The John Sykes Foundation was established in April 2014 to help transform the lives of people in Reading. The charity is designed to be flexible with the aim of offering a range of options to support individuals within a 5 mile radius of the centre of Reading. It has two main aims, to relieve distress and inspire opportunity. All donations received by the foundation are distributed through a unique grant programme. The founder, John Sykes is meeting 100% of all costs to the charity therefore all funds raised are used to support the people of Reading.