About Imperial Charity

Our History

Imperial Charity was founded in 1990 by David McCance and is administered by trustees and committee members who have a deep understanding of ‘Special Needs’. They are committed to helping children and adults improve their quality of life. Putting a little more enjoyment, sunshine, and happiness into their lives and making life a bit easier does this. We are also dedicated to providing the same for our local senior citizens.

How do we do this? In a whole variety of ways: arranging fun-days to seaside resorts like Teignmouth, Sidmouth, Weston-Super-Mare and Weymouth, organising shopping expeditions for the adults, arranging parties, producing variety shows and lending a helping hand where we can and working quietly in the background, helping other ‘Special Needs’ establishments and schools within the County of Wiltshire by providing funds for the "extras" that otherwise they would not be able to afford.

Another major aspect of our activities is the provision of entertainment in the Care and Nursing Homes within the County. Naturally, whether working behind the scenes or in a more visible way, Imperial Charity, like many UK charities, is dependent on its own commercial initiatives and contributes all net profits to the charity. Nowadays our chief source of income is from our successful Charity Shops. based in Westbury, Wiltshire. We opened our first one in September 2007 and have not looked back since.

Entertainment at a Care home

As a charity we are committed to helping others, we, in turn, rely on others to volunteer their time and effort. If you would like to know more about becoming a volunteer or a Charity Member then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Meet the Team

As a Charity we endeavour to restrict our wage bill as much as we can and therefore rely very heavily on Volunteers. In addition to the ones shown here there are at least another 12 – 15 Volunteers, predominately, women who generously give of their time and without whom we would be unable to function. Several of our Trustees also double up as Volunteers so it is all hands to the pump to ensure we can fulfil all of our charitable activities to a high standard.

  • Bob

    Business & Charity Manager
  • Paul

    Shop Manager, PAT Tester & Appraiser
  • Eileen

    Shop Manager
  • Carmen

    Deputy Manager
  • Mark

    Van Driver & Furniture Appraiser
  • Kevin

    Volunteer & General Assistant
  • Joe

    Chair of Trustees
  • Judy

  • Lynne

    Trustee, Volunteer & General Assistant
  • Steve

  • Julie-Anne

  • Jim

  • Steve

    Assistant Van Driver
Volunteer / Member Application Form

We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our Charity shops run more smoothly. It is important to us that our customers receive the best possible service when they come into our shops and to that end we need people who are friendly, reliable and above all with a good sense of humour to help us to achieve this.

Being a ‘Shop Assistant’ is not difficult. There is no heavy lifting involved – we have people to do that – hours are to suit the individual and best of all free coffee/tea as and when necessary! We also are always interested in people who can step in to provide cover for holidays etc for our van team. This does involve some heavy lifting so a level of fitness is essential.

If the above is of any interest then why not fill the form below in and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are also keen to invite people to become members of our Charity, preferably someone with an interest in the Charity who would like to be involved with our future.

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