1 February 2018

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The CAG is delighted to announce that in 2017 £35,000 was raised for Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice.

The figure far surpasses the funds raised in previous years - £31,000 in 2016 and £29,500 in 2015 - and Diana Pearman, Chair of the CAG said, “Success breeds success. We have raised the profile of our efforts on behalf of Phyllis Court, which means more members have joined our group, thereby raising more money for these very worthy charitable causes. My special thanks to everyone at Phyllis Court and within the CAG for everything they do and for all their support”. 

At the AGM and cheque presentation, representatives from both charities were delighted with the kind donations. Ruth Dunkin from Thames Valley Air Ambulance gratefully thanked Club members and the CAG for their generosity and explained that the funds will “assist greatly in the lifesaving work that (TVAA) carry out in the area.” Fiona Devine from the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice thanked the CAG for raising “an amazing amount of money” and explained that the donation will be used “towards the opening of the new day-care centre”. 

After the presentation, the CAG was pleased to reveal that the chosen charities for 2018 are Riverside Counselling Service, Thames Valley Adventure Playground and Carers Bucks. 

Riverside Counselling Service is a charity that provides affordable counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people who live in Henley-on-Thames and the surrounding areas. 

Thames Valley Adventure Playground provides a chance for children and adults with all types of special need to play. There are accessible roundabouts and swings as well as elevated walkways and multi-sensory rooms.

Carers Bucks support the wellbeing of unpaid, family carers of all ages in Buckinghamshire including young carers, parents of children with a disability, older carers, carers from the black and minority ethnic community and those looking after someone with a mental health condition.

The event was concluded with Prosecco and delighful musical entertainment performed by Henley Music School.



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