** TEMPORARY CLOSURE ** Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, from Friday March 20th the COATS centre will be closing for a minimum of 12 weeks. More details below.


As a result of recent government advice on social separation measures for senior citizens over the age of 70, the COATS Trustees have taken the decision to close our Centre in Crowthorne from Friday 20th March for a period not expected to be less than 12 weeks.

The duration of the closure will be subject to review as the Coronavirus situation develops over the coming weeks and months.

Although our Centre will be closed to Visitors we are working to identify ways in which we can use the relationships and trust we have built up with our Visitors over the years to help and support those who may need us during the prolonged period of social separation.

Details of this will be communicated in due course.

In addition to the closure of our Centre we have also decided to close our Charity Shop on Crowthorne High Street which took effect from Tuesday 17th March. We hope to continue trading in a limited fashion using means other than our shop premises.

In making these decisions our priority has been the safety and wellbeing of our Visitors, Volunteers and Staff many of whom fall within the accepted high-risk categories.

As a charity we are determined to get through these exceptional and difficult times and look forward to once again being able to welcome our Visitors, supporters and Volunteers to our newly refurbished Centre and our Shop.

John Barnes (Chairman)


The Centre provides companionship, healthy lunches, teas, stimulating activities, entertainment and services for older people in the local community in addition to providing respite for their carers.
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COATS is a registered charity whose objective is to promote the welfare of Senior Citizens within Crowthorne and the surrounding area
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COATS has been in operation for over 50 years. Our main aim is to provide companionship, healthy lunches and stimulating activities for older people in our community. If you would like to meet some new people in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, please come and visit us. You’ll be able to meet our visitors, have a 2 course lunch for a reasonable price and spend the afternoon in the company of others. We often have outside entertainers who bring song, dance and other activities into our well appointed Centre.If you are the carer of an older person and need a chance to have some time for yourself during the week, please come and meet our Centre Manager and staff who will be able to show you around and explain our activities. You’ll be able to decide whether the Centre is right for your family member.


If you would like to help us out, there are a number of ways to do this. You could volunteer in the Centre, assist in our Charity Shop, become a minibus driver, join us at our fundraising events, give your time in other ways or perhaps just donate. Learn More
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At the age of 84 TREVOR JONES, a new Visitor to COATS will be doing a tandem SKYDIVE to raise funds for COATS.
Please support him and COATS by sponsoring him as he leaps from a plane at 13,000 feet over Oxfordshire on Sunday 17th May. https://www.gofundme.com/f/Trevors-skydive-for-COATS

COATS is a registered charity. Charity number 1152306.

In 2014 COATS was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service which recognises the value of our volunteers to the Charity.