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The Foundation has been established to help people who may need a helping hand in and around the Reading area. It relies on the support of the community and encourages the people of Reading to get behind the charity and raise valuable funds for local people in need.

Through donations and support, the charity will be able to help more people in the local area with a range of issues and needs. It could be an elderly neighbour feeling isolated or vulnerable, or a young person struggling to care for a parent whilst studying for exams. We want to help. Within your own community someone could benefit from the support of the Foundation, with your support we can help.



We need you to get involved. We are actively seeking volunteers to help with fundraising and support.

If you want to find out more about volunteering please download this information leaflet and get in touch.

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We need you; the more support we receive the greater the level of support for those in need within our local community.

It’s easy to get involved; you can raise money through sponsorship by taking part in an event, arrange your own event, or make a one-off or regular donation.

We will support you every step of the way and can provide t-shirts, banners, collection tins, and branded merchandise to help you. The essential ingredient is to have fun and enjoy making a difference.


Corporate Partnerships

We want to partner with the businesses in and around Reading, both to support our fundraising and find those who may need help themselves.

If your organisation has a corporate responsibility programme or nominates a charity to support each year please contact us, you can rest assured that you will receive a warm welcome!



Or donate to us with one of the following options:

▶︎ Donate to us via our Donation Form

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Regular Donation

Regular donations from supporters help us to plan for the future, and setting up a monthly or annual donation to the John Sykes Foundation couldn’t be easier. Please download the donation form, complete the standing order section, and post the form to us. Alternatively, just get in touch and we’ll send the form to you.

Future Support

You may wish to leave us a gift in your Will. This will allow future generations to benefit from your generosity and leave a lasting legacy for the people of Reading.

Should you require any extra information, please contact our office.