Greyfriars Church, Reading

Greyfriars Church in Reading has been an incredible supporter of PACT. By providing funding towards our women’s community project, Alana House, the Church has helped us to support hundreds of vulnerable women in our local communities...
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St Mary and All Saints school

St Mary and All Saints school took part in our Marathon in May challenge. A total of 300 pupils from 11 classes across the year groups took part in the activity, raising a brilliant £278.75!
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Phantom Brewing Co., Corporate supporter

Phantom Brewing Co is a craft beer brewery based in Reading, Berkshire. With the main goal of producing the freshest beer, made with the highest quality ingredients, they have worked hard to provide a welcoming community hub in their taproom in Reading that welcomes any person from any background.
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Maxine, PACT supporter

Maxine lives in Milford on Sea in Hampshire. Until 2016 she was a school principal adviser in West Berkshire District Council and as part of her role, she was the Virtual School Head where she led the team responsible for promoting education for children in care, and previously looked after children.
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John Pierce’s Memorial Fund

One year ago, John Pierce passed away unexpectedly from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome. His death was shocking and devastating for the many people who knew and loved him.
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BH&O Legal, Corporate supporter

Boardman Hawkins & Osborne LLP is a niche family practice established in 2018 by Emily Boardman, Ruth Hawkins and Irena Osborne. BH&O have taken part in various forms of fundraising for PACT, including sponsored runs, cake sales, Christmas Jumper Day fundraisers and PACT’s annual carol concert, and continue to provide legal and financial support to the charity...
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Lesley, PACT adopter and volunteer

Lesley and her husband adopted through PACT in 2020. Since her children were placed with her and her husband, Lesley has championed adoption and supported PACT by attending information events, talking to prospective adopters about her own experiences and sharing her adoption journey...
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Javairia, baking volunteer

Javairia is a baker who runs her own local business in Reading, Sweetie Bakes. She has been volunteering for Alana House for three years to support the women who use our services. Each week, Javairia runs a baking group with the women to teach them about baking skills and offer useful advice on making and decorating cakes and sweet treats...
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Sally, Alana House volunteer

Sally has been volunteering at Alana House for three years, supporting the team with all sorts of behind-the-scenes tasks. Her help has been invaluable both to the team and the women Alana House supports...
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Elaine and her daughter Sarah

Elaine, a service user and long-standing attendee of Alana House, sadly passed away a few months ago. She requested that her daughter sell some of her possessions to raise money for Alana House...
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Robin and Cristèle, University of Reading students

Students Cristèle Sarić and Robin Smith volunteered their time to work on our Alana House recipe book. Their designs brought the recipes to life and perfectly captured the heart of this inspirational book...
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Reading Minster

Besides being a space of reflection and providing a place and a time for prayer for all, Reading Minster seeks to both engage in social issues that are relevant to the local community and support the work of the local authority, organisations and institutions...
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