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Warwickshire Young Carers receives £10,000 from WPH

The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £10,000 to Warwickshire Young Carers.

The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £10,000 to Warwickshire Young Carers. Warwickshire Young Carers provides family support, respite and transitions support and a new befriending service. With over 1,000 children and young people on its books who care for a relative, neighbour or friend, the charity provides targeted support and respite opportunities for six to […]

Chair Report: October 2023

A photograph of Susan Exon. Chair of the Trust 2023

WPH Charitable Trust continues to support health-related projects for individuals, groups and organisations across Coventry and Warwickshire and hopefully will do so for many years to come. I joined WPH as a trustee in 2020 and was privileged to take over the role of Chair of the Trust in July 2023. The Board of Trustees […]

James Given New Lease Of Life After Cardiac Arrest

The WPH Charitable Trust has donated £2500 in order to help improve the quality of life for a Leamington man left unable to speak after a cardiac arrest. James Warren was left with a brain injury which caused severe physical disabilities and difficulty in verbally communicating with others following the attack. He was transferred to […]

You Can Flourish

You Can Flourish

You Can Flourish Awarded £2,500 By The WPH Charitable Trust A charity to improve emotional and social wellbeing among 11 to 18-year-old girls in Warwickshire has been awarded £2,500 by the WPH Charitable Trust. Now in its eighth year, You Can Flourish was the brainchild of Charlotte Bevan and Kirsten Friend, who with their backgrounds […]

Guys Gift Charity

BEREAVED YOUNG PEOPLE IN WARWICKSHIRE GIVEN A HELPING HAND The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £2,000 to Guy’s Gift charity to help provide professional counselling to children and vulnerable young adults up to the age of 25 mourning the death of a loved one. It is the fifth grant, totalling almost £12,000, awarded by WPH […]

The Ambulance Staff Charity

WPH CHARITABLE TRUST AWARDS £4,000 TO HELP AMBULANCE PERSONNEL The Ambulance Staff Charity was launched in 2015 and supports the mental health, physical rehabilitation and financial wellbeing of UK ambulance crews. The majority of callers come from Coventry, Warwickshire and the West Midlands. The team has seven full-time and five part-time staff, including two wellbeing […]

Enterprise Club

WPH AWARDS £5,000 TO HELP DISABLED PEOPLE IN COVENTRY The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £5,000 to help disabled people in Coventry build their social circles. The money will help the Enterprise Club, in Avon Street, Stoke, to purchase a new minibus, which will provide a safe, efficient, door-to-door service between members’ homes and the […]

Zoe’s Place

WPH AWARDS £10,000 TO ZOË’S PLACE BABY HOSPICE The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £10,000 to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry. The money will be used to pay towards the hospice’s bill for core clinical costs which are in excess of £800,000 every year. Specifically, it will be used towards overheads such as nursing […]

Parenting Project

STRUGGLING PARENTS RECEIVE £5,000 FROM THE WPH CHARITABLE TRUST The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £5,000 to The Parenting Project, to help Warwickshire families struggling with wide-ranging issues such as unemployment, isolation, relationship breakdowns and financial difficulties. Operating a range of services including parent mentoring and family wellbeing in the Warwick and Stratford areas, as […]

Help on the road to recovery

The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £500 to Leamington man Will Britton, to help him in his long-term quest to establish his own business which is focused on sustainable living. He is an avid nature enthusiast with a lifelong love of insects and the outdoors. Experimenting with drugs and alcohol in his late teens and […]

£6,000 To Help Independence

WPH ALLOWS NUNEATON MAN KEVIN TO MAINTAIN HIS INDEPENDENCE A Nuneaton man was awarded over £6,000 to help him maintain his independence in his battle against a progressive muscle-wasting disease. The 37-year-old had been able to feed himself but recently needed the help of a carer as the disease had a greater effect on his […]

Dr Marakatham Venkataraman

Dr Marakatham Venkataramanwph

WPH WELCOME DR MARAKATHAM VENKATARAMAN Dr Marakatham Venkataraman joined the Board of Trustees of WPH in 2014 and is now the new Chairperson of the WPH Charitable Trust. A retired paediatrician from Nuneaton she did her paediatric training at UHCW and Birmingham Childrens Hospital. In 1997 she was appointed as an acute general paediatrician to […]

Student Bursary

THE AWARD OF A STUDENT BURSARY MAKES A REAL DIFFERENCE Each year The WPH Charitable Trust awards five bursaries to support students who need financial help to facilitate their path through medical school. This report outlines one such very deserving candidate. He is the first member of his family to go to University and completed an […]

