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New build supporters

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the following individuals, trusts, companies and community groups who have donated or pledged funds towards the new build. Without your support we would not be able to make our dream of serving the community for the future a reality.

Founding Lifetime Patrons

The Edward Gostling Foundation

Roger Watkins

Founding Patrons

Brian Bence

The David Brownlow Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation

The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust

Thames Valley Hospice Charitable Trust

The Stevenson Family's Charitable Trust

Pamela Stuart

Clair Waterbury

The Wolfson Foundation

The Shanly Foundation

Lord Ranger CBE and Lady Ranger, in memory of Mrs Harbans Kaur

Richard and Mary Simmonds

Jason & Penelope Bevan

St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation

Founding Benefactors

Baldwin's Bridge Trust

Graham & Joanna Barker

Peter & Ghislaine Kane

Morrison's Foundation

Philip & Irene Courtenay-Luck

Neil & Julie Record, in memory of Miss Patricia Burstall

Wooden Spoon Society

The Bradbury Foundation

MCKS Charitable Foundation UK

The February Foundation

Buckinghamshire Provincial Grand Lodge

Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Berkshire Masonic Charity

Susie Orchard

Dr Keith and Fiona Thomson

Veolia Environmental Trust

King / Cullimore Charitable Trust

Grundon Waste Management

Heathrow Community Trust's Environment and Sustainability

Sir Francis Brooke

The Cave Foundation

Middlesex Freemasons (Middlesex Province Relief Fund)

Phyllis Court Club

Founding Champions

Julie & Paul Cook

Terence & Valerie Pike

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Stuart Tarrant

Jon Barber

The Ascot Fire Brigade Trust

The Privy Purse Charitable Trust

Magdy Saad

The Hobson Charity

The Bestway Foundation

Redwood Technologies Group & Content Guru

Henry & Sheena Lumley

Marron Civil Engineering Limited

Dr Jim O'Donnell

Lawrence Balfe

John Cochrane

Jeannetta Peters

Winter Hill Golf Club

Gilbey's Restaurants

John Lewis & Partners High Wycombe

Smile from Hatti

Founding Pioneers

Malcolm & Lyntina Brown

Richmond-Dodd

Marilyn Dwyer

Ian Dawson

Anita Dobson Fan Club

Laurie Holloway

Lions Club of Wokingham

Chris & Christine Proctor

Waterside Inn

Iris Brown, in memory of Peter Brown

Mike Clare

Raj Kapur

The Swire Charitable Trust

Wendy & Richard Seaman

Thames Water

Sir Peter Bonfield CBE and Lady Josephine Bonfield

Dominic Grieve

Tim O'Donovan

Media Insurance Brokers Limited

Gillian & Peter Read

Ken and Penny Watson

Allchurches Trust

Thames Hospice Trustees

We would like to thank all the trustees of Thames Hospice who have also donated towards the Capital Appeal.

For further information on how to become a Founding Donor, please contact sarah.bissell@thameshospice.org.uk or call 01753 842121 and ask to speak with the Major Gifts Team.

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The Edward Gostling Foundation

“The Edward Gostling Foundation is a grant making charity based in Windsor and we partner with several operational charities nationally, providing funding towards projects that will improve the quality of life for people with a disability or long-term illness. Large grants are an exception but every now and again we come across a project that if implemented will bring about transformational change to individuals in need, their families and carers. This year we are delighted to have found just such a project on our own doorstep and are proud to have become a Founding Lifetime Patron of Thames Hospice as they seek to fundraise for the £6M needed to build their new hospice in Bray, serving the communities of Berkshire and South Bucks.

Our grant of £500,000 will fund the build and fit out cost of the Education and Learning Centre. This new centre is a vital part of the Hospice and will provide palliative and end of life care training opportunities for healthcare professionals across the UK helping them to expand their knowledge, competency and proficiency. Both the The Edward Gostling Foundation and Thames Hospice have a vision that all people living with a life limiting illness and their loved ones will be treated with dignity and have access to the best palliative end of life care possible. The new The Edward Gostling Foundation Education Centre will help bring this vision closer to reality.”

Brian Bence

"Following the sudden and unexpected death of my wife in March 2018 it was necessary to revise my Will. Someone (unconnected with the hospice) queried whether I had considered making a significant charitable donation during my lifetime rather than leaving it until after my death. This was a trigger to a change in my thinking and I am very pleased to have been able to contribute to the new building and as a result to be more involved with its progress. This has reconnected me with the hospice after a gap of several years ago. I hope this thought might inspire others to do the same."

