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 two specific charities that are local to our offices – the Joe Glover Trust and Tedworth House. Both provide invaluable support and services and we are proud to be associated with them.
The Joe Glover Trust
Maxine Glover helped set up the Joe Glover Trust in memory of her eight-year-old son Joe who died of cancer in August 2006. 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, East and 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. It is run by parents who have first hand experience of these life changing events.
The Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of the lives of children and their families affected by cancer. Because they are a small charity they can react quickly to provide direct help to families when they most need it. Whether it is helping with transport costs to and from hospital appointments, assisting with childcare costs, providing a much needed holiday during a child’s last months, or buying a concert ticket so a child can see their favourite band, we want to make a positive contribution to their lives and, if we can, introduce some fun and laughter along the way.
A major initiative has been the launch of the IT suite at the children’s cancer unit on the Piam Brown Ward at Southampton General Hospital where the Trust has equipped every bed with its own television, wireless keypad, laptop and Xbox. This has been so well received by children and parents alike that they are now rolling this out to the Children’s Day Ward.
Visit the Joe Glover Trust's website for further information about the work they do, forthcoming events and fundraising.
Tedworth House is one of four Recovery Centres run by Help for Heroes which form part of the Defence Recovery Capability.
Based in the garrison town of Tidworth in Wiltshire, Tedworth House supports key parts of the recovery process by providing 360 degree holistic care to our wounded. Both residential and day visits are available at the centre.
Whilst at Tedworth House, those who have suffered life changing injuries and illnesses can take part in holistic life skills courses and learn activities that will help them back out doing what they enjoy most.
The new skills and adaptive hobbies that residents learn are designed to act as a ‘launch-pad to life’. Tedworth House is a place to return to for life time support.’
To find out more about Tedworth House visit the Help for Heroes website.