Many local charities and organisations rely on events like Staines-upon-Thames Day to raise funds. Due to Coronavirus these organisations have struggled to continue with their important and varied work.
Please help these local charities by giving a donation. Just click on the Donate Button and it will take you to the Just Giving website. Here you can choose how much you give (you can change the amount to as little or as much as you wish). Your donation will be shared out equally between the charities who are listed on the Just Giving site. If you would like your money to go to one charity in particular just leave a message in the box provided on the just giving page and tell us who you want the money to go to.
Ashford Hospital League of Friends
All profits raised by the Ashford Hospital League of Friends are used to benefit the hospital’s patients and staff. Sadly this year all fund-raising events had to be cancelled and the charity shop at the hospital has been closed since March. So remember – press the ‘donate now’ button. You can donate to this group by putting their name in the ‘message’ section of the just giving page or your donation will be shared between all charities.
Simon Bhadye – President.E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org; Mob: 07960 61818
Linda Dennis – Secretary.E-mail: email@example.com Tel. 01784 249205
Canaan Christian Ministries
The first Christian Bookshop in Staines was started in the old Johnson and Clarke’s store, opposite Debenhams, in 1973 by a Miss Woodford. She owned the Richmond Christian Bookshop and had put all her savings into this when she retired from the Civil Service. The current shop opened in 1979 and was named Canaan by the new manager, Terry Jones. Canaan was the biblical land of promise and this proved to be very apt as the book shop has been extremely popular and acts as a focus for outreach in the area.
Christ Church, Staines-upon-Thames
Christ Church is a relatively modern building constructed in 1962. There has been a church on the site since 1935, and the old church building is still in active use as a church hall, with a wide range of community activities, including luncheons, bridge and Scrabble teas. Until 2018 Christ Church was part of a larger grouping with St. Peter’s and St. Mary’s in Staines. In 2019 Christ Church became it’s own Parish, responsible for it’s own part of Staines with a new Vicar.
You don’t have to fit a particular mould to come along – whether you’re coming with children or on your own, as someone living locally or visiting the area, looking to join or to visit just once, you will find a friendly face.
Home-Start Spelthorne provides support for young families living in Spelthorne who are going through challenging times. Support is provided by volunteers who will visit the families for 2-3 hours, once a week, to offer a listening ear, parenting guidance and advice, support and practical help. During the pandemic Home-start have been providing remote support either by phone or video calling.
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel No. 01784 463200
Registered in 2005 Midasplus helps local needy individuals and groups in South Middlesex and North Surrey borders and the surrounding areas (East Berkshire). Our main focus is on people in the Boroughs of Spelthorne & Runnymede. We have donated over £200,000 to various needy causes, often we are their last resort!
The Charity is run by local volunteers – nobody is paid, so all of the money raised goes directly to local people in need.
We raise our funds by holding local events, working with local companies and through donations.
You can find out more about Midasplus and the virtual duck race on our competitions page and on their website.
St Peter’s Church, Staines-upon-Thames
St Peter’s dates from 1894 and at that time Staines was all one parish. Since then the Parish has been divided and now St Peter’s and St Mary are the newest parish in the area, having been formed in 2018. Both churches are on the bank of the river and are an opening and welcoming community of Christians, respecting, encouraging and enjoying a range of Anglican traditions and worship styles.
Tel: 01784 469155
Spelthorne Fundraising Group for Guide Dogs comprises of sighted and visually impaired volunteers who spare some time to raise funds for Guide Dogs. A Guide Dog can change the life of a visually impaired person, enabling them to continue in education, employment, care for a family and enjoy a social life. Go to the Guide Dog website for more information and videos of our fantastic dogs and puppies! There is also information on how you can volunteer, donate or the many other ways you could support us!
Spelthorne Rentstart is a local charity which helps single people and childless couples access accommodation in the private rented sector. Since 1997 we have helped over 1,000 people move into stable accommodation and provided the support they need to make a success of the tenancy.
Staines Baptist Fellowship
The Fellowship are well known faces in the town. The Town Chaplain is at the market on most days, available to have a chat or just listen and the Street Angels are out helping the vulnerable, equipped with a first aid kit, hot soup and bread, water, a sleeping bag and of course their great personalities to entice clients into the ‘Drop In’ service where they will find pastoral care, food, water and access to services that they require.
To find out more take a look at their fabulous website or contact
Phone: 07809 228258
Staines Shopmobility is available to anyone with limited mobility, whether temporary or permanent. You do not need to be registered as a disabled person, be a regular wheelchair user or a Blue Badge holder. You may be recovering from an operation, illness or an injury such as a broken leg. The scheme aims to ensure all visitors can fully access the facilities and services available in Staines town centre.
Surrey Wildlife Trust
Surrey Wildlife Trust manages over 7000 hectares of land for wildlife across Surrey, including some of the county’s top nature reserves and land belonging to other individuals and organisations. Together with their members and volunteers, they work to protect wildlife across Surrey, both on their nature reserves and through work with others. They could not do this work to protect and conserve wildlife in Surrey without your help.
To find out more go to facebook page: @surreywt or take a look at their website.
White Lodge provides services that enable those with a range of disabilities, their families and carers to lead fulfilling lives.
We currently support over 2,500 individuals across Surrey and beyond through a diverse range of services for all ages and abilities.
It costs over £2.5 million a year and the costs are not fully met by statutory funding, so we rely on voluntary donations to maintain vital services and currently fundraise for over £560,000 per year. There are many ways to get involved in our work, including volunteering and fundraising or through community groups, schools and local businesses that can partner with us through a range of schemes and opportunities.
Find out more on our website.
Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care is a patient-led charity that delivers specialist palliative care to people who have advanced life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their carers and families.
Each year we care for around 2,000 patients, their carers and families. Over 70% of our care is delivered across Surrey in the community and we now have a fabulous new hospice in Woking.