The Mayors Charity 2016/17 is Wallace House Community Centre. The Mayor's Charities - 2014/15.Cllr Charlie Homer is spending his Municipal year finding out as much as he can about local charities in Evesham. At the end of his term of office, Mr Mayor will decide which charity or charities will benefit from the money raised.The Mayor's Charities - 2013/14 The Bell Tower Appeal Evesham Abbey Bell Tower is undoubtedly the country's finest and most famous detached Bell Tower, and is the iconic image of Evesham. This beautiful late mediaeval building, which has served the town for nearly five hundred years, is now in need of urgent and long-lasting conservation work. Ourside Youth Organisation Ourside was set up by a group of Young People in 2005. It was felt there was nowhere for Young People to go in Evesham. They fought hard for 4 years to get a Youth Centre up and running with help from Worcestershire County Council Youth Workers. They did consultations, presentations, awareness raising activities and fundraising projects and put together two DVDs in that time. Caring Hands in the Vale Caring Hands in the Vale is the care outreach from The Vale of Evesham Christian Centre, which continually seeks to help relieve poverty and need in the Vale of Evesham through practical support. The Mayor's Charities - 2012/13. Wallace House Community Centre. Situated right in the heart of Evesham, Wallace House offers a diverse programme of activities for all ages, including sports and leisure pursuits; to educational and support classes, enabling the whole community to develop and learn new skills. They have various sized rooms available for hire, at an hourly rate, whether you require a small meeting or a full size sports hall. Charities and certain non profit making groups are eligible for a discount of up to 25%. They also have changing rooms and shower facilities. The Centre has disabled access allowing us to cater to the needs of the whole community. The Coffee Bar provides a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for any social groups or individuals looking for reasonably priced refreshments, comfortable sitting areas and a relaxed atmosphere. Evesham Volunteer Centre plays an important role within the community offering a variety of direct services to those who live in the Vale such as a Car Scheme for those who are elderly for unable to access public transport last year the Schemes 50 volunteer drivers clocked up over 100,000 miles taking 10,000 clients to a variety of social and medically related appointments a Befriender Scheme, two luncheon clubs for the elderly, a Friendship Club and the Share and Learn Club for the Blind and Partially Sighted. The Centre also has a specially adapted vehicle for wheelchair users that is hired out to members of the public. As well as being an information point, the Centre also has a signposting function, helping to find volunteers for charitable and statutory organisations around the Vale-last year volunteers were found for 60 organisations who required help both directly and via the Helping Hands column in the local paper. The Mayor's Charities - 2011/12. Wallace House Community Centre Situated right in the heart of Evesham, Wallace House offers a diverse programme of activities for all ages, including sports and leisure pursuits; to educational and support classes, enabling the whole community to develop and learn new skills. They have various sized rooms available for hire, at an hourly rate, whether you require a small meeting or a full size sports hall. Charities and certain non profit making groups are eligible for a discount of up to 25%. They also have changing rooms and shower facilities. The Centre has disabled access allowing us to cater to the needs of the whole community. The Coffee Bar provides a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for any social groups or individuals looking for reasonably priced refreshments, comfortable sitting areas and a relaxed atmosphere.  Evesham-Community-Mini-bus-Trust/124199534319413">Evesham Community Mini-bus Trust. Evesham Community Mini-bus Trust was established in 2011 and provides a 16 seater Mercedes mini-bus with disabled access for local charitable and not-for-profit organisations at an affordable cost. The trust is always in need of volunteer drivers. If you would like to volunteer or if your organisation could use a mini-bus please contact Mrs Diana Raphael (01386) 442458. The Mayor's Charities - 2010/2011 EVA Riverside Shopmobility Is a charity that came about because of sheer hard work and determination from the small group of dedicated people who started it.Based in a custom built building on the top of the car park in the Riverside Shopping Centre, EVA Riverside Shopmobility have available all manner of specially produced vehicles to aid the Evesham shopper getting around the town. A small annual fee to join is all that is required and then a charge is made each time a hire is made. The Scheme is open to anyone who wants to ride rather than walk. Vehicles can even be booked for holidiays! At the Annual Town Council Mayor Making Ceremony held on 10th May 2010, Councillor Booth was thrilled to present a cheque for £2500 to the Unit.For more information please contact: Main Office, Riverside Shopmobility, Level 6, Multi Storey Car Park, Bridge Street, Evesham, England, WR11 4RY Tel: 01386 49230 Fax: 01386 49230 e mail - href="mailto:shopmobilityeva@aol.com">shopmobilityeva@aol.comEvesham Volunteer Centre. Evesham Volunteer Centre plays an important role within the community offering a variety of direct services to those who live in the Vale such as a Car Scheme for those who are elderly for unable to access public transport last year the Schemes 50 volunteer drivers clocked up over 100,000 miles taking 10,000 clients to a variety of social and medically related appointments a Befriender Scheme, two luncheon clubs for the elderly, a Friendship Club and the Share and Learn Club for the Blind and Partially Sighted. The Centre also has a specially adapted vehicle for wheelchair users that is hired out to members of the public. As well as being