HOW WE HELP
Since 2008 Grist Environmental, have been collecting and recycling the waste generated at Temple Island Meadows during the Henley Women’s Regatta, Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Masters Regatta. We aim to minimise landfill and continually look to improve our recycling strategy.
The Copas Partnership are long term supporters of Charity Events at Temple Island Meadows.
Through our work with events and activities at Temple Island Meadows, we are pleased to support several local and national charities and community causes. In some cases we have the opportunity to host their events to help them raise vital funds for their organisations.
In particular it is important for us to support the world of rowing and developing the sport for future generations. We are proud to do this by sponsoring and hosting Henley Women’s Regatta, by playing an important role and Sponsoring Henley Masters Regatta and Henley Boat Races, and by supporting other smaller events.
Previously Supported Charities
- ERTSAR – Search and Rescue
- Thames Path Challenge
- Chiltern Centre for the Disabled
- Mark Lees Foundation
- Cancer Research UK
- Make a Wish
- Water Aid
Who we sponsor and support
- Henley Women’s Regatta
- Henley Boat Races
- Henley Masters Regatta
- Henley Town and Visitors Regatta
- Upper Thames Autumn Head
- Henley Fours and Eights Head
Take a look at some of the events we have and are currently supporting
Naomi Riches’ #165challenge
On Saturday 17th September 2016 Naomi Riches (London 2012 Paralympic Gold Medallist) will start her latest challenge – to set a new Guinness World Record as the fastest woman to row down the River Thames in a single scull…165 miles from Lechdale to Gravesend Royal Pier non-stop in 50 hours or less in aid of IN-vision.
IN-vision aims to raise awareness and funds for an eye-condition called Nystagmus, which affects 1 in 1000 and is the most common form of visual impairment in children.
We try to ensure that our venue and events are as accessible as possible to everyone. We seek advice on all the improvements me make to ensure we are always making our facilities easier to use for all. That’s why we support the wonderful work that Whizz-Kidz do. They’re working hard to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults.
• You can find out more about who they are, in their latest reports and resources and what’s going on right now at Whizz-Kidz.
HAODS May Fun Run
The weather conditions were perfect for Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society’s Annual May Fun Run. It was sunny and dry, but with a light breeze to cool down the runners as they completed the 5.2 circuit, commencing at Temple Island Meadows.
This was the 30th year that the race had been held and it is going from strength to strength. Welcoming all the family, it is a fun day and the perfect opportunity to see the views!
For more information on this event please click here
Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust
The Copas Partnership are proud to support Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust where we make regular donations year round.
TVACAA was established in 1999 as one of six air ambulance charities sponsored by the Automobile Association (AA) for a period of three years. The charity itself was incorporated in 2000. In January 2007, the base for the helicopter was relocated from White Waltham Aero Club near Maidenhead to RAF Benson in Oxfordshire. In July 2008 they took delivery of the EC135 Eurocopter, liveried in a distinctive red and yellow colour scheme, with the registration of G-HBOB reflecting the three counties it serves.
TVACAA functions solely to raise the funds required to keep the helicopter flying. Each mission flown costs approximately £2,000 with an average of 3 missions per day. The Charity is not involved in tasking the helicopter or in its operation.
Henley River Pageant
Raising funds for the Rivertime Boat Trust
We were very excited to support the Henley River Pagent in June 2013, raising funds for a fantastic charity, Rivertime Boat Trust. A charity supporting disabled and disadvantaged children and adults can now have a wonderful day out on the river Thames, thanks to the Rivertime Boat Trust.
Each day trip involves a small group of passengers, cruising on a spacious, purpose-designed 42-foot boat named ‘Rivertime’.
‘Rivertime’ is fully equipped and offer not only seamless transportation but light refreshments too. Their objective is to meet your requirements and ensure that all aboard have a really memorable experience in this specially built boat.
We are as passionate about events as we are about supporting a worthy cause. Water Aid continue to do incredible work around the world trying to ensure everyone around the world has access to clean water. Take a look at what they do – Click here