Skip to main content

Curling & Boccia gets the chats going

Curling & Boccia gets the chats going

/ January 2024

BU Group in Dinnington near Rotherham are very grateful for the new Curling and Boccia sets we recently helped them with.

The group began as a bereavement group, but quickly turned into a social group. They meet every Friday for coffee and a chat, as well as playing games like Curling, Boccia and Darts. 

Day excursion to the River Trent

Day excursion to the River Trent

/ January 2024

Funding was awarded to Glinton Friendship Club to enable them to pay for the cost of coach hire to take 33 of their members on a day excursion to the River Trent (see photo).

Glinton Friendship Club aims to promote the welfare, recreation, interests and enjoyment for people over 60 who live in Glinton, near Peterborough and the surrounding villages. 

It was a fabulous opportunity for their members to travel outside the local area, which for many is a rare occasion. On board the cruise they enjoyed a 2 course meal whilst viewing the sights and sounds along the river.

Memories are Golden

Memories are Golden

/ January 2024

We awarded funding to the charity Memories are Golden who offer specialised day care services to individuals living with dementia and suffering from heart conditions, diabetes, and other long-term physical conditions.

Our funding was used for the purchase of a scrapbook for every service-user, who love looking through the book and talking about the photographs. Each service-user now has their own scrapbook full of happy memories of days out they have shared and special celebration days including birthdays and Christmas. 

Caring for Carers

Caring for Carers

/ December 2023

We recently granted funding to Talbot House Support Centre, a charity based in Manchester, that provides support services for parent carers of people with severe learning disabilities.

Our funding was used to take 25 older parent carers on a day trip to Holmfirth, where they enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea at ‘The Wrinkled Stocking Tearoom’ (pictured below), which was themed with the TV show ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. It was a lovely sunny day, and afterwards the participants visited the many charity shops and sat outside enjoying the sunshine in the lovely town area.

Goldies Festive 'Big Sings'

Goldies Festive 'Big Sings'

/ December 2023

We recently awarded funding to The Golden-Oldies Charity. They were established in 2007 and are fondly known as 'Goldies'. They deliver fun daytime social Sing&Smile community groups aimed primarily at adults aged over 65 years. Their focus is in supporting health, wellbeing and independent living by combating loneliness and isolation.

Christmas Tales

Christmas Tales

/ December 2023

We awarded funding to The Occasion Theatre this year for their Southside group's 'Christmas Tales'. The Occasion Theatre are a Glasgow based theatre company with an artistic programme focused on the production of innovative, fully inclusive community performance programmes, regardless of ability or perceived disability, working with groups of up to 80 people.

Spring to Life

Spring to Life

/ October 2023

In June funding was awarded to Spring to Life. They are a Community Interest Company based in Birmingham and run programmes to support the mental and emotional well-being of people in the city. 

The funding was needed to make their community allotment space accessible to those of their participants who are in wheelchairs and older adults with mobility issues.

Designs in Mind CIC

Designs in Mind CIC

/ October 2023

Back in June this year, we awarded a grant to Designs in Mind CIC. Designs In Mind is a working studio in Oswestry, where adults from across Shropshire living with mental health challenges work together on ambitious, experimental art and design projects. They have been working in the local community since 1993 with the aim of changing the stigma surrounding mental health, and currently support 131 people.

Cherry Orchard Gardening Services CIC

Cherry Orchard Gardening Services CIC

/ September 2023

We awarded funding to Cherry Orchard Garden Services CIC (COGS). They support learning-disabled adults who may have left school/college with minimal qualifications and are unable to find work due to high levels of anxiety and the complications of their circumstances.

By going to COGS, the individuals can develop a wide range of skills and build confidence by being part of a team with people who are in similar circumstances, thus creating new social circles and becoming confident in talking to others.

Bloomin' Arts

Bloomin' Arts

/ August 2023
Bloomin’ Arts were awarded £1,400 towards wheelchair accessible transport to two Theatre Company performances in 2023. 
Subscribe to Groups and charities we've helped
Twitter Twitter