Raising funds for charity

Raising funds for charity

The Birtley community enjoys raising funds for various charities throughout the year which helps maintain interest in the world outside Birtley House, and is something which both Residents, people on respite care stays and Day-Club visitors of the nursing home will have done throughout their lives.

Fundraising activities and events may vary but usually include: holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning (our atest for 2018 raised a spectacular £1850), selling Poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion, selling Christmas cards (often in aid of CICRA - Chrohn's in Childhood Research Association) and filling shoe-boxes with Christmas gifts for the needy in other countries.

Birtley House Community Fund

In 2007 we launched the Birtley House Community Fund which is administered by the Community Foundation for Surrey. Through funds raised we are able to help support various local community projects and charities. We tend to support projects which fall into one of the following categories:

  • Supporting local community activities with a preference for projects supporting rural/village communities.
  • Improving facilities, services and activities for older people
  • Providing training, development and intergenerational learning opportunities for local people
  • Environmental – Projects which conserve or improve the wildlife value of Surrey or which improves community access to and awareness of the environment

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