Evergreen School

WPH AWARDS £5,000 TOWARDS ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND FOR NEW SPECIAL SCHOOL The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £5,000 to the first phase of an adventure playground designed to stimulate the senses of more than 200 children at a new special School in Warwick. Evergreen School was formed in 2020 after the merger of Ridgeway and Round […]

£681,000 of funding

CHAIR OF WPH PETER HANDSLIP OVERSEES ALLOCATION OF £681,000 FUNDING IN COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE Peter Handslip the outgoing Chair of the WPH Charitable Trust is celebrating a highly successful two years in the chair, in which the Trust granted £681,000 of funding to help make a difference to the lives of sick, injured and vulnerable […]

Way Ahead Support Services

THE WPH CHARITABLE TRUST AWARDS £3,000 TO WAY AHEAD SUPPORT SERVICES A Leamington charity which offers a range of services to help local vulnerable people live full, active, independent lives has been awarded £3,000 by the WPH Charitable Trust. Way Ahead Support Services, affiliated to Mencap, provides supported living and social activities for some 70 […]

Reducing Loneliness And Isolation

HELPING PLUG £30,000 GAP TO REDUCE LONELINESS AND ISOLATION The WPH Charitable Trust has helped plug a £30,000 shortfall in income as a result of the pandemic faced by Voluntary Action Stratford upon Avon (VASA) – a charity which works to reduce loneliness and isolation in Rugby, Stratford and South Warwickshire. The volunteers support some […]

Martin Cotterill

THE WPH CHARITABLE TRUST AWARDS £3,000 TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR MARTIN The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £3,085 towards a new wheelchair for a Keresley man to help improve his quality of life. This generous donation made up the remaining sum required for the purchase of a £6,835 wheelchair which has enabled Martin […]

Warwick Ambulance Association

WARWICK AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION RECEIVES MUCH NEEDED INCOME BOOST FROM THE WPH CHARITABLE TRUST The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £3,000 to the Warwick Ambulance Association (WAA) to enable the charity to resume its vital work once Covid restrictions allow. The WAA, which provides first aid cover for events primarily in Warwickshire but sometimes nationally, also […]

Warwick Medical School

PRESENTING AWARD TO WARWICK MEDICAL SCHOOL’S HIGHEST ACHIEVING STUDENT Dr James Sweatman has been presented with a prestigious award by the WPH Charitable Trust after being named the highest achieving graduate at Warwick Medical School this year. James received the H Singh Award after gaining the highest results across the board in his medical degree. […]

Creative Potential

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Warwickshire Vision Support

£2,500 TO WARWICKSHIRE VISION SUPPORT The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £2,500 to Warwickshire Vision Support to enable the charity to continue to support visually impaired people during the Covid-19 crisis. Warwickshire Vision Support is using the money towards its telephone befriending service. This service was launched as a direct result of Covid-19 to replace […]

Beeline Patient Transport

£3,000 TO BEELINE PATIENT TRANSPORT SERVICE The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £3,000to Beeline Community Transport – a transport service taking patients the north of Warwickshire to and from medical or healthcare appointments. Launched in 1983, Beeline Community Transport is based within Trinity Church in Atherstone. Although it is open to everyone, one general requirement […]

Talented Drummer Jake

WPH CHARITABLE TRUST HELPS TALENTED JAKE PURSUE HIS DREAM A teenager with autism who discovered a talent for drumming after struggling in mainstream education has been given a helping hand in pursuing his passion by the WPH Charitable Trust. The Trust paid almost £5,000 for an electric drum kit and a purpose-built shed for Jake […]

Hospices Thank WPH

HOSPICES THANK US FOR HELPING SERVICES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC Coventry and Warwickshire hospices thank WPH Charitable Trust for helping services during COVID-19 pandemic The Chairman of the WPH Charitable Trust has recounted the highlights of his first year in the chair after steering almost £245,000 of funds to help make life easier for sick and […]

£245,000 of Funds

£245,000 TO HELP SICK AND INJURED PEOPLE The Chairman of the WPH Charitable Trust has recounted the highlights of his first year in the chair after steering almost £245,000 of funds to help make life easier for sick and injured people. More than 170 grants – medical and non-medical – have been handed out since […]