an information point, the Centre also has a signposting function, helping to find volunteers for charitable and statutory organisations around the Vale-last year volunteers were found for 60 organisations who required help both directly and via the Helping Hands column in the local paper. Evesham and Pershore MIND. Details to follow. The Mayor's Charities - 2009/10. The Acquired Brain Injury Centre at Evesham College. Seeks to provide high quality training programmes for adults and children with acquired brain injury, promoting awareness for the education needs of those suffering from brain injury and works with other agencies to provide an integrated service of rehabilitation within the community for its students. A brain injured person may have problems with understanding, memory, concentration or communications and in response to the almst complete lack of community-based rehabilitation for those who suffered brain injury, the service was established at Evesham College in 1984 and is now supported by a 4-way partnership. At the Annual Town Council Mayor Making Ceremony held on 10th May 2010, Councillor Booth was thrilled to present a cheque for £2500 to the Unit.EVA Riverside Shopmobility Is a charity that came about because of sheer hard work and determination from the small group of dedicated people who started it. Based in a custom built building on the top of the car park in the Riverside Shopping Centre, EVA Riverside Shopmobility have available all manner of specially produced vehicles to aid the Evesham shopper getting around the town. A small annual fee to join is all that is required and then a charge is made each time a hire is made. The Scheme is open to anyone who wants to ride rather than walk. Vehicles can even be booked for holidays! At the Annual Town Council Mayor Making Ceremony held on 10th May 2010, Councillor Booth was thrilled to present a cheque for £2500 to the Unit. For more information please contact: Riverside Shopmobility, Level 6, Bridge Street, The Mayor's Charities - 2008/09. Evesham & District Scouts Council Info. to follow. Homestart. Home-Start Worcester & Wychavon have been in existence since 1984 and moved into Evesham and Pershore with Lottery Funding in September 2001. Homestart helps families in need support for many reasons including post-natal illness, disability, bereavement, the illness of a parent or child, or social isolation. Parents supporting other parents: it's a simple idea that really works. Although a nationwide organisation, any money raised in Evesham will be designated specifically for Evesham/Pershore families only. St John Ambulance St John Ambulance dates back over 900 years to Jerusalem. It's aim is simple: Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained aiders. St John Ambulance people care for those who need it, put the needs of others first, show commitment to those around them through the depth and range of their skills, welcome and value those who offer their talents and time for the service of others, work for and with the community, respect the trust placed on them, encourage and bring out the best in each other and deliver what they promise. Your local branch currently needs funds for the refitting of their ambulance. Evesham Volunteer Centre. Evesham Volunteer Centre plays an important role within the community offering a variety of direct services to those who live in the Vale such as a Car Scheme for those who are elderly for unable to access public transport last year the Schemes 50 volunteer drivers clocked up over 100,000 miles taking 10,000 clients to a variety of social and medically related appointments a Befriender Scheme, two luncheon clubs for the elderly, a Friendship Club and the Share and Learn Club for the Blind and Partially Sighted. The Centre also has a specially adapted vehicle for wheelchair users that is hired out to members of the public. As well as being an information point, the Centre also has a signposting function, helping to find volunteers for charitable and statutory organisations around the Vale-last year volunteers were found for 60 organisations who required help both directly and via the Helping Hands column in the local paper.  Mayor's Charities 2007/08 Roundabout Roundabout was project initiated by the Vale of Evesham Volunteer Centre in 1994. From humble beginnings, it has grown to an operation which involves more than two dozen volunteers, a large warehouse, and two vans. The charity collects good quality household furniture and other domestic items which are distributed to the less fortunate in the community. Roundabout provides another service to the community by offering placements for the unemployed, those recovering from illness or suffering from disabilities to acquire new skills and to rejoin a working environment. In 2004 the charity opened a shop at its Blackminster Warehouse which is open to the public and the income derived is used to help finance the operation. Mr Mayor was pleased to hand over a cheque in excess of £3,500 at the end of his first year of fundraising. St John Ambulance. St John Ambulance dates back over 900 years to Jerusalem. It's aim is simple: Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained aiders. St John Ambulance people care for those who need it, put the needs of others first, show commitment to those around them through the depth and range of their skills, welcome and value those who offer their talents and time for the service of others, work for and with the community, respect the trust placed on them, encourage and bring out the best in each other and deliver what they promise. Your local branch currently needs funds for the refitting of their ambulance. Mr Mayor was pleased to hand over a cheque in excess of £3,500 at the end of his first year of fundraising. Evesham Volunteer Centre. Evesham Volunteer Centre plays an important role within the community offering a variety of direct services to those who live in the Vale such as a Car Scheme for those who are elderly for unable to access public transport last year the Scheme 50 volunteer drivers clocked up over 100,000 miles taking 