2017 Pepenbury

www.pepenbury.info

At Pepenbury, we work with a diverse range of people. We primarily support people with a learning disability, but many have additional support needs. These may include physical disability, specific syndromes, autism, challenging behaviour and dual diagnosis (learning disability and mental health issues) and may need long-term residential care. Others are able to progress to more independent living through training in life and work skills. Whatever their needs, our services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual, whether that be support for a few hours a week, round the clock care or something in between.People come to us from across the country to benefit from our specialist services, delivered by our dedicated and friendly staff team.
What is a learning disability?
There are around 1.5 million people in the UK who have some form of learning disability. It affects the way they understand information and how they communicate. Learning disability occurs when a person’s brain development is affected, either before they are born, during birth or in early childhood. Several factors can affect brain development, including:

  • A mother’s illness during pregnancy
  • Problems during birth that impede oxygen flow to the brain
  • An unborn baby developing certain genetic abnormalities
  • Inherited genes that make a learning disability more likely
  • Illness, such as meningitis, or injury in early childhood.
Sometimes there is no known cause for a learning disability. Some conditions, such as cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy are associated with learning disabilities because people with these conditions are more likely to have one.


2016 Primrose Centre

www.primrosecentre.org.uk

The Primrose Centre is a breast cancer centre at Orpington, Kent. It is a registered charity depending totally on charitable donations. We offer an oasis of calm in a converted chapel. The centre is a converted 1864 chapel designed, created and maintained to give visitors a wonderful experience . . .an oasis of calm for those seeking support and therapies during their journey of medical treatment elsewhere.


2015 Leonard Cheshire Disability

www.leonardcheshire.org

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose. We work for a society in which every person is equally valued. We believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose. To have the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute and participate fully in society. That belief is at the heart of everything we do. The Hell of the Ashdown raised money for their local Chipstead branch to help install automatic doors for their users and help towards sporting activities.


2014 & 2017 Chartwell Cancer Trust

www.chartwellcancertrust.co.uk

Chartwell were originally our main Charity in 2014 but have continued to help our event by providing Marshalls at both the HOTA and our Hill Climb so we continue to support their Charity with donations from the club. The Chartwell Cancer Trust is a registered charity providing financial support for the Chartwell Cancer and Leukaemia Unit in the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent. The Chartwell Unit is the specialist NHS Cancer and Leukaemia Treatment Unit in the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent. The Unit serves one of Europe’s largest metropolitan borough areas, which has over one million residents. It provides patients with a comfortable environment in which to receive care from the professional, multi-disciplined team who address they symptom control and pain relief. NHS budget policy dictates the service levels and equipment availability in the Chartwell Unit. There are shortfalls, which The Chartwell Cancer Trust helps to overcome. We assist in many other ways, whether it be funding for a doctor, nurse, research fellow or for equipment to make the whole patient experience better. We are entirely funded by the public and rely on donations. With your support you are helping the patients and their families immediately.


2013 Demelza (Hospice Care for Children)

www.demelza.org.uk

At Demelza, we’re here to make life better for babies, children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, and to support their parents, brothers and sisters, and all those who love them. We’ve been providing this care since 1998 and, through the generosity of others, we can continue to be there for families for years to come. Our organisation carries the name of Demelza Phillips, daughter of Derek and Jennifer Phillips, who died tragically from a brain tumour at the age of 24. Demelza had worked at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Birmingham and was inspired by their work. This inspiration was passed on to her parents who had the vision to establish a children’s hospice in the South-East of England. Working with a small group of founding supporters, in 1994 Derek and Jennifer set up a charity that campaigned tirelessly across the areas where we are now so well established. This attracted tens, then hundreds, and then thousands of supporters. Finally, in 1998 our Patron the Countess of Burma opened the hospice in Sittingbourne, Kent. The building was designed by Derek himself as an architect and is a remarkable bringing together of beauty, serenity, and practicality. Sadly, Jennifer Phillips died unexpectedly in August 2001 aged 61. She is remembered in our Garden of Tranquillity, along with many of the children and young people who have used the hospice. Demelza entered its next phase of development in 2004. We merged with James House, a charity established in East Sussex by Robin and Mary Gooch following the death of their 11-year-old son James. This enabled us to provide therapies, respite and end-of-life care in the comfort and security of a child’s own home. And to put the final piece of the founding vision into place, in 2009 Demelza was able to build and open a hospice in Eltham, to serve the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. Our South-East London hospice is an oasis of peace, fun, opportunity and rest for young Londoners and their families in need of our help and support. We also provide respite care for families with severely handicapped children. The leaflet, Demelza's smile, written in the early days of our organisation, describes how the vision of Derek and Jennifer, inspired by the life of their daughter, became a reality.


2012 Herne Hill Velodrome Trust

www.hhvt.org

2012 charity Herne Hill Track & friends of Herne Hill The money raised went towards providing flood lights so the use of the track could be extended in Winter months and dark evenings.The Herne Hill Velodrome Trust was set up in 2011 as a response to the highly successful Save the Velodrome campaign. The Trust is responsible for securing the future of the Velodrome for generations to come. Herne Hill Velodrome Trust is a registered charity and is reliant entirely on volunteer funding and support from individuals, companies and funding bodies as well as the fundraising activities of the Friends of the Velodrome. As well as managing specific improvement projects such as the Southwark Olympic Legacy Project, the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust works on a day to day basis to increase participation at the track through the Velodrome Management Committee and new Cycling Development Officer. The trust is particularly keen to increase participation amongst women and girls, young people, disadvantaged communities, disabled riders and educational establishments.


2011 Alzheimer's Society

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. At The Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are there for anyone affected by dementia, and they do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most. We are the UK's leading dementia support and research charity for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Furthermore we provide information and support, fund research and campaign to raise awareness plus produce and distribute, six times a year, a magazine "Living with Dementia".


2010 MS Society

https://www.mssociety.org.uk

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system. More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS. Symptoms usually start in your 20s and 30s and it affects almost three times as many women as men. The cause is not known and a cure has yet to be found, but research is progressing fast. The MS Society fund research, give grants, campaign for change, provide information and support, invest in MS specialists and lend a listening ear to those who need it. MS Research have raised over £153 million and invested in world class MS research since 1956. They have also invested nearly £6 million in MS Nurses and give around 2000 grants to MS patients and carers every year.


2009 British Heart Foundation

www.bhf.org.uk

BHF are the nation's heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research and as such are UK's number one heart charity. Through 50 years of funding cutting edge research they have already made a big difference to people's lives, and today they are funding thousands of research projects around the UK that are fighting heart disease. They also help millions of people every year with their up to date information about heart disease so the UK public are better informed.