The Greenham Gift 2008
The winner of the Greenham Gift 2008, voted for by the audience at the Corn Exchange evening on 19th June, was the Care Three Project.
The Care Three Project is a joint project partnership of Newbury Crossroads, Princess Royal Trust and the West Berkshire Alzheimers Society, aiming to enhance the lives of socially excluded carers and their families allowing an improvement to their health and well being.
The three partnership organisations will work together and provide a vehicle, driver and transport co-ordination to enable carers and their cared for to improve their health and well being in the rural areas of West Berkshire.
Many carers and their families do not have access to normal or disabled transport that would enable them to have holidays, go on outings or attend the variety of activities that Newbury Crossroads, Princess Royal Trust and West Berkshire Alzheimers Society offer.
The grant will enable the partnership to acquire the vehicle and take carers and their families on holiday to the Crossroads Holiday Home, attend Singing for the Brain, Walking for the Brain events, be present at carers' conferences, support groups, coffee mornings and social activities such as Newbury Races, picnic afternoons, carers week events.
Currently the three organizations organise their own, separate travel arrangements and the funding of this project will cut down on unnecessary duplication.
Jane Taylor of Newbury Crossroads for Carers commented: “Our application to the Greenham Gift will allow the funding an efficient and cost-effective partnership project. A partnership approach to the running of a mini-bus will enable it to be used on a frequent basis and will ensure that, as a community resource, it will be used to its maximum potential.”
Four other projects were each awarded £8,000 as runners up:
Newbury & Thatcham Hospital Building Trust
Wessex Children's Hospice Trust (Naomi House)
West Berkshire Mencap
Shaw cum Donnington Village Hall