The captains have chosen 2 local charities to support:-
Taplow is a Roads Policing/Traffic Base of Thames Valley Police, from where officers deal with some of the fatal road collisions that tragically occur in the Thames Valley Police area.
In 1998 officers at the base held a Christmas raffle and, whilst trying to establish which cause to donate the proceeds to, a couple of officers suggested that perhaps the money could be used to do something for the many children who were bereaved as a result of the fatal collisions they had dealt with. Thus the foundation for the trust was set.
Thames Hospice is the local charity providing expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. A vital part of our work is also supporting their loved ones.
We care for the physical, social and psychological needs of our patients, not just the condition. Our highly skilled medical team works with the patient, their family and carers, to develop a complete programme of care tailored to their individual needs.
Our services include therapy, nursing and medical care, as well as practical and emotional support in our Hospice in Windsor and in patients' homes.
It costs more than £7million every year to keep our Hospice running. We rely on 80% of our income from charitable donations, which enables us to provide our services free of charge, 365 days a year, to the people who need us.