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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 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 £500

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 [...]


Allocation 16 – Tarporley Karting Team £1,587

George was a member of Tarporley Karting Team from 2006 and, when his racing career ended he enjoyed going along to race meetings and mentoring and mechanicing for younger team members. The team are desperately in need of new racesuits and helmets for younger drivers and this allocation will allow them to purchase 5 suits and 5 [...]


Allocation 15 – Tarvin Blues Training Tops £281

Tarvin Athletic has been in existence for a number of years, and about 15 years ago George was a member of one of the teams. The Unders 8s were looking for a sponsor for their training tops, and we are more than happy to help! The picture shown is of their match kit purchased by the parents [...]


Allocation 14 – Tarvin Primary School – Multi Use Games Area goals £1,100

Over the summer of 2018 Tarvin Primary School has been a hive of activity as various contractors have been working to put the new Multi Use Games Area in place. As a former student of Tarvin, and a regular player of all games and sports, we know that George would have really appreciated the "carpeted" area. We [...]


Allocation 13 – Chester Aid to the Homeless £1800 “Care Bags”

One of The George Heath Foundation's aims is to promote social inclusion and relief of the needs of those people who are socially excluded as a result of being a member of a socially or economically deprived community. The trustees of The Foundation have been working with the staff and volunteers of Chester Aid to the Homeless [...]