Whiteley Homes Trust – Christmas Appeal
For over a hundred years our charity The Whiteley Homes Trust (WHT) at Whiteley Village has been supporting and caring for some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable older people across Surrey.
Our main source of income from our fund-raising events and venues has ceased, and our costs have surged. We are currently facing financial and practical challenges on a scale none of us have ever experienced before due to the current pandemic.
Most of our c.450 residents have extremely limited resources, and many have no family close by – or at all – and so for some, we are their family.
This Christmas your donation could make a real difference to our retired community.
On their behalf, I am asking for your support at this desperate time:
£10.00 – Send an e-card, text or make a Happy Christmas phone call this year and donate what you save on cards & stamps.
Your donation will ensure our residents receive regular contact with our support workers to prevent loneliness and a decline in mental health.
£20.00 – Is your office Christmas party on Zoom this year?
Donate the cost of your lunch or dinner to help enable us to continue to provide our much needed Village Store and Take Away Meal service to our vulnerable residents during the festive period.
£40.00 – With theatres sadly remaining closed, have you had to cancel your annual pantomime trip?
The cost of your ticket will contribute towards enabling the WHT to continue to fulfil the wishes of its founder William Whiteley of providing homes and care to the aged poor for another 100 years.
(Other amount : available on payment page)
So please give whatever you can – it will not only help us continue supporting and protecting our residents this Christmas but will also help protect the future of our Trust and the precious legacy of our Founder William Whiteley, who shared our belief that everyone, irrespective of means, deserves a safe and comfortable home.
To find out more about the Whiteley Homes Trust and our work, please visit our website https://whiteleyvillage.org.uk/
Rachel Hill, CEO
The Whiteley Homes Trust
“I have thoroughly enjoy my time helping at Whiteley Village and have met some wonderful people along the way whilst acquiring some new skills which has been an added bonus. All of the volunteers along with the staff really do have hearts of gold and will try to help everyone as best they can. It has been my pleasure to help and give back to the community during a very difficult time. Whiteley Village truly is a hidden gem to those of retirement age and in need.”
James, Clubhouse Volunteer.