Phyllis Court Raises £6,000 for Local Charities

Charity at Phyllis Court (CAPC) held its first AGM this week during which they presented two local charities, Nomad and Rivertime Boat Trust, with cheques for over £3,000 each. CAPC was formed in August 2022 so that members of Phyllis Court Club could raise money for local charities and to provide support for community projects. It follows on from the Phyllis Court Club ‘Charity Action Group’ that ceased to exist before lockdown in 2020.

The chosen charities for 2022 were Nomad and Rivertime Boat Trust and fundraising events included, a quiz night which was supported by over 200 members and raised £3,176 and, ‘Hotfooted’ shoe sales were held in September, raising, £1,062. Alongside this, donations from various Christmas functions held at the club helped to raise money for the local causes.

Barry Jackson, Chairman of CAPC, said, “We were delighted to be able to give Rivertime and Nomad, two well respected local charities, £3,083 each in our inaugural year. The success of CAPC has been a credit to everyone involved with great support from the Club and with the generosity of members and their determination to help local charities.”

Following the Chairman’s Report and approval of accounts, Mayor, Councillor Michelle Thomas, presented each charity with a cheque for £3,083.

Lucy Herbert, Skipper at Rivertime Boat Trust, said, “This is a real boost for Rivertime and will allow us to provide cruises for families who have children with disabilities. It is important for such families to be able to enjoy special times together and this generous donation allows us to provide that.” Lucy said she has a large database of families from her time skippering but £3000 will provide a lot of trips and so she invited attendees to recommend families who could benefit from the trips. She also said she will allocate trips to the charities CAPC are supporting in 2023.

Tim Prior, Manager at Nomad, said, “We are delighted to have been one of CAPC’s local beneficiaries as this generous donation enables us to continue our support programmes within the local community.” Nomad has been supporting young people and families for 26 years in Henley. The money raised will support the food bank, which in the last twelve months, has had a 40% increase in the number of referrals. Nomad have supported approximately 800 households in the past year.

In 2023, the chosen charities being supported by CAPC are Alzheimers Dementia Support and Younger People with Dementia.



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