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Home-Start Walsall received money from Rosie's Helping Hands to equip a sensory room for children and their parents. Home-start offers a be-friending service for families with at least one child under 5 years old. This service is often a lifeline for many families. Rosie's Charity also funds a storytelling session once a month with Louise, this is proving very popular with the children and adults alike.
Aldridge Manor Youth Club provides facilities for around 70 young people each week. The worn out pool tables which, were very old needing replacing with two re-furbished ones and the youngsters also requested some sports equipment and a games computer. Rosie's Helping Hands were delighted to give a donation to cover the cost of equipment.
Jack Fowler was 4 years old and autistic with a donation from Rosie's Helping Hands he has been able to receive a home therapy session from the Son-Rise outreach programme, which will help to improve Jack's life.
Walsall Acorns Children's Hospice received £1,000 to purchase items from the children's wish list, which included toys and games and things for their new garden.
Walsall Sea Scouts received a donation towards their minibus fund for helping out on Rosie's Walk 2004.
Aldridge 452 Air Training Cadets received new display boards to promote the squadron at various events for doing such a wonderful job of marshalling at Rosie's Walk each year.
Cresswell Kestrels Under 10's football team based in Bloxwich received help with funding for first aid and football equipment. Since receiving the funding the team has done really well in their local league table.
St. Aiden's Tot Care in Bloxwich received a £500 donation when fire destroyed all the toys and equipment belonging to the toddler group and youth club. The youth club annual camping trip was able to go ahead as planned and the toddler group has replacement toys.
All Stars in Kingstanding: Received a donation for a project to enable the pre-school children to learn more about the world about them by visiting local transport museums. The project also teaches the children about healthy eating and personal hygiene. A Saturday morning literacy club was also held for local children.
St John's Playgroup - Walsall Wood. Received donations for the purchase of start up toys and equipment for the playgroup, which meets every Wednesday afternoon. The playgroup is very successful and in 2005 moved into larger purpose built premises next to the church. Rosie's Charity also funds the storytelling service once a month to the playgroup, which has proved very popular with the children.
Sarah - We were delighted to help with the cost of Bass guitar lessons for Sarah, a 14 year old, talented musician, who is partially sighted. . Sarah loves her music and is also a very accomplished keyboard player, she hopes to make a career in music by teaching others. Sarah became a member of a young band who played at Rosie’s Walk 2005 and were later one of only four bands chosen to play at Walsall’s Youth Concert held in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall in September 2005.
Oakwood School - Walsall Wood. This is a special school catering for 60 children between the ages of 4 to 16 years old with special needs. The Parents Association worked hard to raise money to fund a new sensory room for the children. Rosie's Helping Hands £3,500 shortfall so that work can begin on the room in early 2005. The room will be of enormous benefit to the children
St Mathews Toddlers Group received a donation from Rosie's Helping HandsSt Matthews Carers and Toddlers Group - Walsall.
The playgroup reformed in 2004 after a short absence and has proved very popular with local families with pre-school age children. The group was operating one day a week but has increased this to 2 days a week due to the increase in numbers. Rosie's Helping Hands has funded some safety equipment in way of play mats for the slide and a soft
secure play area for the babies whilst the toddlers release
their boundless energy!
Birmingham Hippodrome operates a charity enabling young patients from Birmingham's Children Hospital to enjoy a trip to the Pantomime. The Hippodrome have sponsored prizes for Rosie's Helping Hands in the past, so we were delighted to help their appeal and fund a minibus of youngsters and their families to enjoy a special treat together in what is otherwise a stressful time for the children and their families.
Rosie's Helping Hands, 3 Tenbury Close, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8LH
Registered Charity Number: 1097278
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