Special Covid19 Donation

£25,000 TO BE DIVIDED BETWEEN FIVE LOCAL HOSPICES Hospices serving adults and children in Coventry and Warwickshire have been given a helping hand from the WPH Charitable Trust in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Trust has made £5,000 available to each of Coventry and Warwickshire’s five hospice services. This generosity arose a result […]

Giving a Helping Hand

YOUNG CARERS GIVEN A HELPING HAND A charity which works with young carers has been given a helping hand by the WPH Charitable Trust. Warwickshire Young Carers project has been awarded £5,000 which will immediately fund groups activities and one-to one support for young carers in their caring role, as well as giving them an […]

Kwame Nyanyo

GRANT HELPS KWAME MAINTAIN HIS STRENGTH A Rugby man who lost the use of his legs following a motorway collision near Coventry now has regular use of life-changing rehabilitation equipment in his own home thanks to a £5,550 grant from the WPH Charitable Trust. Father-of-four Kwame Nyanyo, aged 54, who lives with wife Lorraine in […]

Mary Ann Evans Hospice

Nuneaton Hospice Strengthens Clinical Team Thanks To WPH Charitable Trust A £50,000 grant from WPH Charitable Trust has enabled Nuneaton’s Mary Ann Evans Hospice to bolster its clinical team. The money has been used to fund the appointment and first year’s salary of Lorna Manders, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner whose role is to support the […]

Mary Ann Evans Hospice

MEDICS SIGN UP TO EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK TO RAISE FUNDS Coventry and Warwickshire medics Peter Handslip and Bob Grieve are in training for a gruelling trek to Everest base camp to raise funds for a Warwickshire hospice. The pair will climb more than 5,545m, or 18,000 ft over 13 days to raise funds for […]

The Sharp Minds Project

WPH AWARDS £5,000 TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES A project which supports children and young adults in Coventry and Warwickshire with mental health problems has been awarded £5,000 by the WPH Charitable Trust. Established in 2012 the Sharp Minds project works with 11 to 18-year-olds who have been referred by a variety […]

Mary Ann Evans Hospice

SENIOR MEDICS RAISE £21,000 FOR MARY ANN EVANS HOSPICE Consultant Respiratory Physician Peter Handslip and Bob Grieve, a retired Professor of Oncology, have returned from a gruelling trek to Everest base camp where they raised over £21,000 for The Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton. The pair, based at the George Eliot Hospital and University […]

Ezekiah Alphonse

MONEY GRANT HELPS PURCHASE LIFE-CHANGING DEVICES FOR ALPHONSE An Earlsdon resident has been awarded £2,850 worth of equipment from the WPH Charitable Trust to help him study and advance his career. Ezekiah Alphonse, who is 37, was diagnosed with glaucoma at the age of 13 and slowly lost his eyesight throughout his teens and 20s. […]

Matt Smith

MONEY HAS BEEN LIFE-CHANGING FOR AMBITIOUS MATT A Nuneaton father who has slowly lost his eyesight over the past six years has been awarded £1,800 by the WPH Charitable Trust to enable him to study towards a new career. Matt Smith, aged 37, had worked as an electrician since leaving school, not realising he suffered […]

Sophia Pregnancy Loss

PREGNANCY LOSS RECEIVES £2,000 FROM THE WPH CHARITABLE TRUST A Nuneaton charity which provides practical and emotional support for people in Coventry and Warwickshire who have suffered the heartbreak of losing a baby has been given a financial boost by the WPH Charitable Trust. Sophia – Pregnancy Loss has been awarded £2,000 from the Trust […]

Chapel End Surgery

CHAPEL END SURGERY JOINS CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT PERIOD POVERTY A Nuneaton GP surgery which actively supports a national campaign to end period poverty by giving free sanitary products to female patients from deprived backgrounds has received £1,420 from the WPH Charitable Trust. Chapel End Surgery, which covers Chapel End and also Camp Hill – one […]

Our new chair

RETIRED NUNEATON DOCTOR TAKES OVER AS CHAIR OF THE WPH CHARITABLE TRUST Retired Nuneaton doctor Peter Handslip has been appointed Chairman of the WPH Charitable Trust. In his new role Dr Handslip will lead the board of trustees as they steer the allocation of medical and non-medical grants to groups, individuals and organisations across Coventry […]

The Ups of Downs

THE UPS OF DOWNS PROVIDE SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY The Ups of Downs will use the money to help 50 children in Leamington and the surrounding area develop their communication skills, in turn enabling them to build relationships and share their wishes, needs and aspirations. Established in 2006, The Ups of Downs works with parents […]

