Kelly's Charity Events support charities local to the areas we serve. We choose pro-active charities who are working hard within the community to raise funds to enable them to continue with the vital services they provide.
Challengers is a Guildford and Farnham based charity dedicated to helping disabled children and their families.
They have a dynamic hard working team which is constantly seeking to raise their profile within the community and encourage corporate involvement.
Kelly's Storage Charity Events have a close working relationship with Challengers and our events have raised hundreds of thousands for them.
For more information about Challengers, please visit their website: http://www.disability-challengers.org
Kelly's chosen charities
Oakleaf is the only mental health charity in Surrey working as a social enterprise to provide vocational training for those suffering from mental health issues.
We offer training in horticulture, upholstery, IT and print finishing, enabling people to acquire new skills and ultimately return to work. Alongside these we offer a range of Social Inclusion Activities that cater towards building confidence, physical health and wellbeing.
Through their placement at Oakleaf, our clients are able to gain up-to-date qualifications, practical experience and increase their confidence levels.
Oakleaf also operates as a social enterprise, selling high quality upholstery, gardening and print finishing and fulfilment services at competitive rates.
Our aim at Cranleigh RDA is to provide the opportunity to horse ride to children and adults with a wide spectrum of disability, for therapy, achievement and to have fun.
The benefits of horse riding to the rider can be physical, such as improved muscle tone and posture, balance, co-ordination and flexibility and strength. Other less tangible things like improved confidence and self esteem, improved communication or ability to relate to others can also result. At our stables,Casi's Farm, parents and carers see their children achieving and having fun and find for themselves a forum for support and useful exchange. Its all good! We operate with the help of a very large number of committed volunteers. We need to raise funds every year for the upkeep of our horses, stables and our site so that we can continue to offer our service.
For over 35 years Cherry Trees in East Clandon has provided home from home respite care for children and young people with severe learning and physical disabilities. All our children are vulnerable and need very special care. These children are best looked after at home but sometimes their families need a break. Cherry Trees offers professional care in a safe and loving environment, where every child is valued for who they are.
Watford Mencap is the voice of learning disability in South West Hertfordshire. At Watford Mencap we believe that people with a learning disability have the right to enjoy equal opportunities and be valued as members of society, enabling them to lead the life they want for themselves.
Watford Mencap is a local independent charity supporting people of all ages that have a lifelong learning disability such as Down’s or autism. We support over 800 people and their families across Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere. Our services make a real difference to local people & their families. As one father recently told us:
"Without the support of Watford Mencap in our community, children & families would struggle to cope and lead a normal happy life. Their time and compassion knows no boundaries and serve in bringing hope and solace to those blessed with disabled children."
George Abbot PTA
George Abbot School has a high academic reputation both within the county and nationally, with almost 2000 students enrolled currently.
The overall aim of the school is to promote excellence, personal achievement and the realisation of each student’s potential irrespective of gender, race or cultural background.
The PTA provides social occasions to meet other parents and also helps you find out what‘s going on, enabling you to become part of the school community and giving you the opportunity to have an input into decisions affecting the school. They also raise £20,000 a year to fund important extra resources to benefit the children.
The Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer service at the Royal Surrey provide local, age appropriate Cancer services and support to teenagers and young adults. The TYAC falls under the Royal Surrey Country Hospital Foundation Trust and was designated in January 2012 as a shared care teenage and young adult service for 16-24yr olds, now treating up to 29 year olds. Fundraising goes towards organising and facilitating peer support events and trips and buying age-appropirate resources for the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer unit. These additional services receive no NHS funding and are a lifeline to those local teenagers and young people being treated for cancer, providing fun experiences at an otherwise daunting time, and a great social network of support and friendship which is invaluable.