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From George 2018-03-05T18:11:55+00:00

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.


Allocation 26 – Barrow Playing Field / Pavilion – Leverage Funding £1,000

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 [...]


Allocation 25 – 2nd Tarporley Brownies – resources £188.00

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 [...]


Allocation 24 – F1 in Schools / Tarporley High School

George loved Motor Racing....and he loved his time at Tarporley High School (mostly!) 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 [...]


Allocation 23 – Tarporley Vics Junior Football Club Under 8s – Football Goals £200

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! football team can play without goals - (even jumpers don't work in the same way they used to!) - and knowing George's love of [...]


Allocation 22 – CHANCE Changing Lives – Furniture Collection and Delivery £100

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 [...]


Allocation 21 – Tarvin Christmas Festival Gazebos £960

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 [...]


Allocation 20 – Tiverton Junior Parkrun £200

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 [...]


Allocation 19 – CHANCE Changing Lives – Winter provisions £903.70

As a result of our allocation to  Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH) where we developed “care bags” for the rough sleepers of the Chester area, we were contacted by CHANCE Changing Lives - an organisation which provides a similar service in the Crewe area. We were surprised to discover that there are an equivalent number of such rough sleepers [...]


Allocation 18 – Lydia’s Lodge £TBC

Lydia' Lodge is a holiday home in Porthmadog created for families who have children with life limiting illnesses - whether to facilitate a holiday with the sick child, or to benefit bereaved families. The holiday home was bought in memory of Jacqueline Wilson's daughter Lydia who passed away age 6 from a very rare brain tumour after [...]


Allocation 17 – Kelsall Pre-School & Klub £150

Kelsall Pre-School has been in existence since 1973, and in its current building since 1998. The staff and committee work hard to generate funds to add the "nice to haves" to the facilities they offer. Our allocation to them is towards a new welly rack, a water butt, and a rope swing....the Foundation trustees all commented that [...]