The David Brownlow Foundation

"David Brownlow first supported Thames Hospice in the late 1990s, and is delighted his charitable foundation is contributing to the new build. The much-needed expansion of this vital service is clear to see, and the trustees of the David Brownlow Charitable Foundation are pleased to help Thames Hospice meet the ongoing care needs of our community."

The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust

“The Louis Baylis Trust has made regular small grants to Thames Hospice over a number of years and, when we became aware of their plans for relocation and expansion, we invited their chief executive and management team to make a presentation to the Trustees. We were impressed, not only with the new building plan, but also the management resource available to put it into effect.

We followed this up with a visit to the existing hospice in Windsor.All the Trustees, without exception, were impressed with the caring nature of the organisation and the enormous breadth of facilities and support they offer to those who have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses.This extends, not just to the individuals concerned, but also to their families and covers the often extended period of support required during the years that can lead up to final admission.This assistance can be rendered, not only at the hospice itself, but also through visits and care at the patient’s own home.After being made aware of how important physical exercise can be for the hospice’s users the Trustees chose to cover the cost of the new Physiotherapy/Gym unit at the new site at Bray.”

The Stevenson Family's Charitable Trust

“Since 1987 Thames Hospice has provided some of the most successful and well-loved services to the Thames Valley community. Such has been its success that enlarged facilities are now needed. The Trustees are delighted to be able to support the Hospice at this important stage of its development and would encourage others to do likewise.”

The Wolfson Foundation

“The Wolfson Foundation is delighted to be supporting Thames Hospice in establishing a new hospice at Bray Lake. As demand for palliative care increases and needs change, we share Thames Hospice’s commitment to increased access to services in an environment designed to serve both patients and their families. The new facility recognises Thames Hospice’s role in an integrated healthcare system, delivering training to medical professionals and community partners that promote quality palliative care across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire."

The Shanly Foundation

“We’re delighted that, in our 50th year, we were able to give our largest donation ever given by the Shanly Foundation to Thames Hospice. We have been in discussions with the hospice team for a considerable time regarding their plans for the new hospice and we are thrilled that the monies will be used to pay for an essential Day Therapy Suite.”

Lord Ranger CBE and Lady Ranger, in memory of Mrs Harbans Kaur

"The donation is dedicated to Lord Ranger's mother, Mrs Harbans Kaur. Lord Ranger CBE, along with his seven siblings, was brought up by a remarkable mother who became a widow and refugee at the young age of 35 due to the division of India. She was the epitome of courage who believed in never giving up. She worked as a teacher and brought her children up through immense difficulties as a single mother."

Jason & Penelope Bevan

"Thames Hospice is part of our family and the vital work it delivers with such love and commitment could not be closer to our hearts. The new Paul Bevan Centre has evolved from humble beginnings almost 40 years ago, but the reasons for its creation remain just as relevant today. To many of its patients and families, Thames Hospice is their rock. With the new hospice and the Paul Bevan Centre within, patients can now benefit from a seamless transition to get the support, advice, care and understanding when they need it, either in the hospice or at home.”

St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation

"The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation were delighted that they were able to partner with Thames Hospice to provide funding towards the costs of three family breakout rooms as part of their new hospice build project. We look forward to seeing the completion of the new facilities at Thames Hospice, knowing the impact it will have on the children and families who rely on Thames Hospice for so much in their lives."

Graham & Joanna Barker

"Joanna and I have long supported the Hospice movement and we are hugely impressed with the dynamism and vision of the Thames Hospice. During my year as High Sheriff of Berkshire I was delighted to support the Thames Hospice; two of my themes for the year were community and compassion and I believe the Thames Hospice is firmly part of these themes now and into the future. We are proud to support the Thames Hospice and its exciting new building at Bray Lake which will be at the centre of our community."

Philip & Irene Courtenay-Luck

“Myself and my team have raised funds for Thames Hospice to initially assist with the building of Pine Lodge, then to assist in sustaining its annual operational income needs and now for its new Bray Lake building. This is in support of the Hospice and the wonderful staff and helpers who work tirelessly in making patients and visitors alike so welcome and comfortable plus giving people in their hour of need the dignity you regrettably cannot find in a normal hospital ward. Due to the fact that the government only supply funding at below 50% of total need, it is important that fundraising groups such as ours do continue to make up the balance if the hospice movement is to continue to survive. The hospice movement is an essential backup to the NHS and requires support to continue to prosper and provide unrivaled end-of-life care”.