Charity Donations

In 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.

Choices 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.

They 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'.

The 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 they do!

Previous Nominated Charities
2018/19: Born Sleeping Appeal received £2,000
2017/18: Daisy Chain Benevolent Fund received £2,500
2016/17: Beast Cancer Haven received £2,600
2015/16: Herefordshire Prostate Cancer Screening Group received £3,250
2014/15:The Ely Memorial Fund received £3,000.
2013/14: Hereford Heartstart received £3,500.
2012/13: Herefordshire MS Therapy received £3,000
2011/12: Hereford Breathe Easy Group & Hereford Heartstart each received £1,600
2010/11: Open Gate S C & St. Michaels Hospice each received £1,750
2009/10: St. Michaels Hospice each received £3,000
2008/09: Little Princes Trust received £3,000
2007/08: ECHO (Extra CHOices) received £3,250
2006/07: Macmillan Renton Cancer Care Appeal received £3,500
2005/06: Barrs Court Hydrosense received £3,000