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Stonnall Playing Fields Association received a grant towards the cost of resurfacing the children’s play area under the play equipment in the local park.
RAGE – Young Persons Theatre Group received money to enable them to tour schools in the Black Country & Birmingham with their production of ‘Chariots of Flight’.
True Colours Choir a community children’s choir based in Alumwell, Walsall received a donation to pay for coach costs to local competitions including the one being held at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.
Walsall Acorns Children’s Hospice received a grant for their programme of group work and counselling for brothers and sisters of the life-limited children and young people whom Acorns care for in their Walsall Hospice.
Aldridge Youth Theatre received a donation towards the cost of a new piano, something Rosie always wanted herself.
St Thomas’s Children’s Club received a donation towards the cost of art and craft activities for their Pyramid Rock themes summer school.
HomeStart in Winson Green & Handsworth received a grant for their new children’s contact room. One of the services Home Start provides to families with child/ren under the age of 5 years is to act as the mediator between Social Services and the family in Child Protection situations. The room will be used as a safe environment for the child/ren and parent/s to spend quality time together.
Wolverhampton Youth Theatre received a grant to act as a Bursary enabling all children and young people who are members of the Youth Theatre to fully participate in it’s activities. A number of productions the Youth Theatre produce involve taking productions abroad and the Bursary scheme will help to assist the most needy of children and young people to travel with the production.
Walsall Children’s Bereavement Support Service received a donation for trained counsellors to work with children and young people following the loss of a family member or close friend. The Support Service currently works with around 80 children in the Walsall area. Funding was also given for the production of support literature to help the children and young people.
All Stars Pre-School Group in Kingstanding received funding for a part time Play Assistant to enable all the children requesting a place within the project to be accommodated.
Clayhanger Village Community TRA received funding to help with start up costs of a new youth club and children’s club which is desperately required in the village. At present there are no facilities for the young people in this small village. The Youth Club and children’s club are hoping to begin in March 2007 with the help of the local Methodist Church and cater for around 40 young people.
Medical Donations
Throughout 2006 we were raising money for the Institute for Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham. In February 2007 we were delighted to hand over a cheque for £5,000 to the Institute to help purchase a new piece of equipment to help speed up the results of biopsies.
Rosie's Helping Hands, 3 Tenbury Close, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8LH
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