‘handed over’ to their non-resident parent for outside contact and ‘handed back’ later to their resident parent.
All volunteers are impartial and all information is confidential except in the event of a child protection or safeguarding issue. They do not report what happens during contact but will confirm attendances should that be required.
Camberley and District Family Contact Centre offers supported contact only. Supported contact takes place in a variety of neutral community venues where there are facilities to enable children to develop and maintain positive relationships with non-resident parents and other family members. Supported Child Contact Centres are suitable for families when no significant risk to the child or those around the child has been identified.
The basic elements of supported contact are:
- Staff and volunteers are available for assistance but there is no close observation, monitoring or evaluation of individual contacts/conversations
- Several families are usually together in one or a number of rooms
- Encouragement for families to develop mutual trust and consider more satisfactory family venues
- Apart from attendance dates and times, no detailed report will be made to a referrer, CAFCASS, a party’s solicitor or Court, unless there is a risk of harm to the child, parent or Centre worker
- An acknowledgment that it be viewed as a temporary arrangement to be reviewed after an agreed period of time
We aim to promote contact in a safe a welcoming environment, between the child and the non resident member of their immediate family.
Due to Covid restrictions during 2020, which prevented the club running any charity events, it was agreed at the 2021 AGM that we would continue this year with the same charity choice.
RRPC also agreed to support the Hope Hub in Camberley.
Working in partnership with Surrey Heath Borough Council, The Hope Hub provides a SERVICES PATHWAY for all needy people.
The club recently run a food drive where players brought along items of food and essentials for our Charity rep Joyce to collect from the various play venues and pass to the charity.
Needless to say they were absolutely delighted with the response!
Club 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 email@example.com
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.
Club 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.