Eagle Radio's Charity of the Year
In 2017, Eagle Radio will be championing one local charity, making them our Charity of the Year.
We will be raising funds for the charity with events and fundraising activities throughout the year, giving them a platform to showcase the fantastic work they are doing through Eagle 360, offering web, radio, social and mobile exposure.
We will be shortlisting six deserving charities in Surrey and Hampshire, and then asking you to vote for the one that you think should be Eagle Radio’s Charity of the Year.
Scroll down to read about each of the shortlisted charities.
Voting closes on Friday 20th January
Have your say! Vote for who you think should be our Charity of the Year
Poll: Charity Of The Year
Have a read through of the following shortlisted charities, and help us decide which local charity will be our Charity of the Year.
Voting closes on Friday 20th January 2017.
|Change of Scene||27%||Vote!|
|Cruse Bereavement Care||5%||Vote!|
|East to West||23%||Vote!|
|Orchard Dementia Centre||20%||Vote!|
|The Vine Centre||12%||Vote!|
Poll is open from 16th January 2017 6:00am until 20th January 2017 11:59pm.
Change of Scene aims to make a life changing difference for disadvantaged children, aged 7 – 18 of Surrey/Hampshire, who display a wide range of complex social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties as a result of extreme challenges experienced in their early years, either through trauma, family breakdown, ill-health or special need such as autism.
Now in our 8th year, Change of Scene (with a proven success rate of 79% - a fact the Lead Inclusion Officer of Surrey has recognised as being “nothing short of amazing”) will see our 100th young person work with us, so please, please, please support our Eagle Radio bid to be their Charity of the Year and, by doing so, help up us assist the next 100 young people attain more personally promising futures and to become more positive contributors to society.
Surrey North Area Cruse Bereavement Care provides free advice, information and support to those struggling to cope with the effects of grief. We offer one-to-one support, we run groups and also have specialist services for children and young people. Last year our trained volunteers gave over 9,200 hours of their time to help and support those in need at a difficult time in their lives.
Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. We have a national helpline and local services, and a website and freephone helpline specifically for children and young people. Our services are provided by trained volunteers and are confidential and free. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.
east to west work across north Surrey and RBWM supporting children, young people and families as they seek to overcome the difficulties and challenges they are faced with. Based primarily in schools, our team of Relational Support workers, build relationships and provide 1:1 and group based support for those in need.
A Head Teacher at one of the schools we’re based in said, “east to west give us a fantastic opportunity to offer to all of our students a quiet space and person to listen to them. Students so often tell us that they aren’t listened to, and east to west provide the ear, but so often the solution with the child. They give the time and the space that no-one else has been able to give to that one individual.”
Last year east to west worked with over 1,400 children, young people and families helping them to see a brighter, more hope filled future.
The Orchard Dementia Centre provides a safe and stimulating environment for individuals living with Dementia. The centre encourages integration in the local community, encourages friendships, independence, laughter and much needed respite for families and carers.
Our staff at the centre are committed to providing stimulating and sensitive care that maintains the dignity of the clients. This is vitally important in times where Dementia is on the increase and similar services are being closed.
The Vine Centre exists to help change the lives of the most disadvantaged members of our community. Motivated by a profound desire to provide purposeful services to ease poverty, we provide daily care and offer a range of potentially life-changing opportunities to homeless and vulnerable adults, many of whom have complex multiple needs.
We offer 27 frontline services, delivered through our Journey Programme, addressing both the immediate physical and mental needs of our clients as well as a number of their longer term needs.
Your Sanctuary have worked tirelessly since 1977 supporting people in the community who experience domestic abuse. They are often the only source of emotional and practical help for victims who are so often left traumatised and isolated by their experiences.
Their 24 hour helpline, 2 refuges and community based services support all victims – men, women and children – enabling them to recover and move on to lives without fear, abuse and violence. As well as their direct work with victims they also raise awareness of the issue so that the whole community can work together to support victims and reduce domestic abuse.