We worked very hard over the summer months of 2016 to establish the charity formally and complete the processes required by the Charity Commission. We were very conscious that until we received their approval we shouldn’t begin to allocate the funds that we had generated.
Our formal recognition was received on 10th October 2016, and shortly after we made our first allocation of funds. Listed below are the projects that have received funding so far.
The Tarvin Blues Under 11s were looking for a co-"sponsor" for their new kit and the trustees of The George Heath Foundation were happy to help. We are just waiting for pictures of the kids in their new kit - but in the meantime, maybe it will look something like this!
Tarvin man, Dan Edwards, a multiple SuperKart Grand Prix winner was seriously injured racing his super kart in 2017 at Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Dan, a former British number one, suffered damage to both his legs as well as a broken wrist. Dan was suffering from compartment syndrome in his right leg (when there’s a large amount of pressure on [...]
Allocation 28 – Chester Aid to the Homeless (in conjunction with Childer Thornton Primary School) £1,000 to match the CTPS £1,000
One of our trustees, Chloe, has been teaching her class at Childer Thornton Primary School about refugees and homelessness and the children wanted to know all about the "Care Bags" that we provided to Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH) last year. Robbie and Gaynor visited the school in January and met the class and, since then, Year [...]
A project is ongoing in our neighbouring village to Regenerate the Pavilion on Barrow Playing Field and include a Community Shop. The maintenance of the playing field and buildings is an ongoing financial liability for the owners, Barrow Parish Council and this project will convert it into a viable financial and community asset. It will remove a potentially unsafe pavilion [...]
We were approached by the 2nd Tarporley Brownies as they were short of Level 3 meeting resources and also Badge Books for each of the girls (22 of them!). As the Brownie programme aims through fun, friendship, challenge and adventure to: empower girls to find their voice, inspire them to discover the best in themselves and make a positive [...]
George loved Motor Racing....and he loved his time at Tarporley High School (mostly!)....so a project that puts the two in the same sentence is definitely going to have the backing of The George Heath Foundation. The intention, to start with, is build the vehicles and use gravity to power them down a tilted track and compete 'in [...]
We have previously provided assistance to the boys from this football team in their previous guise as Tarvin Blues....but late last year they became Tarporley Vics JFC....but they didn't have any goals! Now...no football team can play without goals - (even jumpers don't work in the same way they used to!) - and knowing George's love of [...]
We have previously donated thermal items and sleeping bags to one of the homelessness charities "Chance Changing Lives" (see Allocation 19). By coincidence, we dropped off items that had been donated to the GHF on Thursday 3rd January in response to our appeal just before Christmas for warm clothing — and while we there, Natasha Maroni, the [...]
Each year in Tarvin the Christmas Festival is held and is a wonderful way of bringing our community together. In 2018, as the event got closer, the organising committee approached the George Heath Foundation to see if we could assist with the purchase of two gazebos and an event tent which would allow the Festival to become more stable financially, as it [...]
Junior parkrun is a series of 2k events for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the UK and are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. Registered parkrunners do not need to register separately for the junior events. However, if you are [...]