10,000 clients to a variety of social and medically related appointments Befriender Scheme, two luncheon clubs for the elderly, a Friendship Club and the Share and Learn Club for the Blind and Partially Sighted. The Centre also has a specially adapted vehicle for wheelchair users that is hired out to members of the public. As well as being an information point, the Centre also has a signposting function, helping to find volunteers for charitable and statutory organisations around the Vale-last year volunteers were found for 60 organisations who required help both directly and via the Helping Hands column in the local paper. Mr Mayor was pleased to hand over a cheque in excess of £3,500 at the end of his first year of fundraising. Mayor's Charities 2006/2007 The County Air Ambulance. The County Air Ambulance belongs to the people of the Midlands covering 8000 sq. miles and providing the emergency Air Service for 7.5 million people. Following any major accident, the following 60 minutes, is called The Golden Hour, and travelling at 140mph, this is the fastest way to arrive at a Specialist Trauma Centre, when the chances of survival are at their best. Only with the interest and support of the general public can the helicopters keep flying, providing the essential care that is available for everyone. Being totally reliant of Charity Funding, your generosity will ensure that The County Air Ambulance will be there for someone in dire need of the expertise of the splendid, dedicated Air-Medics. County Air Ambulance Website Vale of Evesham Volunteer Centre. Evesham Volunteer Centre celebrates it's 25th anniversary this year. Playing an important role within the community, it offers a variety of direct services to those who live in the Vale such as a Car Scheme for those who are elderly or unable to access public transport last year the Schemes 50 volunteer drivers clocked up over 100,000 miles taking 10,000 clients to a variety of social and medically related appointments a Befriender Scheme, two luncheon clubs for the elderly, a Friendship Club and the Share and Learn Club for the Blind and Partially Sighted. The Centre also has a specially adapted vehicle for wheelchair users that is hired out to members of the public. As well as being an information point, the Centre also has a signposting function, helping to find volunteers for charitable and statutory organisations around the Vale-last year volunteers were found for 60 organisations who required help both directly and via the Helping Hands column in the local paper.Mayor's Charities 2005/6</h3> <h6>Evesham Community Hospital</h6> <p>Seeks, through The League of Friends to provide additional facilities and comforts for patients, staff and visitors to the site. The Mayor (who is chairman of The Friends) hopes to be able to help finance the purchase of a Trinova Bed mattress and chair seating to help patients at risk of tissue breakdown. This equipment provides 24-hr. pressure area care and lessens the demands on nursing time. <a href="http://www.worcestershirehealth.nhs.uk/Hospitals_and_services/Hospitals/evesham_com_hospital.asp" target="_blank">Evesham Community Hospital Website. At the end of her Mayoral year, Cllr Mrs Frances Smith was delighted to hand over a cheque to this charity for ã6000 Evesham Sea Cadet Unit TS Explorer is a registered charity with little or no financial aid from the Government and has to raise its own funds to keep buildings and equipment in good order (ie boats on the water and a safe environment within its buildings) in order to provide good training for youngsters so that they grow up with a sense of responsibility, duty and discipline. The unit is hoping to replace its rather elderly mini-bus so that cadets may participate in training weekends, Navy Days and visit other Sea Cadet Units.. At the end of her Mayoral year, Cllr Mrs Frances Smith was delighted to hand over a cheque to this charity for £6000. The Acquired Brain Injury Centre at Evesham College Seeks to provide high quality training programmes for adults and children with acquired brain injury, promoting awareness of the education needs of those suffering from brain injury and works with other agencies to provide an integrated service of rehabilitation within the community for its students. A brain injured person may have problems with understanding, memory, concentration or communication and in response to the almost complete lack of community-based rehabilitation for those who suffered brain injury, the service was established at Evesham College in 1984 and is now supported by a 4-way partnership.The Acquired Brain Injury Centre Website. At the end of her Mayoral year, Cllr Mrs Frances Smith was delighted to hand over a cheque to this charity for £6000 Mayor's Charities 2004/2005 Disabled Afloat Riverboat Trust (DART) Is a charity run entirely run by volunteers and helps people with any sort of physical or mental disability, have time away from normal surroundings, in the peace and quiet of a boating environment. Bookings can be made for a few days, over a weekend or even longer depending on circumstances and carers can be included if necessary. As keen boaters ourselves Wendy and I know very well how this charity does a superb job in tirelessly helping others. The boat runs from Upton on Severn to Sharpness and Stratford Upon Avon. The DART boat can often be seen in Evesham, where it moors while taking on provisions and Passengers.For more information please contact Disabled Afloat Riverboats Trust. EVA Riverside Shopmobility Is a charity that came about because of sheer hard work and determination from the small group of dedicated people who started it. Based in a custom built building on top of the car park in the Riverside Shopping Centre, EVA Riverside Shopmobility have available all manner of specially produced vehicles to aid the Evesham shopper getting around the town. A small annual fee to join is all that is required and then a charge is made each time a hire is made. scheme is open to anyone who wants to ride rather than walk. Vehicles can even be booked for holidays!</body></html></p><p><br /></p>