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2010

Thank you to everyone who has supported our work through 2010 enabling these grants to be made – changing children’s lives.

Stonnall & Lynn Playing Fields Association
has been raising money to equip the play area in
Stonnall, near Aldridge, with a metal ‘Goal Unit’
structure with football goals and  basketball hoops
for the enjoyment of teenagers.  A grant from
Rosie’s Helping Hands has secured the equipment
which has now been installed.

Let Us Play received a grant to help purchase a new computer.  Let us Play is a small independent registered charity based in Wolverhampton . Their aim is to enhance the lives of children and young people with special needs and disabilities by providing a range of sports, art and play activities in Wolverhampton and the surrounding area.

The Swing Project based in Walsall offers bereavement support to children and young people who live in the Walsall Borough, irrespective of their relationship to the deceased person, the cause of the death or the time that has elapsed since the death.  Support is offered by means of telephone, individual support or group sessions and in some cases a combination of all three. This is a Project Rosie’s Helping Hands provides a grant to each year to help towards the cost of workshops and counseling so the service remains free of charge to children and young people.

Beacon Football Club of Willenhall is another project Rosie’s Helping Hands supports each year. The club, set up and run by parents and young people volunteers, provides children with the opportunity to train and play in football league matches as an alternative to hanging around the local streets.  Having grown steadily in numbers over the last 3 years the Club offers both girls and boys the same opportunities to train and play.  With help from Rosie’s Helping Hands the volunteers receive professional training as football coaches and help towards the cost of equipment such as goal nets and footballs.  

Clayhanger Youth Club - Rosie’s Helping Hands pays for the venue hire for Clayhanger Youth Club so they can meet once a week. Being the only Youth Club in the village it is very popular with local children and teenagers where they can meet up and be involved in well organized and structured activities, that often involving caring for their local community by litter picking and tidying up the park area.

Truman Trust received a donation to help a group of young people renew their Skippers Licence on the Narrow boats  and to plan for the 2012 Olympic Games where they hope to take the narrow boats from Walsall to London with a group of young people to act as volunteers at the Games

A children’s Ward at Sandwell Hospital received Sensory Toys and a dark den for the new outdoor play area although the toys will be used on the ward until the play area is complete.

The Avenues Community Team in Brownhills received a grant to help establish a much needed pre-school group for children and young parents. The grant will pay for equipment, toys and craft materials.

Aspire4U received a donation for sewing machines and a camera for young people’s project based in Birmingham. The project helped unemployed youngsters gain valuable work experience in the fashion and creative industry. The project ended with a fashion show to showcase their work.

Aldridge Scouts Headquarters with refurbishment of their kitchen. We hope the new facilities inspire the young chefs to cook up some tasty dishes at home too!

Central Youth Theatre to ensure children from disadvantaged backgrounds are not excluded from activities and projects the theatre organise away from their base in Wolverhampton.

Alumwell Schools with a donation towards the cost of Walsall children taking part in a once in a lifetime Project in America.

We continue to support the work of:-

Forward 4 Work with a Development fund to enable young people from the Walsall and Birmingham areas  with special needs into quality employment and training.

 
 
   
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)