1962 the Hereford Times donated a Charity Challenge
Cup to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the League, since
then skittlers have been very generous in their support
and a vast amount has been raised for local charities.
Over the past fourteen years a total of £38,950
has been donated.
This seasons nominated
charity is the Choices Foundation C.I.C.
Foundation C.I.C. is a small local community interest
company formed specifically to support vulnerable
adults into work and work related experiences within
our local community of Herefordshire. They are experienced
providers of this service with over 20 years working
within the care fields. Their
ambition, with the help of their workers and Volunteers,
is to produce quality garden and leisure furniture
as well as craft items. They teach all the processes
of design, manufacture and final sales through their
own retail outlet within the city of Hereford. Over
80% of their materials come from re-cycling and up-cycling.
are supported by local timber merchants, builders
and the general public who donate timber and other
products that would normally go to landfill. They
refurbish and repair older furniture also as part
of their up-cycling project using any pieces of scrap
or un-loved furniture.
They have their own retail outlet, located in Maylords
Orchards Shopping Centre, to promote the work they
do. All of their products are sold to the general
public by their very own special sales team named
'Hand Made in Hereford' and the trading arm of the
charity they support is known as 'Widemarsh Ventures'.
ethos of their company is to support vulnerable adults
to become valued members of the community that they
all live in and to give them self-worth, confidence
and skills to challenge the world. Their are commissioned
by many schools and other care organisations to produce
benches, summer houses and other Organisations that
enhance the lives of profoundly disabled people.
They have free taster days for all respective workers
and hold open days, so you could pop in and see what
Born Sleeping Appeal received £2,000
Daisy Chain Benevolent Fund received £2,500
Beast Cancer Haven received £2,600
Herefordshire Prostate Cancer Screening Group received
Ely Memorial Fund received £3,000.
Hereford Heartstart received £3,500.
Herefordshire MS Therapy received £3,000
Hereford Breathe Easy Group & Hereford
each received £1,600
Open Gate S C & St. Michaels Hospice each received
St. Michaels Hospice each received £3,000
Little Princes Trust received £3,000
ECHO (Extra CHOices) received £3,250
Macmillan Renton Cancer Care Appeal received £3,500
Barrs Court Hydrosense received £3,000