To benefit the older residents of Pirton village
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Pirton JoyCare was founded as a result of a legacy bequeathed by the late Joy Franklin in 1997. Joy was born in Pirton and lived here for most of her life. She left the legacy to be used to “benefit the older residents of Pirton village”.
Consultation with the older residents was undertaken to ascertain what they felt would be of most benefit to them. Various ideas were put forward and all those eligible, i.e those over 65 years were asked to vote on their preferences. Most of these have been implemented.
In the years that JoyCare has been in existence, the legacy has been managed carefully. A donation of £3,000 was made to the Village Hall for improvements and maintenance, and we fund out various activities. However, we want to continue to help the older residents of Pirton in the foreseeable future by continuing to run our existing activities, organising trips and introducing other schemes.
Please have a look at our ‘About Pirton JoyCare’ page in the menu for some more information.
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Donations & Visits
Donations & Gift Aid
We are a self funding charity and accept donations with gratitude. We operate the Gift Aid scheme so that if a donor pays tax and gives us their name and address, we can reclaim tax paid. We can give you more information on this scheme if you contact us. If you would like to contribute to JoyCare by donating, please contact us using the contact form/email address below, or phone us for more details on how you can donate.
Home visits Information
All home visits are free but we hope you will make a donation to drivers’ expenses, for example: return trip to Hitchin £3, Stevenage £5, Welwyn £14, Cambridge and Mount Vernon £25. Other places by arrangement based on 35p per mile.