In the community
Carrington West is proud to take an active role in the community. Our official charity partners are the Tom Prince Cancer Trust and the Café Project. Our partners are locally based in Hampshire and we hope that our support and partnership in the years to come can help both organisations to achieve their goals.
The Cafe Project
The Café Project is a charitable trust providing support, training and employment opportunities to people with learning disabilities through its community café and Circles Friday Club.
The Café Dome – is our Community Café located in Brighton Hill, Basingstoke, Hampshire. We are open to the general public and provide delicious food for everyone. www.thecafeproject.co.uk
Circles Club – A social club for the LD Community that launched in January 2015. Meets every Friday (except Bank Holidays) at the Café Dome.
Our Aim – Through our training facility and club we hope to improve the confidence and skills of all of our students and members. It is our intention to find a volunteer position or employment within the community for the Café Dome students.
Tom Prince Cancer Trust
The Tom Prince Cancer Trust was established in 2004. It was set up in memory of Tom; a lively and loving young lad. He was kind, funny and always had a smile on his face. Tom fought his illness bravely but sadly passed away the day before his 16th birthday. It was Tom’s strength and endurance which inspired his family to set up a charity in his name.
The Tom Prince Cancer Trust is fundraising for research into the bone cancer, Osteosarcoma. The Trust aims to raise £1million to fund a substantial research project, to further our understanding of this disease and to improve treatment for patients.
Osteosarcoma is the most common type of primary bone cancer. It can affect people of all ages but is mostly found in older children, teenagers and young adults. Although Osteosarcoma does not affect huge numbers of people each year, because it is mainly found in children and young people the effect for families is devastating. Because it is a rarer cancer it can be difficult for doctors to identify; it is often misdiagnosed and only correctly identified late on. Research into this type of cancer is underfunded and the Tom Prince Cancer Trust is pushing for improvements.
“Many thanks to Carrington West for supporting the Tom Prince Cancer Trust. Your support will help us to reach our fund-raising goal and will spread the name of the Trust to a whole new audience. As a small, family run charity we rely on individuals taking the initiative to get involved and your support and enthusiasm is much appreciated.”
Tom Prince Cancer Trust
For further information or to make a donation please visit www.tomprince.co.uk.