Supported Charities

Below is the list of charities that we have supported  over the years; many of the charities that we support also help us with volunteers and advice, and this year in our new format some of them are taking a greater part and also appear on the Our Supporters page. If there is a specific page for a charity in this website the name of the charity on the left below will be underlined – otherwise please click on a logo on the right to be taken to the charity’s own website:

NameWhat the charity doesClick logo
ABF the Soldiers CharityABF The Soldiers’ Charity helps all soldiers past and present and their dependant families whenever life becomes difficult for whatever reason eg ill health, homelessness, unemployment, family difficulties. Every case is considered and decisions taken on the merits of the case. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s Own Charity, usually working through Regimental and Corps Funds who are the first line of welfare support.
Berkshire Community FoundationExists to inspire philanthropy and charitable giving – connecting people, ideas, resources and needs to make a lasting difference.
Fair Close Day CentreFair Close promotes the well-being and independence of the elderly in Newbury and District
Gardening LeaveGardening Leave tends to
the invisible wounds of conflict, the mental wounds that need as much healing as any physical wound
GreenfingersGreenfingers is dedicated to providing magical and inspiring gardens for the children, siblings and families who use hospices around the UK to enjoy.
Kennet District Scouts and Berkshire County ScoutsKennet is a very active scouting district; Kennet's Explorer Scouts help at West Woodhay is much appreciated
Macmillan CancerProvides practical, medical and financial support and pushes for better cancer care.
Mary Hare School for Deaf ChildrenThe Mary Hare Charity believes that all deaf children should receive the education and support which will enable them to achieve their full potential at home, school and in their subsequent careers.
Newbury Rotary CharitiesNewbury Rotary helps West Woodhay Garden Show and many other entities
Newbury Showground Educational InitiativePlease see the educational section of the Newbury Showground site
Sarah Green Crocus FundEstablished after Sarah Greene lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006 aged 44, to finance a number of research posts at the new Kings College London Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit in Guys Hospital, London
ThriveThrive is a national charity that helps people with disability or mental ill health to transform their lives through gardening.


We also support the churches of the Walbury Benefice, whose website can be found here