CGA Charitable Foundation
The CGA Charitable Foundation sets out to make relatively modest but specific financial grants to carefully selected worthwhile causes which have been put forward by our members. These worthwhile causes tend to be of a small and ‘local nature’throughout the country.
We have, for example, given £500 worth of angling equipment to a fishing project for disadvantaged children, and a similar sum for the ongoing maintenance of an historic World War II torpedo boat. In 2010 we donated £1,500 towards the construction of a cricket ground with specific plans to involve the local community and schoolchildren.
The foundation owes is origins to the remarkable generosity of CGA members back in 2001, following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease which left many farmers and country folk in distress. Within two weeks of making an appeal to help those in need, CGA members had donated more than £45,000 for the cause.
Over the years the CGA Charitable Foundation has benefitted many good causes - suggested by our members - throughout the country. Here are some example of causes and organizations that have recieived grants in recent years.
- CHASE: £1,250 towards the ongoing work of a wonderful charity supporting children with life-threatening illnesses.
- Chalke Valley Cricket Ground Appeal: £1,500 for purchase of gang mowers for new ground delivering a sporting facility to five active villages
- St Mary's Church, Chediston: £500 for sponsorship of 'Old Time Farming Day'.
- Isabel Hospice, East Herefordshire: £800 to purchase a new syringe driver.
- St Chuthbert's Church, Bewcastle: £225 to install a Hearing Loop.
- Hadspen Village Hall: £1,500 to pay for facing the front of the hall with local stone.
- Derry Hill Scouts Group: £1,000 for some much-needed equipment.
- Brainwave: £695.75 for special seating for patients suffering brain damage.
- Wylye Parish Council: £1,044 to buy tables and chairs for the village hall.
- The Cherries: £850 for a specially adapted table at this childrens' home.
- Coombe St Nicholas playing fields: £1,254 for new benches.
- Second Chance: Angling equipment for disadvantaged children
- Blackwells Village Hall Club: £1,500 for two new windows.
- All Saints, Herodsfoot: £250 To fund a disabled access facility.
- MTB 102 Trust: £500 towards the upkeep of a rare WWII Motor Torpedo Boat.
- Dorothy House Hospice: £698 for a laptop for use by a nurse making home visits.
- St Mary's Church, Amport: £750 for new chairs.
- Prospect Hospice: £1,113.90 for new personal alarm systems for patients.