Thank you for your generous donation to our CAP centre based at LifeSpring Church in Wolverhampton. LifeSpring partnered with Christians Against Poverty 10 years ago to provide debt advice and support to some of the most vulnerable people in our city.
Since opening in 2010 we have visited individuals and families to offer them help to become debt free through our debt repayment plan or insolvency advice.
We take a holistic approach and whilst never paying anyone’s debts for them, your donation will help with associated issues such as lack of food, loneliness, essential household items and clothing.
Some of the recent comments from clients:
“My words are not enough to describe the joy you brought me.”
“Thank you for listening to me, consoling me and inspiring me when I felt vulnerable and alone. You restored my faith in life and I am truly grateful.”
Centre Manager – Wolverhampton
Christians Against Poverty
To the Trustees of the James Beattie Charitable Trust
Thank you for your kind donation for the 1st Bilston Scout Group.
The James Beattie Trust has kindly supported the 1st Bilston Group for over 20 Years on funding for different projects but mainly with the development of our Scout Headquarters in Bilston.The 1st Bilston is one of the oldest Scout Groups in the world and have been on the site in Bilston for over 100 Years
The Scout Headquarters have continued to change over the time from a former pig sty in the Laburhams Hall to a former 1st World War hall to a purpose brick building. A few years ago the building was set on fire by vandals and the land leased. We now own the building and land and due to other buildings in the area we have to secure the site for generations to come
Denis Evans MBE
We are indeed very grateful for your donation which we received in 2019 and for your continuous support.
We are glad to let you know the impact of your donation, what we have been able to achieve with it including photos of our work with service users (The homeless, individuals and families in need of food and clothing and all those around us facing severe deprivation).
With your support, we have been helping the homeless and rough sleepers, the poor and needy, those with severe debt problems, those leaving hostels and rehab centres, those with health problems, the socially isolated, those fleeing domestic violence, those having severe depression, the underprivileged and disadvantaged, and all those within our reach whose lives are a struggle due to the hardship that they face daily.
Also with your support, we were able food, fruits, clothing, sleeping bags, furniture and household items to families and individuals who are living in poverty in order for them to step into a better and more comfortable way of living. For the homeless, we went further by helping to secure accommodation, assist them to apply for benefits and train them so they can be ready for work. In addition, for those of our service users who have a place to live and are not being able to afford electricity/gas, we provide them with electric/gas top-up vouchers, so they can have electricity, hot water, stay warm and be able to make hot meals for themselves and their children.
All items and services are provided free of charge to all our service users.
The planned outcome of our project is to help the homeless, the poor and needy, and aged people to attain a better quality of life. The key outcome is to help them to develop their independence, develop their self-confidence, increase their ability to tackle setbacks, improve their ability to identify and change negative behaviour and generally to have improved and better lives.
Kindly find attached photos of our work.
On behalf of the Team @ Giving Hands
To the Trustees of the James Beattie Charitable Trust-
Thank you so much for your generous gift for the Oasis Soup Kitchen.
This will be spent on food for the under privileged in the Wolverhampton area. We have been going now for 15 years in March, we serve up to 50 people on a Monday evening.
The idea of Oasis came one Sunday evening, 15 years ago, when my wife and I were watching Songs of Praise, in the programme it showed a lady washing the feet of the poor in a Bournemouth cemetery. We both immediately felt we should serve the poor in our local community with a soup kitchen.
Since we have started we have seen it grow from 7 on the first evening up to 40+. We serve soup a main meal and sometimes a dessert.
We have seen over the years lives changed for the better.
Our funding in the past has mainly come from the Wolves Trust, Express and Star, yourselves plus other charitable contributions.
The Good Shepherd and The Well Food Bank help us with food when they can.
Once again, from all the recipients who will benefit from your gift a very grateful thank you.
Colin & Ann Roe
Oasis Soup Kitchen
For further information, please e mail
The James Beattie Trust has supported Listening Books in delivering our audiobook lending service to many people in the local community who find it difficult or impossible to read print due to an impairment, such as arthritis, glaucoma or dyslexia. Such fantastic support has helped to spread the joy of reading throughout Wolverhampton via the spoken word.’
We very much appreciate the Trust’s loyal support for our work.
Development and Office Manager
12 Lant Street, London, SE1 1QH
020 7407 9417
FRIENDS OF BILSTON TOWN HALL was formed 7 years ago in order to bring cinema to Bilston Town Hall for the benefit of local townspeople.
In 2019, as part of the Bilston in Bloom competition, the group undertook to tidy and replant a neglected section of the gardens adjacent to the Town Hall. We removed all the weeds, brambles and anti-social detritus, raising funds to transform the previously abandoned eyesore into a pleasant, cultivated area. It was very rewarding being made aware by the comments of passers-by of the pride and interest that the gardens raised in the immediate locale. Due to the help and support of James Beattie Trust our group can continue to improve our specified area within Bilston during 2020 and beyond.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT OUR WEBSITE www.friendsofbilstontownhall.co.uk
or phone 07855 817596
St. George’s HUB, operated by St.George’s House Charity, works with marginalised and excluded men in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton. We provide a range of services for clients: a daily breakfast service; identity building support; housing, benefits and employment advice; specialist help for male victims of domestic abuse; a ‘Connect’ programme to address deep-set issues; practical life-skills sessions, e.g. IT, English, Maths; plus arts, sports, gardening and healthy living activities. The funds from the James Beattie Charitable Trust contribute to the costs of our breakfast club, allowing us to engage with rough sleepers and homeless men in the City. We support them into accommodation, efficiently and effectively whilst also providing a healthy breakfast. Without the support of the James Beattie Charitable Trust our unique range sessions for vulnerable clients would not take place; in a safe space marginalised men engage and develop a wide range of skills enabling them to live independently.
The Club which has been in existence since 1989 became a registered charity in October 2004. The object of the Club is to provide quality leisure time for our 16 Members now over the age of 40years who have a range of disabilities and support needs. Our tailored activities include arts and crafts, cultural themed evenings, indoor gardening, adapted sports and in the summer months visits to nearby places of interest. It is our hope that our activities will enable our Members to become more integrated within the community as a whole and lead to a better understanding of their needs by others. If the Club did not exist many of our Members would not have any meaningful social life. We rely on grants for funding and we are particularly grateful to the James Beattie Charitable Trust for their financial support and encouragement over many years.
Brickkiln Dunstall Gateway Club
Meets: Monday evenings 7.00 to 9.00
For further information about this club please contact Jane Ceresa
Telephone: 01902 330130
Mobile: 07931 316741