It's people who make TAO work so well but we couldn't do it without
generous funding from our supporters.
We've had support from all sorts of people, eg those donating to or
buying from our pop-up shops. Here are some of our most important
supporters so far:
In 2010 substantial funding was very gratefully received from the
Grassroots Foundation (now London Community
2010 also saw a kind donation from the Twickenham Rotary Club
These enabled us to pay for rent of the premises at the United Reformed
Church for the year. These were our first grants and incredibly
important as they enabled the group to get established.
Clearly we needed to build on this good start, and funding will be a
challenge every year while we do not have permanent premises.
In 2011 we were very fortunate indeed to secure firstly a sizeable
grant from the St Margaret’s Fair
which kept us going.
This was followed by a generous donation from
The Rotary Club of Kew Gardens
In 2016 we received a generous grant from
The Rugby Football Union
for group activities.
We also got an equally generous grant from
The National Physics Laboratory
We received a substantial grant from
Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity
Since late 2016 we have received regular weekly donations of
surplus food from Tesco
in Twickenham. This has made a real difference to some of our service users.
In April 2018 we received a £1,000 grant from
Kew Village Market
for music therapy with the Otakar Kraus music charity.
TAO is extremely grateful to these wonderful organisations, which do so
much good for our community.
Our grateful thanks also to:
- The Odeon Cinema
for free tickets for our members
- Big Yellow Self Storage for
special terms for our storage
- London Community Foundation for the essential funds to start up our first pop up shop
- Waitrose for
choosing us as one of their charities of the month (Richmond, Jan 2012)
- Kath and Gerard Raven for their regular direct debit contributions
- Susan, Henri and Nicole Jaume for a most generous contribution in memory of Kate