The Charities We Have Supported

Permanent Charity Partner

3 Pillars Feeding The Homeless are a permanent charity partner for Buckfest. Donations will focus on the assisting of rehoused homeless people ensuring that, having gained accommodation, they do not return to the streets.

2020/2021

HCCN provide opportunities for patients and families to meet in social settings and as part of this rent suitable rooms in local village halls and community centres. The donation to be provided by Buckfest will go towards this ambition of ensuring there are local meeting places for all Huntingdonshire Cancer patients and families.

2020/2021

In 2020 Buckfest assisted with equipment for a Sensory room which is available 24 hours per day as a quiet room to calm residents, or provide them with somewhere to listen to their choice of music whilst not disturbing other residents. The 2021 donation will go towards making the lives of staff and residents easier by replacing the intercom system.

2019

The donation will help fund the replacement outdoor play equipment which is desperately needed - previous equipment was installed in the 1990s and was condemned as it was too dangerous to be used. The new equipment is made primarily from recycled plastic bottles and is guaranteed for 25 years; it will be a lasting legacy for Buckfest.

2018

Malcolm Whales died of Bowel Cancer in 2008. He was a keen fitness fanatic undertaking long-distance walks. Following his death, his son Damien set up The Malcolm Whales Foundation to support sufferers of and families coping with cancer. They make donations primarily near Huntingdon but where a good cause is identified have donated further afield.

2017

Acorn Cancer Support offers help, support and advice to local cancer patients and their carers, as well as free relaxation therapies and social activities.

2017

Tommy's Wheels is a Buckden-based charity set up in 2016 with the aim of keeping local amputees moving.

2016

Little Miracles is a support group within St Neots and the surrounding areas for families who have children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions.

2016

The Elouise Keeling Asthma Trust was set up in memory of Elouise Keeling to fund asthma awareness sessions in schools and community groups.

2015

Magpas supports the Ambulance Service by providing the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance and a Magpas specialist medical team, despatched to cases of a life-threatening illness or major trauma within the East of England.

2014

East Anglia's Children's Hospices support families and provide care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

2013

The Woodlands Centre at Hinchingbrooke hospital provides outpatient treatments for cancer patients in Huntingdon and the surrounding areas.

2012

Magpas supports the Ambulance Service by providing the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance and a Magpas specialist medical team, despatched to cases of a life-threatening illness or major trauma within the East of England.