Rosie's Helping Hands - Changing Childrens' Lives
 
 
Welcome
About Rosie
The Memorial Fund
About the Charity
 
 
 
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Rosie's Walk Mini-site
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  We are Karen and Sean Ross. We set this charity up as we were determined to turn the grief of losing our beloved daughter Rosie into something positive. Rosie lost her life at the age of 16 years in a motiveless and random knife attack by a complete stranger with a serious mental illness. The attack took place on Saturday May 12th 2001, at lunchtime in Birmingham’s Centenary Square.

The ‘About Rosie ‘ link has more information.
   
 

The charity helps to improve the care and quality of young lives within a 15 mile radius of Aldridge in the West Midlands. We do this by purchasing items, or provide funding, to good causes working with children and young people up to the age of 25 years.

From mother and baby groups to training organisations, the charity has helped to enhance the services, provisions and facilities of local groups that would find it difficult to buy such things as; sport and play equipment, hire of premises and services, computers, development funds for disabled young people, educational trips to under privileged children.

Photograph of Rosie Ross
PLEASE SEE THE GRANTS PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
 

How we raise funds graphic

With wonderful support from the community we raise funds by organising various events, such as quizzes, fashion shows and tribute nights. Together with support from local businesses we are able to make a difference to many good causes working with children and young people.

We are very proud to received generous support over the years from lots of local businesses and organisations including: Barhale Construction of Walsall, Ernst & Young Birmingham Office, Anthony Collins Solicitors, Walsall Football Club, John Lewis, Waitrose, Black Country Heritage Lodge, West Midlands Co-op, Officers from West Midlands Police, Walsall Football Club, Serco, Aldridge School, Cooper & Jordan School.

PLEASE SEE OUR NEWS & EVENTS PAGE FOR FORTHCOMING EVENTS
 

Rosie’s Charity Walk & Festival is the largest and most popular event we organise. Held annually since 2002 at Aldridge old Airport, it’s a great family event held on a Sunday in July, with a different theme each year.  Supported by lots of young volunteers from local Scout groups  and Air Training Squadrons, the event is a great show of community spirit. Please do join us and bring the dog along too!

THE EVENT HAS ITS OWN MINI WEBSITE HERE
 

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The website is updated regularly and you can keep in touch with us via
Twitter Twitter: www.twitter.com/RosiesCharity
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Email Email: mail@rosieshelpinghands.org
Telephone Tel: 01922 456398
 
 
 
   
Rosie's Helping Hands, 3 Tenbury Close, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8LH
Email: mail@rosieshelpinghands.org
Registered Charity Number: 1097278
Website designed by Dean Staples and authored by Karen and Sean Ross (Rosie’s parents)