The theme across Prince Philip Park for March is ‘Community and Volunteering’.

Throughout Whitehill and Bordon we are lucky to have a supportive and productive community, where groups and organisations give their time to make sure that important causes are supported and funded.

There are lots of different ways you can get involved with supporting these charitable organisations from volunteering just a few hours, to regular commitment, or financial support.

Phoenix Arts

Phoenix Arts are the stewards of all things arts in the Whitehill & Bordon area. Founded in 1982, the theatre has been staging performances and providing classes and workshops to the community for over 30 years.

As a registered charity, you can support Phoenix Arts in several different ways including:

Membership – Join as a member to support Phoenix Arts whilst receiving discounts on shows, regular newsletters and brochures throughout the year. Memberships | Phoenix Arts

Donations – Financial gifts help support Phoenix Arts in bringing amazing shows, events, films and so much more the community of Whitehill & Bordon and beyond. You can give as a one off donation or by leaving a legacy in your will.

Corporate Support and Sponsorship – Corporate Support and Sponsorships offer a unique opportunity to help Phoenix Arts grow and develop new and existing creative projects. As a busy, thriving and innovative organisation they welcome the opportunity to engage with businesses through their flexible approach to working together.

Plus, they are always looking for volunteers to help at the theatre and with events – you never know, you might get to see a great show or two!


Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust

The Whitehill and Bordon Community Trust (WBCT) is a local charity, registered in October 2018, designed to develop alongside the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon, listening to the community and providing great resources for residents of both the existing and developing town.

The WBCT works in partnership with residents, community organisations and local authorities to create bespoke community events, projects and facilities for the benefit of the whole community.

The Trust are currently looking for volunteers to support fundraising, events and projects. They are also recruiting for new Trustees. To find out more about your local community trust and how you can get involved visit their website here –


Bordon Foodbank

Bordon Food Bank is an independent food bank operating within the GU35 area, providing support to many people in need of temporary help. The foodbank is run solely by volunteers with local supermarkets supporting the cause by having collection boxes in store.

Find Bordon Food bank donation points here –

Tesco Bordon (Basket by the exit)

Forest Community Centre – Tuesday 10am – 12noon

Food Bank (Forest Centre Bordon) – Tuesday 1pm – 4pm, Wednesday and Thursday 1pm – 3pm.

You can find out more about your local foodbank, what they need and their opening hours here – Bordon Food Bank | WBCT | Bordon (


Deadwater Valley Trust

The Deadwater Valley Trust (DVT) exists to manage the Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve, Bordon Inclosure and Hogmoor Inclosure. Set up in the mid 1980’s, The Trust has charitable status and works to create and conserve the habitats across the town.

You can get involved in supporting DVT by giving your time to making the woodland and heathland an enjoyable place to visit and a thriving habit for the creatures that live there.

Give back to the community, help sustain the natural wildlife and get some good old fashioned fresh air, while you’re at it.

Find out more about the volunteering opportunities and how to get involved here – Volunteering | deadwatervalleytrust


Woolmer Forest Timebank

The Woolmer Forest Timebank is a friendly group of individuals and organisations who swap skills and exchange support in the area of Whitehill & Bordon. The members of the group help each other out to share hobbies, skills and knowledge and earn time credits in return. These can be ‘spent’ on themselves or donated to a community pot to help others.

If you’d like to find out more about the Timebank, you can visit their website here – Home – Woolmer Forest Timebank


Bordon Soap Box Derby

On Sunday 23rd July 2023 Whitehill & Bordon will transform part of the town into a community driven (pardon the pun!) soapbox spectacle as we launch the official Bordon Soapbox Derby. This community project is donating all profits to Help for Heroes, supporting the Armed Forces community to live well after service.

Bringing this event back to the town after so many years away, will require an unprecedented level of support; as marshals, safety teams and vehicle support teams will all be required. They welcome everyone to attend their host meeting where they will discuss and distribute detail so the event can run smoothly and the racing can be enjoyed by all.

You can sign up to register interest in volunteering, and find out more, here – The Start Line (

So, whether it’s volunteering in Whitehill & Bordon, helping to shape the community as a trustee or offering a small donation to a local worthy cause, make sure you know what’s on in your local community, and get involved.

Throughout March, The Shed will be playing host to some local charities, so keep an eye out for who is popping in and come along to find out more about getting involved.

So far, we have:

  1. Community Trust – 9th March 11:30 – 13:30
  2. The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity – 15th March 11:00 – 14:00
  3. Happy cats rescue 16th March 11:00 -14:00
  4. Barnado’s – 22nd March 11:00 – 14:00
  5. MIND- Carer Support and Dementia Advice Service – 28th March 11:00 – 14:00