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Latest grants awarded by the Adnams Charity - January 2016

By Rebecca Abrahall, also posted in News on

Charity LogoOn 28th January 2016 the Trustees of the Adnams Charity awarded grants totalling £18,394 to 17 worthy causes within 25 miles of Southwold.  For details about the lucky recipients and the grants awarded please read on. The Warren School is a community special school in Lowestoft for pupils with severe learning difficulties from nursery age right through to post-16. The Trustees awarded a grant of £1,404 towards the cost of a trip to Kingswood for a group of secondary school pupils. The Friends of Stradbroke High School raises money to support the school. Stradbroke High School has just 275 pupils. The Trustees awarded a grant of £1,399 to purchase a seated leg press for an outdoor gym to be sited on the school’s large playing field. St Peter and St Paul CEVA Primary School in Eye has 205 pupils aged between 3 and 11. There is very limited parking at the school so children are encouraged to walk, cycle or scooter to school. The Trustees awarded a grant of £1,299 to purchase a bike shelter to encourage more children to bring their bike to school. Burston Community Primary School has 45 pupils from reception to year 6. The school runs an after-school club called TechFuture Girls, specifically designed to encourage girls to stay engaged in IT. The Trustees awarded a grant of £1,666 to purchase 10 Asus Chromebooks so that more pupils can attend the club. John Grant School, Caister-on-Sea, is a school for students with varied and complex needs. It has 135 pupils with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. The Trustees awarded a grant of £1,020 to purchase ten Balanceability pedal bikes. Moorlands Primary Academy, Belton, has 303 pupils 20% of whom are registered as having Special Educational Needs. The Trustees awarded a grant of £1,100 to purchase new books for Key Stages 1 and 2. Ringsfield Primary School is a rural school with 67 pupils. The Trustees awarded a grant of £1,036 to purchase fiction and non-fiction books. Happy Days provides respite break holidays, group activity holidays, day trips and theatre trips for children aged 3 to 17 with specials needs from poor socio-economic backgrounds. The Trustees awarded a grant of £700 to pay for a respite break holiday for a 15-year old boy from the Adnams Charity catchment area who suffers from Aspergers and ADHD. Catch22 is a national charity which works with young people who find themselves in difficult situations. Catch22 runs a project called Suffolk Positive Futures which uses sport as the way of engaging with the young people. The Trustees awarded a grant of £2,000 towards the cost of weekly open-access sports sessions in Leiston in 2016. Waveney Enterprises Craft Workshop in Beccles is a non-profit-making arts, crafts and social-skills-teaching day service for adults with a mild to moderate learning disabilities. It is open five days a week and is run by a team of skilled staff and volunteers. Currently 23 service users attend for between one and five days a week. The Trustees awarded a grant of £599 to purchase a new computer for use by the service users for education and design purposes. Involve Active Limited is a not-for-profit organisation which provides leisure activities and workshops for people aged 5 to 25 with additional needs. The Trustees awarded a grant of £570 to pay for the cost of training new staff in food hygiene and first aid. Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care offers support to anyone who has suffered bereavement, however and whenever the bereavement happened. The Trustees awarded a grant of £1,350 towards the cost of a training course for at least six volunteers to help those from within 25 miles of Southwold. Hands on HeArt, based in Great Yarmouth, is a peer-run recovery arts group for adults with experience of mental illness, addictions and substance misuse. Around 20 people attend the weekly sessions. The group is led by a committee of people with direct personal experience of the above health issues and by local volunteers and freelance art facilitators. The Trustees awarded a grant of £500 towards the cost of spinning and weaving equipment. Langley with Hardley Parish Council is responsible for the playing field shared by the two villages. The Trustees awarded a grant of £1,610 to purchase a new double swing. Blythburgh Carpet Bowls Club meets every Tuesday in Wangford. It currently has 16 members plus a small waiting list. The Trustees awarded a grant of £540 to purchase two bowls mat handling units and two scoreboards to enable the club to take on more members. Woodbridge Wheeled Warriors (Woodbridge Rugby Club) is the only wheelchair rugby club in East Anglia.  The club meets and trains weekly at Rock Barracks in Woodbridge. The club has players aged from 18 to 50 with a wide range of disabilities. The Trustees awarded a grant of £1,000 towards the cost of a Rhino defensive wheelchair for a 21-year-old man from Woodbridge. Harleston Youth Football Club is run by volunteers and parents. It has around 100 members (girls and boys) who train and play throughout the year. The Trustees awarded a grant of £600 to purchase two portable lights, to enable the children to train on their home ground during the winter months.    

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