Time out

FUNDING ALLOWS TIME OUT TO HELP VULNERABLE ADULTS Time Out was established by Tracey Watson and Julie Goodman who in their former roles as housing assessment officers saw first-hand the vast problem of isolation and loneliness in the local community. The donation will enable co-ordinators to provide up to 150 hours of free services in order […]

Henry Roberts

WPH CHARITABLE TRUST HELPS BUY NEW WHEELCHAIR FOR HENRY The parents of a young boy with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) have been awarded £3,072 from the WPH Charitable Trust. Richard and Stephanie Roberts, who live near Lapworth, south Warwickshire, have used the money to purchase a Panthera Micro Wheelchair for their only child Henry, for […]

David Holt

STATEMENT FROM DAVID HOLT, CHAIRMAN OF THE WPH CHARITABLE TRUST It has been a privilege to have been the Chairman of the WPH Charitable Trust for the last two years. During this time we have awarded around 235 grants totalling £856,000 to charities and worthy causes – the largest of which was a single donation […]

Blood Bikes

WARWICKSHIRE AND SOLIHULL BLOOD BIKES AWARDED £15,000 The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £15,000 to the Warwickshire and Solihull Blood Bikes (WSBB). The volunteer group, which supports the NHS and other charitable health organisations, will receive £5,000 per year over the next three years. Established in 2012 the WSBB is made up of a large group […]

Rufus’ Friends’ Fund

WPH CHARITABLE TRUST AWARDS £5,000 TO RUFUS’ FRIENDS’ FUND Cash enables low-income families caring for relative with learning difficulties to take a well-earned break The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £5,000 to a Leamington organisation which provides short breaks and holidays for low-income Warwickshire families caring for a relative with learning difficulties. Rufus’ Friends’ Fund […]

Harbury e-Wheels

HARBURY VILLAGERS GIVEN HELPING HAND TO GET MOBILE The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £500 to Harbury e-Wheels. Working closely with organisations such as local schools, churches, doctors’ surgeries, children’s centres, hospital departments and local authority children’s teams, Harbury e-Wheels serves people of all ages who have been referred for help with transport. Co-ordinators of […]


WPH AWARDS £5,000 TO HELP SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT A Warwick charity which works to prevent sexual abuse and to support affected survivors has been awarded £5,000 from the WPH Charitable Trust. Safeline, based in Warwick and Stratford, will use the grant to support the charity’s wide range of services. Set up in 1994 the […]

Safety Sleeper

GRANT HELPS IMPROVE SLEEP QUALITY FOR TAMMY The family of a young Kineton girl living with a wide range of special needs has been awarded £3,269 to help improve her quality of sleep. The money, from the WPH Charitable Trust – which provides medical or health care funding for people living with long term disability […]

Stratford Hospital

SCALP-COOLING MACHINE PURCHASED BY WPH Trust Chairman David Holt and fellow Trustee Bob Grieve were among invited guests at the Royal opening of the new £22 million Stratford Hospital, performed by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The invitations followed a £20,000 donation from the Trust to the Cancer and Eye Hospital Appeal for the […]

The Shakespeare Hospice

AWARDED £15,000 FROM THE WPH CHARITABLE TRUST The WPH Charitable Trust has awarded £15,000 to the Hospice at Home service operated by The Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford upon Avon. The money will be used towards the running costs of the service which serves families across the Stratford, South Warwickshire and North Cotswolds areas, from Redditch […]

Award For Isobel

WARWICK MEDICAL SCHOOL’S HIGHEST ACHIEVING STUDENT Talented medical student Isobel Fox has been presented with a prestigious award by the WPH Charitable Trust. Isobel, a student at the University of Warwick Medical School, was presented with the H Singh Award achieving the highest results across the board in her medical degree. The award is sponsored […]

Coventry Cathedral

TWO LIFE-SAVING DEFIBRILLATORS The WPH Charitable Trust has given Coventry Cathedral a total £4,200 for the purchase of two lifesaving defibrillators, as well as a batch of First Aid units, three wheelchairs and a tri-wheel evacuation chair to help people up and down the stairs in case of an emergency. The defibrillators are being used […]

Lord Leycester Hospital

£50,000 FOR FLAT RENOVATIONS FOR WOUNDED WARRIOR The historic Lord Leycester Hospital, which has provided a home for deserving military personnel and wounded warriors since Elizabethan times, has been awarded £50,000 from the WPH Charitable Trust. The money will be used towards the renovation of a self-contained home for a wounded warrior within the building, […]

