We are happy to include charities within the Downton parish but please note that inclusion does not imply any endorsement!
Who we are and what we doHelp for Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces. No matter when someone served, we give them the support they need to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives.
How we do itOur specialist teams focus on the five key areas of an individual’s life: medical, mind, body, spirit and family. We provide support to the whole family to help them all cope with the challenges they face.
Long-term recovery is more than repairing damaged bodies and minds; it’s about rebuilding lives.
Help for Heroes’ HQ is based in Downton, spread over several units of the Downton Business Centre. From Marketing to Finance, HR and their Events departments, Downton HQ is a real hive of activity.
Contact details: ? Phone/email: 01725 513212 Website
Downton Link, known locally simply as “The Link” celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2016 and is part of a network of Link Schemes across Wiltshire providing transport to hospitals, medical appointments and other necessary journeys for elderly and vulnerable people who are unable to use public transport or where public transport is not available.
Our catchment area is Downton and Redlynch and all the surrounding villages and the service is provided by volunteers. If you would like more information, or would like to offer a few hours a week, at times and on days to suit you, and join us a volunteer driver we should be delighted to hear from you.
Phone 01725 513807 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact details: Co-ordinator Phone/email: 01725 513807
EdUKaid is a children’s educational NGO based in Downton and operating in the Mtwara region of Southern Tanzania. One of the poorest, most rural regions of the country, educational achievement is low with over 40% of children dropping out of school in the first 4 years and only 30% enrolling at secondary school. EdUKaid works with local communities to improve access, retention and achievement in quality basic education at local government primary schools.
Project activities include the provision of vital educational services and resources such as pre-primary classes, training opportunities, desks, chairs and books. We also renovate and improve school buildings and facilities. These initiatives are undertaken alongside activities to engage and involve parents, headteachers, the local community and education authority to ensure project ownership and long lasting improvements to the teaching and learning environment.
Contact details: Phone/email: 01725 514612 Website