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Five West Berkshire charities line up for Greenham Trust's super 'Double Matched Day'

THE five charities selected for Greenham Trust’s 48-hour summer ‘double matched day’ have been announced.

On Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19, the organisations will have the chance to treble up to £5,000 of all money they raise through donations and fundraising activities during this 48-hour period, to a total of £15,000.

To qualify for the double matched offer, all donations must be made via The Good Exchange platform during the 48-hour window.

Double Matched Day June 18-19 (47532647)
Double Matched Day June 18-19 (47532647)

The selected charities will be fundraising for causes ranging from helping families of children and young people with special needs and disabilities, to creating a high-quality rainforest stream exhibit.

The charities are as follows:

1. Hungerford Town Football Club – donate to replace the club’s existing changing pavilion to comply with the new FA and league rules by adding women’s changing facilities and building an accessible injury treatment room for players and officials injured during matches;

2. Parenting Special Children (PSC) – donate to support families through crisis and create a holistic approach to helping families of children and young people with special needs and disabilities;

3. Trust for Sustainable Living (Living Rainforest) – donate to help create a high-quality rainforest stream exhibit for habitat improvement, education and wellbeing. The stream exhibit will be created within the glasshouses using natural materials and will improve the ecosystem and habitats within the glasshouses while also providing a more tranquil experience for visitors, adding sounds and sights usually at home in a rainforest;

4. West Berkshire Mencap – donate to facilitate The Mulberry Project, a new horticultural, woodwork, pottery, gardening and social inclusion environment for adults and children. The project will address isolation, training and social development and can be enjoyed by all the family including the 117 children registered with the Mencap Centre;

5. West Berkshire Therapy Centre – donate to support those affected by Long-Covid. 100 clients, referred to the centre by the NHS Long-Covid Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, will be offered a free exercise programme of 20 fully power-assisted exercise sessions to assist in their rehabilitation. Funds will pay for a professional physiotherapist's initial assessment, a supervised exercise programme of 20 sessions and an exit assessment.

Greenham Trust chief executive Chris Boulton said: “These five finalists were selected from a fantastic list of applicants.

“They really showcase the breadth of organisations within our area of operation, and each presented strong fundraising plans.

“We are really looking forward to our first 48-hour Double Matched Day, please do dig deep to support these wonderful causes.”

Any applicants not selected for double matched day could still be eligible for other grants from Greenham Trust or from other local funders and can still use The Good Exchange platform for crowdfunding activities.

For more information on the appeal and the selected five local organisations, please visit https://greenhamtrust.com/double/

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