Charities

Westerham Charities

chYps Children’s Hospice at Home

chYps Children’s Hospice at HomeMarket Square, Westerham

The shop sells pre-loved clothes and household goods. Money raised will help chYps to care for seriously ill babies, children and young adults in their own homes across Kent.

Instead of taking the child to a hospice, chYps take the hospice to the child, by delivering end-of-life and respite care in the family home.

This enables the young patient to spend precious time with their parents and siblings, in a place of comfort.

As a charity, chYps must raise £1.47 million to be able to provide care free of charge to families, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Tim Stewart, chYps Regional Retail Manager, said: “Our shops provide a vital source of income. Money spent at our shops helps to fund hospice care for children in the local community.

If you have items to donate and would like to arrange a FREE collection, please call 01322 626502.


NSPCC

NSPCCThe Westerham & Crockham Hill Branch of the NSPCC was founded in 1955 and now organises three main events each year to raise funds for the charity.

All proceeds go to support the national network of child protection centres, one of the largest and most needed of which is Gillingham, helping children and families from all over the south east.

The annual Salmon & Shoes Garden Party takes its name from the smoked salmon lunch and the mobile shoe shop which is the main attraction amongst an array of craft and fashion stalls. The event is renowned for its lovely venues and is always a success no matter the weather!

The lunches feature many interesting speakers, including the occasional celebrity, and the dessert table is famous in its own right.

For more information, please visit the NSPCC website, or email Andrea Mason on postboxnumber1@hotmail.com.


St Mary’s Westerham Heritage Trust

St Mary's Westerham Heritage TrustSt Mary’s Church, The Green

St Mary’s Westerham Heritage Trust was launched as a registered charity in April 2003 by a group of local people with the aim to maintain and preserve the thirteenth century Parish Church, a key feature of Westerham.

Local people and visitors all benefit from the existence of the building whether they use it or not; it’s a central feature in the Town which helps to make Westerham the attractive place it is in which to work, live, and visit.

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Hospice in the Weald

Hospice in the WealdWe provide specialist palliative care advice and clinical support for people with life limiting illness, their family and the bereaved.

A team of Community Nurse Specialists provide advice and support to the local community, backed up with family support, bereavement counselling, spiritual care and a health information service.

All our services and activities are supported by a skilled and dedicated team of volunteers. No charge is made for the services, which are provided on the basis of need rather than ability to pay.

The Hospice In The Weald has a shop and holds fund-raising activities in Westerham – keep a watch on the calendar.

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Royal British Legion

Royal British LegionThe Royal British Legion safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. We are one of the UK’s largest membership organisations and recognised as custodians of Remembrance. We also run the annual Poppy Appeal.

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Royal National Lifeboat Institution

LifeBoatsSaving lives at sea without losing your own, or the lives of your crew, requires skill, courage and committment.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is an independent charity, and does not receive any funding from the UK government.

More information about Westerham RNLI fundraising…

RNLI website


Biggin Hill and Westerham Lions

LionsLions meet the needs of local communities and the world. The 1.3m members of our volunteer organisation in 206 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief- community is what we make it.

Contact Malcolm Lowing on 01959 576628.

Visit our website.


Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UKWe are your local branch of volunteers organising about 6 events annually to raise money for the charity. These include the regular street collection, Bridge Tea and Christmas Fair.

If you would like to get involved in any way please contact Debbie Innes on 01959 577236 or email debbieinnes@hotmail.com.

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Free Hearing After Aid Clinics

Free Hearing After Aid ClinicsHi Kent, the charity that supports deaf and hard-of-hearing people throughout Kent, is running its free aftercare clinics for hearing aid users in Westerham during 2012.

People with NHS hearing aids can drop in and get their hearing aids cleaned and re-tubed, and also collect fresh batteries free of charge. They can also get free advice, and information on Hi Kent’s wide range of equipment, including special door entry systems, smoke alarms, telephones, conversation aids and television listening devices. All these items can make a huge difference to the life of a deaf or hard of hearing person.

Clinics will be held at the Council Room, Russell House, Market Square, Westerham TN16 1RB monthly on Wednesdays 10.00 – 11.30am. Check what’s On for dates. Please check our website www.hikent.org.uk or telephone us on 01622 691151 for the latest information.

FREE Lipreading Classes in WESTERHAM on Wednesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm at the Council Chamber, Russell House. No experience necessary.

Email: D.Jones@hikent.org.uk
Tel: 01622 691151


Sue Ryder Care Charity

Sue Ryder Care Charity18 Market Square
Westerham
Kent
Tel: 01959 561020

Sue Ryder Care is a charity providing compassionate care to people with end of life and long-term care needs.

Website: www.suerydercare.org