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Every Child Matters
Every Child Matters grant awarded by Rosie's Helping HandsWe are very proud and privileged to be involved in a community project run by local Police Officer Alan Thompson and three
primary schools; Hatherton, Edgar Stammers and Harden all
based in one of the most deprived areas of Walsall. A competition
was run for all the children from the 3 schools based on ‘Every
Child Matters’. The competition involved 700 children aged between
7 and 11 years old in designing a booklet to show how to be safe in the community and each child’s wish for a safer community. Five winners from each school were chosen by independent judges to receive a trip of a lifetime to Lapland in December. Our donation of £1,000 has helped towards the cost of the trip along with PC Thompson’s marvellous fundraising efforts and donations and sponsors from other local charities and businesses. We look forward to being part of this on-going project in the Bloxwich area. It is hoped a book containing all the children’s wishes for a safer community will be published and available to buy sometime in the future.

Photo courtesy of the Express and Star
Seedlings Baby & Toddler Group. We were pleased to once again fund Seedlings Baby & Toddler group so they could buy ball barrel and new dressing up out-fits and stand complete with mirror which has proved to be a big hit with the children. Other young children’s groups who use the venue will also have access to the outfits and ball barrel.
St Thomas’s Church ran a summer holiday play scheme we were pleased to be able to fund a Drum workshop for one morning with Drum Love which the children enjoyed immensely.
Aldridge Youth Fellowship is a 85+ strong group. Some of the activities they get involved with require large marquees and camping equipment a donation of £1,000 presented to them at Rosie’s Walk 2006 has helped them to replace the worn out equipment.
Brownhills Community Colts. We were asked by a loyal supporter if we could help fund the set up of a new under 9’s Football team within the Brownhills Community Colts. The donation enables the team to have a new strip and equipment. We wish them all the best in the 2006/7 season.
St Johns Baby & Toddler Group received funds to help them buy new equipment for a quiet corner. This will be to encourage children to take time out to work with puzzle activities and story time. A new ‘Dads R Us’ Saturday morning group will also benefit from the equipment.
Allstars Playgroup & Kings Club/Youth Club - Kingstanding. All Stars project encourages pre-school children to look after themselves inside and out. They learn to eat healthy by sampling different foods, local police officers visit to give advice on road safety and personal safety. The children will also learn about the environment by visiting local nature centres and a zoo. The donation will pay for food, reflectors and entrance fees to support the work of the project.
The Kings Club/Youth Club is a thriving youth group catering for a variety of ages we are happy to purchase appropriate sized tables and chairs so that the children have somewhere to study and for leisure and art activities.
Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) based in Birmingham provides support for families through bereavement. Part of the support includes a biennial memorial service for around 400 parents and families, held at the chaplaincy at University of Birmingham. It is an all faith service and offers a crucial element of the on-going bereavement support that CLDF provide to parents and families. Rosie's Charity has given a donation towards the cost of the service.
Louise’s Storytelling service continues to provide monthly sessions for 3 pre-school groups in the Walsall area. The children and parents/carers thoroughly enjoy Louise’s visits, the children benefit through learning to listen and taking part in story time. You can visit Louise’s website at www.everist.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
 
 
 
   
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)