Each year the Whitchurch Welfare Trust distributes “Christmas Cheer” to individuals and organisations based in Whitchurch.

In December, the total value of the Christmas 2012 distribution was £4,790.

Small gifts of money, flowers or Christmas hampers, were sent to about 80 individuals, including people who have been seriously ill or recently bereaved. Donations were also sent to local organisations covering a range of age groups and interests, including both Whitchurch Primary and Testbourne Community Schools, the Citizens Advice Bureau, the Kingfisher Trust, the Lunch Club, the Ambulance and Fire Stations, the Youth Project, the Guides and Brownies, Testbourne Teapot, the Rising Fives Pre-school, and the Toy Library.

The Trust’s main objective is to provide financial help for people suffering hardship or distress, and also for students towards the costs of their training courses. The total of this additional financial help, in a typical year, amounts to about a further £5,000.

The Trustees welcome applications, in writing, from local organisations and individuals, addressed to:

The Whitchurch Welfare Trust,
c/o Town Hall, Newbury St.,
RG28 7DW

Or by email via the Trust’s website – WHITCHURCH WELFARE TRUST

Registered Charity no 204378.

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