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Tuesday 24 May 2016 6:57 AM

Why the Advertiser is Special

Louis Baylis Trust
Why the Advertiser is Special

 

Did you know that the Advertiser is far more than just a local newspaper and that every time you buy a copy or take out an advert you are in fact helping to fund local good causes?

 

The Advertiser is owned by The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, which receives at least 80 per cent of the newspaper’s profits. It in turn uses these to help fund charities, community groups and good causes in Maidenhead and the surrounding area.

This is unique in the world of local newspapers.

 

Ownership of the paper was transferred to the Trust more than 50 years ago in 1962 by proprietor Louis Baylis.  And since then it has poured millions of pounds into our community, allowing hundreds of organisations and charities to improve the lives of thousands of people.

 

Everyone in the Maidenhead area will know someone who has benefited because of support from the Louis Baylis Trust.

 

So, every time you buy a copy of the Advertiser not only are you getting all the latest news, you are helping to fund good causes in our community.

 

And if you have a business that advertises with us you are, through the paper and the Trust, helping to make a huge positive difference in our community.

 

  • Louis Baylis

    The Trust was set up in 1962 to preserve the independence of the Maidenhead Advertiser by its then proprietor, the forward-thinking and inspirational Louis Baylis.

    The Advertiser had been in the ownership

Peter Sands is the Baylis Trust chairman and has lived in Maidenhead all his life and has run Queen Street retail furnishing business RH Sands & Sons since January 1966. Meet Peter and the other trustees.

09:00 Sat 26 Dec 2015
Louis Baylis Charitable Trust More than 40 community projects and organisations have shared £102,000 in the latest round of donations from the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust. Unique among local newspapers, Advertiser publisher Baylis Media Ltd is
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13:24 Fri 07 Aug 2015
Louis Baylis Charitable Trust More than 70 community organisations and charities have shared £140,000 in the latest round of donations from the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust. Unique among local newspapers, Advertiser publisher Baylis Media Ltd is
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10:35 Fri 13 Feb 2015
Baylis donations help good causes More than 70 groups, good causes and charities benefited from the last round of donations from the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust. It handed out more than £130,000. The trust owns Advertiser publisher
  • Thank you Louis Baylis

    The Trust receives at least 80 per cent of the Advertiser's profits which it uses to help local charities and good causes and, to a lesser extent, national charities that will also benefit local people.

Read the testimonials from charity groups in the area who have received donations from the Louis Baylis Trust.

Find out how your support for us has helped the local community.

09:44 Thu 05 Nov 2015
The Louis Baylis Trust There is just over a week to go before the deadline for applications for the next round of grants from the Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust. The Trust owns Advertiser publisher Baylis Media Ltd
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12:00 Thu 02 Jul 2015
Cracker Appeal: It's not just for Christmas Teams have been picked, entry fees have been paid and players are ready for tonight's (Thursday) Advertiser Charity Challenge. The event, now in its second year, will see teams from the Shanly Group, Lane 4,
09:17 Thu 25 Dec 2014
Louis Baylis Nearly 50 charities and community org-anisations have benefited from the latest round of grants from the Advertiser's charitable trust totalling more than £117,000. The donations were made at the December meeting of the trustees
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Grants in July

Maidenhead Club for the Blind: £1,000
Relate: £2,000
Maidenhead Citizens Advice Bureau: £12,500
Salvation Army: £2,000
People to Places £7,500
Family Friends: £2,000
Great Ormond Street Hospital: £1,000
Thames Valley Air Ambulance: £1,000
Thames Hospice Care: £2,000
Maidenhead Heritage Trust: £5,000
Slough Canal Festival: £2,500
Rotary Club of Maidenhead Thames Schools Essays: £2,000
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts: £3,000
Advertiser Cracker Appeal: £6,500
Lions Club Swimarathon: £ 1,500
Shakespeare As You Like It: £2,000
Maidenhead Mencap: £4,000
Littlewick Green Show Society: £1,500
Cox Green Community Association: £500
The British Forces Foundation: £1,000
Maidenhead Waterways Restoration Group: £2,750
Samaritans: £1,500
Rotary Boundary Walk: £300
Berkshire Masons Children's Panto Outing: £2,000
Holyport Darby & Joan Club: £600
Rivertime Boat Trust: £750
Maidenhead Choral Society: £750
Windsor & Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra: £1,000
Maidenhead Music Society: £500
All Saints Church Maidenhead: £1,000
Maidenhead Festival of Music,Dance & Speech: £1,500
Maidenhead Town Partnership: £3,000
The Link Foundation: £2,000
Windsor & Maidenhead Community Forum: £1,000
Maidenhead at the Movies: £4,000
RBWM Sports & Arts Bursary: £6,000
Maidenhead Rotaract Club: £500
Target Ovarian Cancer: £1,000
Holy Trinity Church, Cookham: £2,000
Windsor Horse Rangers: £1,000
Wooburn Festival: £500
Slough Christmas Lights: £2,500
Rosies Rainbow Fund: £5,000
The Sequela Foundation: £1,500
Maidenhead River Swim: £205
Maidenhead RFC Youth Teams: £1,500
Daisy's Dream: £1,000
Royal Marines Association: £1,000
Bray & Holyport Scout Group: £1,000
Montgomery Holloway Music Trust: £1,000
Burnham High Street Association: £500
Re:Charge R&R: £3,000
Windsor & Eton Sea Cadets: £2,000
Phoenix Gymnastics Club: £1,000
First Maidenhead Sea Scouts: £1,700
Autism Awareness: £500
Maidenhead Rowing Club: £2,500
Twyford & Ruscombe Community Association: £1,500
Berkshire Womens Cricket: £500
Windsor Parish Church with All Saints: £1,000
Learning to Work: £970
Eton Porny CofE School: £500
Royal Airforce Benevolent Fund: £1,000
Playground for Dorney: £1,000
Slough Environmental Educational Development: £1,000
St Mary's Church, Maidenhead: £2,000
Dementia Care Nurses: £750
Windsor Mencap: £500
White Waltham Cricket Club: £1,000
Marlow Archaeological Society: £1,000
First Windsor Guides: £500
Braywood Cricket Club: £1,500
Holidays4 Disabled: £500
Maidenhead Christmas Lights : £5,000
Total: £140,275
Click here to find out how to apply for a grant from the Louis Baylis Trust.