We are so proud to be supporting Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service which provides a dedicated service for all children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition in Berkshire and beyond. However we don’t stop there! We are also proud to be supporting One Can Trust, a foodbank based in High Wycombe who collects over £200,000 worth of food every year from the South Buckinghamshire community. The food is sorted, stored and put into food parcels to feed 30,000+ adults and children in need.
The Story behind Alexander Devine
Meet Alexander, the inspiration behind Alexander Devine. It’s a story of an ordinary family who were blessed with an extraordinary little boy. The journey that was to change their lives began in November 2001 when their precious little boy was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just four years of age. Life was never the
Alexander endured four and a half years of operations, treatments and therapy and sadly died at the age of eight.
Through the families experience and much research, it was clear that Berkshire needed its own children’s hospice. So they began the next chapter in their journey, the realisation of Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.
Alexander has left them as a family, and those that work at Alexander Devine, a beautiful legacy. They meet the most incredible children, families, supporters, donors and volunteers. Each of them has a different story and each valued and important.
How One Can Trust Was Born
Since 2011, One Can Trust has operated a foodbank based in High Wycombe, serving the town and South Buckinghamshire.
Growing quickly to address a growing crisis of food poverty they collect over £200,000 worth of food every year from all over the community.
They sort it, store it and create food parcels that have fed well over 30,000 adults and children. They partner with almost 100 front line agencies who refer people to them for food aid.
They have scores of collection points and have worked with schools, churches, community groups, supermarkets and businesses of all sorts as well as the core of approximately 120 volunteers. From their store, they are able to pack and send out approximately 400 parcels a month.
Food aid reaches people through their network of food pick up centres, via their team of deliverers and through partners who have referred their clients.
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