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Massive £425,000 raised by Greenham Trust’s Covid emergency appeal

Greenham Trust set up their Coronavirus Emergency Appeal in March 2020 to help those in need in our area during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Thanks to the public’s amazing generosity, more than £425,000 has already been raised from public support, companies, trusts and foundations.

By donating to the appeal, you are helping a wide range of local organisations who are working flat out and with support from countless volunteers to reach vulnerable and elderly people at this incredibly challenging time.

There is still more to do. Greenham Trust invite you to donate to this appeal. They are matching up to £200,000 so for every £1 you donate this becomes £2 to help people most affected by the pandemic here in our local community.

Much needed funding has already been given to organisations including:

  • £48,688 to Fair Close Centre (Age UK) for the continuation and expansion of the Meals on Wheels service and a further £14,358 to equip the on-site restaurant and to make it Covid19 secure
  • £40,559 to Newbury Community Resource Centre to provide essential household goods to families in need and a further £18,244 for telephone support, food parcels and other deliveries
  • £12,708 to Dingley’s Promise for remote support, activity packs and learning tools for children with disabilities and their families
  • £7,246 to Loose Ends for food and food container to provide hot food for local homeless people
  • £5,000 for the core costs of Younger People with Dementia to enable them to support their members remotely during the pandemic
  • £4,662 to Age Concern Hampshire for Emergency Food Parcels for vulnerable residents in North Hampshire
  • £3,500 to No. 5 Young People for urgent telephone support and counselling for young people struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic
  • £3,143 to FLAGDV for a contribution to salary costs for additional time preventing and dealing with domestic abuse exacerbated during lockdown

Emergency grants up to a £1,000 have also been made to over 42 local organisations including:

  • Thatcham Methodist Church for activity packs for isolated elderly residents
  • Crossroads Care for Perspex screens
  • West Berks Community Baby Bank for nappies for families in need
  • Home-Start West Berkshire’s hardship fund and doorstep support service.

Organisations and charities can apply via The Good Exchange for help from the appeal at

If your fundraising project is already live on The Good Exchange, you are invited to start a new application specifically for this cause.

Contact & Volunteering: A West Berkshire Council Coronavirus website has been set up at

As well as funding, the Community Support Hub ( is also looking for volunteers. Please call the dedicated support line if you need urgent help and advice or to volunteer. The number is: 01635 503579.


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