Tiverton School

WPH CHARITABLE TRUST AWARDS £6,000 TO SENSORY PROJECT Children with learning difficulties at Coventry’s Tiverton School are enjoying state-of-the art sensory facilities in their new premises with the help of the WPH Charitable Trust. The primary school, which has relocated from Kingsbury Road in Coundon to the site of the former Alice Stevens School in […]

Pilgrims Christian Farm

ANIMAL THERAPY GIVEN A HELPING HAND BY WPH CHARITABLE TRUST The Leamington-based Pilgrims Christian Community Farm, which uses horses to help provide therapy for adults and children with mental health difficulties, has been awarded £2,000 from the WPH Charitable Trust. The money will help meet the cost of sessions, each lasting between one and two […]

William & Family

WPH TRUST HELPS MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR WILLIAM AND FAMILY A £10,000 donation from the WPH Charitable Trust has helped make a huge difference to little William Lamont and his family. William, of Church Lawford, was about six weeks old when his parents Emma Hawkins and Paul Lamont started noticing problems with his development. The […]

Coventry Royal Visit

ROYALS OPEN FACULTY OF HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING The WPH Charitable Trust was honoured to receive a special invitation to the official opening ceremony of Coventry University’s new £59 million Faculty of Health and Life Sciences building, performed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on January 16th. Trustee Rob Blacklock was delighted when […]

Food For Thought

‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ OVER HEALTHY LIFESTYLE THANKS TO WPH CHARITABLE TRUST People in Coventry living with mental health issues have been given a helping hand by the WPH Charitable Trust which has awarded £1,500 towards courses teaching them how to cook healthy foods all on a limited budget. The money was awarded to Coventry charity […]

CROW recycling

Recycling grant helps disabled people Coventry-based CROW Recycling has received a £1000 grant from WPH Charitable Trust which will help the charity continue to provide opportunities for disabled people. The charity recycling business engages around 10 people per week to help with the collection, sorting and grading of recyclable materials such as office paper, toner […]

Crow Recycling

WPH CHARITABLE TRUST AWARDS £1,500 TO CROW RECYCLING Coventry-based social enterprise Coventry Recycling of Waste, which provides volunteering opportunities for young people and adults with learning difficulties or disabilities, has been awarded £1,500 from the WPH Charitable Trust. The enterprise, better known as CROW Recycling, will use the money towards its £60,000 annual running costs […]

Bert O’Hara’s stairlift

DONATION FROM WPH TRUST HELPS EASE EVERYDAY LIFE FOR PENSIONER BERT Over the last few years life has become increasingly difficult for Ryton-on-Dunsmore pensioner Bert O’Hara. The 73-year-old father-of-five lives with a number of health conditions and as time has progressed, has had to cut down on the things he loves doing the most, as […]

Diane Quirke

WPH CHARITABLE TRUST GIVES MS PATIENT DIANE A NEW LEASE OF LIFE Multiple Sclerosis patient Diane Quirke says a new mobility scooter purchased with a grant from the WPH Charitable Trust has given her a whole new level of freedom and independence. Being almost entirely wheelchair bound, Diane, a 51-year-old housewife from Binley in Coventry, […]

Air Ambulance

THE WPH CHARITABLE TRUST HELPS TO KEEP AIR AMBULANCE IN THE SKIES Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance is celebrating a £10,200 windfall from the WPH Charitable Trust. The grant takes the total donated by the Trust to the air ambulance to £55,200 over the past eight years. The latest donation follows an application by the […]

ILEAP awarded £6,000

WPH CHARITABLE TRUST HELPS DISABLED PEOPLE SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS ILEAP has been awarded £6,000 from the WPH Charitable Trust. The charity (Inclusive Leisure Education Activities Project) is based in Stratford-upon-Avon and exists to give opportunities to disabled children and adults with a mild or moderate learning disability, allowing them to take part in the same […]

St Peter’s Centre

ST PETER’S CENTRE IN HILLFIELDS UNVEILS NEW AND IMPROVED KITCHEN Centre awarded £5,000 from WPH Charitable Trust to ease access for disabled people Disabled visitors to St Peter’s Centre in the Hillfields area of Coventry are making the most of a new kitchen – thanks to a £5,000 grant from the WPH Charitable Trust. Rise […]

