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Grants awarded by the Adnams Community Trust in January 2019

By Rebecca Abrahall, also posted in News on

Adnams Community TrustOn the 24 January 2019 the trustees of the Adnams Community Trust awarded grants to the following worthy causes within 25 miles of Southwold. Southwold Music Trust was founded in 2015 and aims to make music a central part of the community in Southwold and the surrounding area. The trustees awarded a grant of £483 to pay for the instrumentalists and materials needed to make props for a Snappy Opera performance involving pupils at Southwold Primary School. Alburgh with Denton Primary School is a rural primary school with 101 children in four classes. The trustees awarded a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of laptops or iPads to facilitate IT lessons. Fressingfield Church of England Primary School has 132 children aged between three and eleven years. Over the last year the school has been raising funds to develop a wildlife area in the school grounds to enhance teaching of science and foster an appreciation of wildlife, the environment and conservation. The trustees awarded a grant of £842.24 to purchase a pond liner and geotextile protective underlay. Samaritans Lowestoft & Waveney District Branch is a volunteer-led organisation which aims to reduce the number of people who commit suicide. The Samaritans provides a safe, non-judgemental space for anyone to talk about anything that is causing them distress. It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The trustees awarded a grant of £204.95 to pay for a targeted recruitment campaign to attract more volunteers specifically for fundraising activities. INK Festival is held every April at the Cut in Halesworth. The Festival, and associated tour of nine venues, is a springboard for new writing from East Anglian playwrights. It aims to showcase new short scripts for stage, radio, musical and film from emerging and established East Anglian writers, working with professional directors and actors as well as local amateur performers. The trustees awarded a grant of £500 towards the hire of the Cut during the Festival in April 2019. Scole Nature Trails Trust (SNNT) was formed in early 2018 to manage four plots of land purchased by Scole Parish Council. SNNT aims to care for the land so that it is an amenity for parishioners and wildlife. One of the parcels of land is to be developed as an outside classroom for use by the village primary school. The trustees awarded a grant of £500 towards the cost of fencing to enclose the outside classroom. Brocks Barn Hedgehog Rescue (BBHR) in Alburgh takes in sick and injured hedgehogs, orphaned hoglets and Autumn juveniles who are underweight (if they weigh less than 500g they will not survive the average winter). Each hedgehog is cared for until it has recovered and is then released, normally back to where it was found. Hedgehogs taken in in the Autumn are cared for over winter and then released in the Spring. In the last year BBHR has successfully released 110 hedgehogs. The trustees awarded a grant of £263.95 to purchase five extra-large storage boxes, plastic igloos and heat pads for housing hedgehogs up to 500g and six boxes of syringes.