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Charity Work

Donna is delighted to be involved with a number of charities which are important to her; supporting maternal and neonatal wellbeing, social inclusion and excellence in end of life care at home. Below is a summary of both up and coming and previous events she has actively participated in.

March 2020

Chichester charity’s website launches with £2000 donation

The Four Streets Project has launched its new website. The website launch kickstarted with a donation from Chichester City Council of £2,000.00. Winter survival kits were purchased using £1,800.00 of the donation and the remainder was  added to other donations to buy 19 homeless people new boots.

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MAMA Academy

MAMA Academy was set up in 2012 to help more babies arrive safely, as the UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates in the developed world. MAMA Academy is positive about pregnancy and committed to raising awareness of what can be done to help save babies’ lives. Donna is delighted to be a trustee for MAMA Academy.

Portsmouth High School

The annual Ockenden Award for Charitable Endeavour at the junior school of Portsmouth High School for Girls is announced each summer. The winner is a student who was judged to have made the most effort to support charitable causes in their time at the school. Donna makes a donation to the charity of the pupil’s choice and gives a small gift to the winner in recognition of their hard work along with a beautiful 1930’s antique cup.

The Prebendal School Chichester

Donna is delighted to work in partnership with teachers at the school to present ‘The Ockenden Award for Charitable Endeavour’. The award is in its sixth year and rewards and supports the efforts of Year 8 pupils. The winner is a student who is judged to have made the most effort to support charitable causes in their time at the school. Donna provides a donation to the charity of the pupil’s choice and a small gift to the winner in recognition of their hard work along with the stunning 1930’s antique cup.

Grandand’s Front Room

Donna Ockenden and the Four Streets Project are now working with Grandad’s Front Room CIC (Community Interest Company) in Bognor Regis. Grandad’s Front Room was set up in 2016 and they have spent the last three years working to help tackle numerous social issues in the Bognor Regis area. The not for profit charity operates with the sole intention of helping others who need help, for free.

https://grandadsfrontroom.weebly.com/

 

Patron of Historic Royal Palaces

Through the role of Patron I support fundraising and awareness raising of the profile the six Royal Palaces play in the culture, heritage and history of the United Kingdom. Acting as a Patron of HRP is important in encouraging others to visit and appreciate the Palaces and the contribution they continue to make to contemporary life in the UK in the absence of Government funding.

Brighton Pavilion

I am also a Patron of The Royal Pavilion in Brighton, a Grade I listed formal royal residence. I support fundraising and raising awareness of it’s profile to encourage investment and preservation for many years to come. It is so important to protect such a historically important building and to encourage people of all ages and from all over the world to enjoy the Pavilion.