Zoe’s Place Coventry

WPH TRUST AWARDS ZOË’S PLACE BABY HOSPICE £20,000 TO FUND GP SERVICE The Midlands’ only dedicated baby hospice has been awarded £20,000 from the WPH Charitable Trust to fund its on-site GP service. Since opening its doors six years ago Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice has provided care and support for more than 100 families with […]

Coventry Resource Centre

Coventry Resource Centre Receives £10,000 Grant From WPH A £10,000 grant from the WPH Charitable Trust to the Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind proves lack of eyesight is no barrier for people looking to improve their IT skills. The money has been invested in the renovation of the centre’s IT suite, complete with eight […]

The Falls Garden

WPH gives major boost to project supporting people with brain injuries A £21,000 appeal to expand a sensory garden which helps patients being treated for brain injuries under the care of the Central England Rehabilitation Unit (CERU) regain their confidence and independence has been pledged £5,000 by the WPH Charitable Trust. In-patients who have suffered […]

Entrust Care Partnership

Disabled Sports Enthusiasts Given A Helping Hand By The WPH Charitable Trust Entrust Care Partnership, a not-for-profit organisation based in Harbury, Leamington, which holds recreational activities for young disabled people aged 11 to 16, has been given a £7,500 boost from the WPH Charitable Trust towards a series of sports sessions in 2017. The children […]

Tiny Tim’s

WPH Swells the coffers of Children’s Centre by £28,000 Regular grants from the WPH Charitable Trust has helped swell the coffers of a Coventry charity for children with special needs by more than £28,000 over the past six years. The money has been used towards various projects at Tiny Tim’s Children’s Centre, in Whitefriars Lane, […]

£60,000 grant to UHCW

£60,000 GRANT TO UHCW 15% increase in pregnancy rates thanks to WPH grant for embryoscope. Research resulting in improved pregnancy success rates for infertile couples have taken The University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) towards the top of assisted conception success rates in the UK, thanks to a grant from local healthcare […]

Over £90,000 paid out

Over £90,000 paid out in last quarter by local health charity The Trustees of the WPH Charitable Trust have confirmed that they authorised the payment of more than £90,000 in charitable awards during their last ‘gifting quarter’. Twenty successful applicants received the amount in payments made following the Trustees’ last meeting in July 2016. Sums […]

£4000 for Diane

New kitchen for MS sufferer, Diane Diane Quirke, a fifty year old Binley, Coventry resident with advanced and long standing MS (Multiple Sclerosis) recently applied to the WPH Charitable Trust for funding to modify her kitchen to make it wheelchair friendly and usable. Diane is a housewife but is almost entirely wheelchair bound so had […]

Baby research study

To help identify future Diabetes patients New research at George Eliot Hospital will track the weight of babies born to mothers with Gestational Diabetes to help understand whether they are more likely to develop obesity and Type 2 Diabetes when they become adults. To capture the exact bodily composition of these babies, the research team […]

Castle Wood School

Special needs school recieves £15,000 grant A Coventry special needs school has been able to adopt a specialist pupil development programme, thanks to a £15,000 grant from WPH Charitable Trust. The grant has enabled Castle Wood School to develop its ‘Move Programme’ by improving pupil mobility using different supporting equipment. The Move Programme enhances pupils’ […]

Grant for CF sufferer, 9

Medical charity grant helps Shipston CF sufferer purchase indoor exercise bike Francesca McEwan, 9, of Shipston-on-Stour is helping herself manage Cystic Fibrosis (CF) by daily pedalling sessions on a new indoor exercise bike, thanks to a £2000 grant from medical charity WPH Charitable Trust. Francesca actually has two genetic conditions which are improved by regular […]


Grant enables Warwick University breakthrough with potential to understand cancers A locally-based charity dedicated to helping cure sickness and diseases has funded pioneering work into an innovative microscope which allows scientists to observe how cells operate. The discovery – which is claimed to be better and cheaper than other microscopes – is being made available […]

Abuse charity supported

More local people – both male and female – will learn how to avoid rape and sexual abuse More local people – both male and female – will learn how to avoid rape and sexual abuse, and more victims of such crimes will be supported, thanks to a recent donation from the WPH Charity? Safeline, […]

The H Singh Award

The Trust has received news from two of its gold medallists spanning the past 12 years. WPH Charitable Trust awards an annual prize to the best graduating medical student of the University of Warwick Medical School. Originally called the Gold Medal Award, the prize was recently renamed the H Singh Award, in memory of a […]