To fund anything from games to pantomime characters to safely provide comfort and distraction while reducing loneliness to seriously ill children in hospital this Christmas, unable to have their family around them due to Coronavirus and the seriousness of their illness. We hope it will help bring a few smiles to a few more faces.
Greenham Trust Coronavirus Emergency Appeal
To help local people cope with Coronavirus anxiety, job loss, hardship and bereavement among other issues since March 2020.
St Gabriels School
We have funded mental health support for Junior School pupils at St.Gabriels with the money we would have spent on our Christmas Party as we are unable to hold one this year during C19. The staff at Marsh Fuels are glad that it will make a difference to the younger children who appear to handle the last year very well but who in fact may need some help in processing all the changes this year.
We were pleased to make a donation to this Charity to support adult mental health also during this difficult year.
Aware that there may well be more homeless people this year because of the pandemic, without shelter and warmth, we have donated to Crisis in order to help provide friendship and support, essential food, a place to stay and year round support to somebody who needs it.
1st Wash Common Scouts
Our present community support is now supplying bottled gas free of charge to 1st Wash Common Scouts and looking forward to following their future projects and continued efforts to fundraise for their new hut.
Update September 2020: Marsh Fuels have just renewed their association with the 1st Wash Common Scouts Group and look forward to working with them for another year
It has been great to give something back to our community, but do you have a local charity which is close to your heart that you would like us to support in the future?
Race Day Sponsor
Marsh Fuels was a Race Day Sponsor for the Ocean 5 Transatlantic Row Project on the 15th January 2020 - dedicated to protecting the world's five oceans.
£40 Donation to Tourette’s Action
More than 300,000 people in the UK have Tourette's, including one schoolchild in 100. Tourettes Action works to make their life better by providing free, impartial information, and contact and support. Marsh Fuels recently supported a sponosored charity bike ride ridden by a boy suffering from Tourette's. Tom has reached over 800% of his target already and you can help him raise more below.
Donation To Guild of St. Martin Church
Organised by the Guild of St Martin the East Woodhay Fete runs every year. The fete has become an institution not only as the best known fete in the area, but also as a means to raise much-needed funds for the church and the village. This year due to CV-19 they had to come up with other ideas for the community spirit!
£250 to Daisy's Dream
Daisy’s Dream is a professional support service responding to the needs of children and families affected by life threatening illness or bereavement.
Ray Boxshall Orienteering Fun Day Kintbury
It will take place on Sunday 6th October 2019. Participants walk approximately 7 miles, solving clues along the route. It has two main aims, firstly to keep open the local footpaths in the surrounding area and secondly to raise funds for local charities.
Parent Organisation Project
We are supporting the Reading and West Berks Football League by making a donation to their 'Parent Organisation Project'. They are creating an App for the parents as a portal to keep them up to date with training, match and event schedules as well as other important information. The League are also creating booklet quarterly that will be sent out to all the parents giving them timetables for their children's activities..
New Life Special Care Babies
We’re proud to sponsor Tony Montana, Nick Dingwall, Lola Emetulu, Charlie Hill, Andrew Prickett, Matthew Morton on the 24 Tennis Marathon challenge in support of New Life Special Care Babies. The event will take place at David Lloyd Newbury from midday Saturday 11th to midday Sunday 12th May.
In the UK over 80,000 babies every year are born premature or require medical attention. New Life is dedicated to raising money for local special care baby units and was founded by Trevor Goodall in memory of his sons Joshua and Samuel.
The Friends of Enborne Silent Auction and Auction of Promises Event
We have donated 500 litres of home heating oil to the 'The Friends of Enborne Silent Auction and Auction of Promises Event. They are raising funds for new tablets/laptops for the Children at Enborne C of E Primary School. The event is to be held at the Craven Arms on Friday 26th April and about 100 people are expected to attend.
We also support KATS another local charity organisation that Dave and Carrie are a big part of. They have just completed their latest production. Visit their website below
Read Theatre College
We have just donated branded mugs to Read Theatre College.This a a registered Charity that we support regularly and Carrie is a trustee of. Visit their website below
Raising money for the elderly
We donated a hamper to the IBEX pub for their charity event to raise money to take local elderly group out to Christmas Dinner to combat isolation in old age. The event raised over £1,300. Visit their Facebook page below
Funding for the local village fetes
As the Summer is fast approaching it's the time of year for preparing funding for the local village fetes. As per every year we are supporting the local primary schools to help ensure fun is had by all.
Come and spot our staff member taking part in this rather entertaining show.
KATS are a registered charity and we are pleased to give them our support. Please show yours by buying your ticket now - they will not disappoint!
Marie Curie & Swimathon Foundations
Our Annie has been at it again. She has been training hard for her 5km Swimathon in aid of the Marie Curie & Swimathon Foundations. So far Annie has raised a whopping £425 with Marsh Fuels donating £50 of that.
On Friday 27th Annie completed her swim in a fantastic time of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Restless Development Charity
We are supporting a local school team by sponsoring them on their efforts in the Bradfield Triathlon for the Restless Development Charity. If you should so feel inclined to check out the amazing work this charity does then please do visit their webpage
Chieveley Pre-School Charity Auction
We are supporting the Chieveley Pre-School Charity Auction by donating 500 litres of home heating oil. As a small charity, and a parent lead Pre-School, we searched for donations/promises that we auctioned off to raise money to buy an iPad. The Pre-School staff will be using the iPad to help accurately track a child’s progress through a learning journal. The staff can then use this information to help plan for the next steps in the child’s learning. The auction raised an incredible £1252.82, so a huge thank you to everyone that was involved!
Supporting Read College
Read College's quiz night raised £928. Thank you to everyone that took part, it proved a great success!
Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for all of their orders in November, raising £471 for the Movember Foundation.
Lesley Foden 'Around Britain'
We are supporting Lesley Foden on her 'Around Britain' row and have sponsored a leg of her adventure.
She is rowing 1800 miles in 8 weeks with 24 hour rowing to raise awareness and is hoping to fundraise at least £20,000 for RNLI and Sea-Changers who address marine plastic pollution. Visit her site below. Please sponsor if you can!
Carrie completed '10,000 steps a Day Walk Over Cancer' for Cancer Research in June and raised just over £700 after adding gift aid.
It is not too late to try and sneak this total up to £1,000 by donating.