Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward is a community initiative devised and organised by the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton.

Its unique fundraising concept took three years to develop and, since 2013, has raised Over £140,000 for the benefit of needy causes in and around our city.  A special feature of the event is that it is also used by other groups to raise and retain funds for their own use.

The essential driver in making the event possible is the support of some 40 Patrons – community minded companies and organisations which donate the funds necessary to make it happen.

One of the first, and most significant, Patrons to pledge support for Best Foot Forward was The James Beattie Charitable Trust and their importance to the event is readily, and gratefully, acknowledged.

For more information about Best Foot Forward, take a few minutes to visit

Changing Tunes Midlands


Tunes Midlands have been generously supported by the James Beattie Charitable Trust to work in HMP/YOI Brinsford and HMP Featherstone.

We have been working to change the lives of young offenders through Music and Mentoring, building relationships and modelling behaviour as well as developing songs and concerts for Friends and Family within the prisons and working to provide hope and better mental health circumstances in working to reduce  reoffending.
many thanks

Dave Perryman
Business Development and Operations Manager
Tel 07538237349

Dream Makers

Dream Makers provide respite holidays for children and their families in one of our Fully adapted disabled homes in Torquay Devon.

We have been a registered charity since 1995.

Our homes provide disabled and severely sick children with a weeks holiday in a beautiful part of the country enabling them to be just be children and enjoy whatever time they have as a family together or just maybe away from constant hospital visits and chemotherapy /operations and so much more.

The feed back we receive makes such an impact on the wellbeing and rebuilding strength to go forward with whatever they have to endure next.

The funds go towards the running and upkeep of the constant wear and tear on our homes and also the fee’s we encounter keeping them on site and the amenities that are used.

It is with enormous thanks to trusts such as James Beattie for their continued support in helping us continue.

Juney Walsh Cooper


01675 442 555

07816 124 889


We were so delighted to receive the very kind donation from the Trustees of the James Beattie Charitable Trust.

Spina bifida and hydrocephalus (SBH) are complex conditions that affect mobility, learning and health. The charity Shine provides free membership and specialist support, pre-birth and beyond, for anyone living with SBH, their families and professional care network. We support 35 members in Wolverhampton, and are always welcoming new members, including families with newborns.

Families can feel overwhelmed by a diagnosis, and we provide skilled guidance and reassurance at home, hospital and clinic, arrange peer support groups and family events, and help parents to access disability benefits and equipment for their child.

Learning and development can be very challenging for a child with complex disabilities, compounded by missing so much at school through health complications. We provide resources and training for health professionals, and reach out to local schools, so that children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus feel included and have a strong start that sets them up in life.

Debra Chand, Trusts Development Officer,

01733 555988

42 Park Road, Peterborough, Cambs, PE1 2UQ


‘React is a small charity that improves the quality of life of terminally ill children cared for by financially disadvantaged families. The charity will provide any item deemed a ‘basic, essential need’, including specialist, mobility, educational and developmental equipment, as we believe every child has the right to live a life of comfort and dignity, no matter how short that life may be.

Through the generosity of The James Beattie Charitable Trust, terminally ill children living in Wolverhampton will receive urgently needed aid and equipment. We would like to thank the Trust for its compassion and support which has led to relief for so many.’ 

Vicky Andreas
St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road
Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 8940 2575
‘Giving depth to short lives’
Charity Registration Number: 802440/SC038067