'Love Bucks' reaches out

Heart of Bucks has launched its ‘Love Bucks’ campaign, which focuses on helping those in the local community most affected by the pandemic.  

Charities and community groups are often the lifeblood our society. The ‘Love Bucks’ campaign will help these local not-for-profit groups to continue transforming lives.

George Anson, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, said: ‘The Love Bucks campaign will help Buckinghamshire communities get the support they need to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘It has been a tough time for all of us and this is the perfect opportunity to show that you love Bucks. Please help transform your local communities and the lives of those who need your support the most.’

As the community foundation for Buckinghamshire, Heart of Bucks knows the challenges faced in towns and villages but acknowledges how generous and giving people are throughout the county.

Donations to ‘Love Bucks’ will make a difference in a variety of ways, such as:

  • £12 could enable one child with special needs and living in poor socio-economic conditions to go and watch a theatre performance.
  • £50 could cover the cost of hiring a hall, enabling an isolated group to meet up and socialise.
  • £100 could pay for a tablet to connect an elderly person in a care home with their relatives.
  • £250 could provide a wheelchair-friendly picnic table for a community meeting space.

Click here to make a donation. Taxpayers can also Gift Aid a donation and instantly increase the value by 25%.

Henry Allmand, Chief Executive at Heart of Bucks, said: ‘This fundraising campaign provides the perfect opportunity for those who ‘Love Bucks’ to give something back – and for their donation to stay 100% local.

‘Any donation, whatever its size, will help make a difference to our local communities as they recover from the pandemic.’

Heart of Bucks gave away £1.5m in charitable grants during 2020/21 and funded a range of different projects. These ranged from ‘fun on the farm’ sessions for disadvantaged children and adults to converting an unused and overgrown area of land into a woodland walk. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a big toll on our communities and the foundation says it needs to do more to help.

Support the Love Bucks campaign: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/love-bucks

How to donate:
People can also donate by sending a cheque made payable to ‘Heart of Bucks’ to: Heart of Bucks ‘Love Bucks’, Sunley House (4th floor), Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8FQ.