A simple and powerful message to all members of the Walton-on-Thames and broader Elmbridge community from Jackie Lodge, Chief Executive of this very special, and long established charity. Jackie and her team are focused on ‘local solutions for local needs’, and welcome new ideas and potential partnerships within the statutory, corporate and third sectors. The Walton Charity has roots going back some 800 years, and David Nish, a Trustee, has published an excellent book (below) providing the historical perspective;
The Charity makes grants to individuals, community projects, the food bank and to residents and tenants in the local community. The key areas of identified local need are affordable housing, transport and childcare, but other issues such as poverty, debt, poor health, domestic abuse, food and fuel poverty are firmly on the agenda!