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Captains' Charities

The Ladies' and Men's Captains choose a charity to support every year, our members usually raise a few thousand pounds which is split evenly between the charities - the cheques are presented before our 'Closing Drive'. 

 

Year Captain(s) Charity Weblink Charity Overview

2021

Christine Turner

https://www.pwpg.org.uk

Petts Wood Playgroup (for children with special needs)

2020 & 2021

Andrew Downes

Prostate Cancer UK

2020

Mary Plummer

http://parkinsons.org.uk

Parkinson's UK

Is estimated that about 145,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s  – roughly one adult in every 350.  The loss of a chemical called dopamine in the brain means there is difficulty in controlling movement, whether this is shaking, or freezing.  There are other non-motor symptoms such as tiredness and anxiety.  How Parkinson’s affects someone can change from day to day for no apparent reason.

Support at present is offered by volunteers running Parkinson’s cafes, or  movement classes, and there is currently only one specialist Parkinson’s nurse for the whole of the area covered by the PRUH.  Interest in the condition is growing but research is still largely dependent on fundraising.

Contact parkinsons.org.uk for more information

2019

Mary Hutchinson

Geoff McAuliffe

Kent Air Ambulance 

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex strive to save lives by providing the best possible care every minute of the day, every day of the year. They are an independent charity, so every penny that they receive is truly valued.  Last year alone, they were called out to help over 2,000 people in life-threatening conditions. They never stop innovating and improving the care they can give, which means every donation they receive is vital. 

2018

Rhoda Evans

Kings College Hospital Renal Charity

King’s Renal Unit provides a full range of care for people with kidney disease, in a friendly and supportive environment. They cover a wide catchment area, and offer treatment at King's College Hospital as well as at satellite units in Bromley, Dartford, Sydenham, Thamesmead and Woolwich. This allows their patients to have regular treatment closer to home.

2018

John Murray

Combat Stress

The UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health.  For a century they’ve been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today they provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future.

(see our 2018 Gallery page for a few photos of the Charity Presentation at our Closing Drive)

2017

Eve Evans

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.

2017

Stan Benwell

Auditory Verbal UK

AVUK's vision is that all deaf children have the opportunity to listen and speak as equals alongside their hearing peers.  AVUK backs calls for government to improve support for children with speech, language and communication needs.  80% of children who graduate from AVUK have language skills equivalent to their hearing peers.