As we celebrate the start of summer and easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Heart of Bucks is excited to launch their ‘Love Bucks’ campaign, which is all about helping those in our local community who have been most affected by the pandemic.
Charities and community groups across Buckinghamshire do so much for our communities – they are often the lifeblood our society. The ‘Love Bucks’ campaign will help these local not-for-profit groups to continue transforming lives in our county.
George Anson, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire said:
“The Love Bucks campaign will help Buckinghamshire communities get the support they need to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a tough time for all of us and this is the perfect opportunity to show that you Love Bucks. Please help transform your local communities and the lives of those who need your support the most.”
As the community foundation for Buckinghamshire, Heart of Bucks know the challenges faced in our towns and villages but also how generous and giving people throughout our county are. Donations to ‘Love Bucks’ will make a difference in a variety of ways, such as:
- £12 could enable one child with special needs and living in poor socio-economic conditions to go and watch a theatre performance.
- £50 could cover the cost of hiring a hall, enabling an isolated group to meet up and socialise.
- £100 could pay for a tablet to connect an elderly person in a care home with their relatives.
- £250 could provide a wheelchair-friendly picnic table for a community meeting space
If you love Bucks, why not give something back to Buckinghamshire today and make a donation? If you are a taxpayer, you can also Gift Aid your donation and instantly increase the value by 25%.
Henry Allmand, Chief Executive at Heart of Bucks said:
“This fundraising campaign provides the perfect opportunity for those who ‘Love Bucks’ to give something back – and for their donation to stay 100% local. Any donation, whatever its size, will help make a difference to our local communities as they recover from the pandemic.”
Heart of Bucks gave away £1.5m in charitable grants during 2020/21 and funded a range of different projects. From ‘fun on the farm’ sessions for disadvantaged children and adults, to converting an unused and overgrown area of land into a woodland walk. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a big toll on our communities and we need to do more to help.
You can also donate by sending a cheque made payable to ‘Heart of Bucks’ to: Heart of Bucks ‘Love Bucks’, Sunley House (4th floor), Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8FQ.