THE GREENAWAY FOUNDATION
We firmly believe in trying to help our local community wherever possible. Every year we raise thousands of pounds for charities including The British Heart Foundation, Help The Heroes and The Aldingbourne Trust.
We also fundraise as well as donate 10% of all company profits to The Greenaway Foundation, which provides financially challenged families with adhoc help who ‘fly under the radar of getting formal help’. Families are usually brought to our attention through local schools, council bodies and other charities. We will do everything we can to help, which can be from buying school uniforms, providing food or travel amongst other things. However, when we are made aware of a problem we will try our best to help.
A big focus of what we do to help families is at Christmas. We source, pack and deliver all the ingredients to families to cook a healthy two course Christmas dinner. Children from the nominated families are then encouraged to make a wish for a Christmas present via our ‘wishing trees’ and we will do all we can to either sponsor it or find a sponsor to make the wish come true. For Christmas 2018 we delivered Christmas Dinners to 247 families and made 302 children very happy by delivering a present that they wished for. We were also very grateful to MP Henry Smith and TV comedian Romesh Ranganathan for coming along to help.
In November 2018 The Greenaway Foundation was shortlisted for an award at the National Negotiator Awards and in March 2019 was recognised by the Crawley Community Awards or the charity work carried out. We are delighted to say we won an award at this event for ‘Best Charity’.
It is our ambition for Christmas 2019 to deliver 500 Christmas meals and make 1000 children’s wishes come true. If you know of a family in the area with a genuine need for help please contact us with their details (please make sure you have told them you are passing their information on prior to doing so) or to gain further information. Also if you would like to get involved with any of the Foundations work in the community please do not hesitate to contact Darren Greenaway.
We encourage anyone in our community to help and to ‘do good in the world until there is enough good in the world‘.
The Greenaway Foundation is currently applying to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (ICO).