Thames Hospice Thames Hospice is the local charity providing expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. A vital part of our work is also supporting their families and carers. We are one of the busiest independent hospices in the UK. Our services include therapy, nursing and medical care, as well as practical and emotional support in our Hospice at Windsor and in patients’ homes. It costs £8 million every year to keep our Hospice running. We are also raising £6 million to build a new, state-of-the-art hospice on a stunning eight acre site next to Bray Lake in Maidenhead. We are thrilled that the Lions of Windsor sculpture trail will be helping to raise funds for us and hope many businesses and organisations will take part in their event and help us achieve our goal.
Windsor Lions Club covers a wide area of East Berkshire including Ascot, Datchet, Horton, Old Windsor, Sunninghill, Sunningdale and Windsor. It is part of Lions International, the largest community service organisation in the world. Windsor Lions was established in 1961 and has raised in the region of £2.5m by organising events and corporate sponsorship, including Charity Auctions, Golf days, Quiz Nights, Race/Casino evenings, Cross Country Horse Ride, Santa Sleigh Windsor street collection and Swimathons. We provide support within our community; help with referrals, provide an annual Spring Lunch for senior citizens' groups, the Lions’ Den – giving local organisations the chance to bid for funds, driving for Mencap and staging our FunFest for young people and their families with learning and sensorial difficulties. We also organise a bi-annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Event.
Every year, thousands of people living in Berkshire are given the daunting news of a cancer diagnosis. As a consequence of their treatment, many will suffer a loss of confidence and self-esteem, making everyday tasks such as standing outside the school gates with other parents or facing colleagues at work, difficult. Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) equips people to face their cancer with confidence. Through our free Workshops held in hospitals and cancer care centres throughout Berkshire and our informative online support materials, we provide advice to address some of the common side effects of cancer treatment, enabling some normality and control to be regained. As one of the Lions of Windsor beneficiary charities, we can ensure that many more adults and teenagers will have the opportunity to face their cancer with confidence.
Tusk’s mission has been to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa for almost 30 years. In this time, it has pioneered a range of successful conservation projects across more than 20 countries, increasing protection for over 10million acres of land and more than 40 threatened species. We are delighted to be partnering with Lions of Windsor on this wonderful initiative, which helps us promote Tusk's conservation messages around #YearoftheLion and provides additional financial support for our wildlife conservation projects.