At Trethowans we get involved in helping charities in a number of ways, from participating in fund raising activities, hosting fund raising initiatives, supporting charitable events and making donations right through to our monthly dress down collection in aid of our nominated charities.

We currently support three specific charities that are local to our offices – The Joe Glover Trust, Naomi House and Chestnut Nursery. These charities provide invaluable support and services and we are proud to be associated with them.

The Joe Glover Trust

The Joe Glover Trust is a Hampshire based children’s cancer charity working with families and specialist children’s cancer units across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, West Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

The Trust was formed in 2007 following the death of eight-year-old Joe Glover to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

All children living in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex will receive treatment at the specialist children’s cancer unit, the Piam Brown ward, at Southampton General Hospital. They will also receive treatment at their local shared care hospital such as Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth or Basingstoke, Poole, Salisbury Hospitals.

When a child is diagnosed, many parents are forced to give up work or take unpaid leave to take care of their sick child but, of course, the mortgage, council tax and other household bills don’t go away. Whether it is helping with travel costs to hospital, helping with bills or sadly funeral costs, The Joe Glover Trust want to help ease the financial burden faced at this very difficult time.

The services provided include:

  • IT equipment at Southampton General Hospital
  • Parents room
  • iPad loan scheme
  • Days out programme

Visit the Joe Glover Trust website for further information about the work they do, forthcoming events and fundraising.

Naomi House

Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 280 life limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight. Our emphasis on innovation, clinical excellence and holistic care means we can care for children and young people with some of the most complex medical needs.

When a child or young person is diagnosed with a life-limiting condition Naomi House & Jacksplace becomes their home from home.

The Naomi House team takes the time to really get to know the family and fully understand their wishes. We offer them vital respite support, giving them the chance to recharge their batteries and regroup in a calm, fun and welcoming environment. In times of emergency Naomi House & Jacksplace is there, giving families the help they need through difficult times. And at the end of a child or young person's life, they pull out all the stops to give them a peaceful and dignified end, surrounded by family members.

Care services provided include:

  • Respite care
  • End of life and bereavement support
  • Emergency respite
  • Family support
  • Community support.

Visit the Naomi House website for further information about the work they do, forthcoming events and fundraising.

Chestnut Nursery

Chestnut Nursery is the second project of the registered charity the Sheltered Work Opportunities Project (SWOP)Chestnut Nursery is a project of SWOP (Sheltered Work Opportunities Project) which is a registered charity. Based in the centre of Poole, it provides voluntary work for adults with severe and enduring mental illness. The project aims to improve mental well being through the healing nature of horticulture.

Research shows that, in any one year 25% of the population experience a mental health problem. Many of these people want and need to fill their time constructively, but feel unable to cope with the stresses and pressures of open employment.  Sheltered work in a realistic but pressure free environment is a good way to promote recovery by boosting self-esteem and confidence, providing companionship and mutual support, and helps to dispel boredom and loneliness, and restore dignity. Chestnut Nursery currently provides over 60 work placements and aims to give the opportunity to learn or relearn basic work skills. 

The charity was set up to:

  • Address an identified need for meaningful occupation in a supportive and pressure-free environment, for adults with severe and enduring mental illness.
  • Endeavour to reduce stigma and discrimination by increasing public awareness of mental illness.

Visit the Chestnut Nursery website for further information about the work they do, forthcoming events and fundraising.