Council Chairman announces chosen charities

Councillor Simon Ambler, Chairman of Hart District Council, has announced his charities for his civic year.  
The three chosen charities are:  

  • Ist Crookham Scout Group - Over 180 boys and girls take part in three Beaver colonies, three Cub packs and three Scout troops. The funds raised will go towards rebuilding the group HQ in Basingbourne Woods, Church Crookham, with any remaining funds supporting the group's other activities. 
  • Young Carers Support - Support to young carers and their families who live in Hart. There are weekly club sessions, outings, residential and overnight events as well as parents’ support sessions.     
  • Inclusion Hampshire - A specialist education provider supporting young people with mental health and additional learning needs. The funds will go towards paying for Casper, their service dog in training. Casper is being trained in Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI).  

Speaking about the charities, Councillor Ambler said: “This past year has been exceptionally difficult for children, some of the most vulnerable residents in our community. I’m delighted to be able to support these groups providing vital services to improve children’s wellbeing. I look forward to my civic year and raising funds for these truly deserving charities.”  
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9 August 2021