Charities

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 four specific charities that are local to our offices – Rainbow Trust, Salisbury Trust for the Homeless, Wooden Spoon and Julia's House . These charities provide invaluable support and services and we are proud to be associated with them.

Julia's House

Julia’s House is a Children's Hospice in Dorset and Wiltshire.  They are an award-winning children’s hospice charity dedicated to bringing comfort and care to families across the two counties.

Each family they support is unique and so is the care they provide. When a family finds out that their child has a very serious medical condition, which is life-limiting or life-threatening, their world falls apart. Julia’s House exists to help these children and their families.

They provide practical and emotional support, tailoring their care to the needs of each individual child and their family, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at our hospices. They take their care wherever it is needed throughout Dorset and Wiltshire.

The services provided include:

  • In the community
  • At the Hospice
  • Supporting the whole family
  • Bereavement
  • Campaigning
  • Mentoring

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

Salisbury Trust for the Homeless

Salisbury Trust for the Homeless provides a home for single adults who would otherwise have nowhere to live. They offer a safe supportive environment, shared housing with up to four people per house along with their own bedroom and use of communal facilities.

 

The services provided include:

  • Develop essential life skills
  • Identify and develop options for the future
  • Access education, training and employment
  • Access permanent housing
  • Return to independent living

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

Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support we offer.

Today there are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life limiting or life threatening condition who may require palliative care (University of Leeds, 2011). Many of these children and their families are able to cope or are not in a ‘crisis situation’. However, thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day to day basis.

They support families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness and are in the greatest need. Their Family Support Workers provide a life line to those families and children. They support the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents. They bring support and help to families who so desperately need it at home, in hospital and in the community. Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis.

Their support is hugely varied and depends on the needs of the family. Support may include all or some of the following:

The services provided include:

  • Families supported
  • Sibling support
  • Home support
  • Hospital support
  • Bereavement support

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

Wooden Spoon

Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. From sensory rooms, specialist playgrounds and sports activity areas to respite, medical and community care, we fund around 70 projects each year that support disadvantaged and disabled children. Since being founded in 1983, they've distributed in excess of £24 million, helping over 1 million young people.Through the power of rugby every child and young person, no matter what their background has access to the same opportunities. To positively transform the lives of children and young people with a disability or facing disadvantage across the UK and Ireland through the power of rugby.

The services provided include:

  • Positively transform the lives of children and young people with a disability or facing disadvantage across the UK and Ireland through the power of rugby.
  • They are inspired by their  rugby roots. Passion, Integrity, Teamwork and Fun drive everything they do.
  • Through the power of rugby every child and young person, no matter what their background has access to the same opportunities.

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