The Pioneer Centre

The Trustees have been kind enough to support our work with a very generous donation earlier this year and the photos show the pleasure and excitement the children get from the outdoor activities.  It enhances team building skills, self-esteem and confidence and provides the young people with life-long memories.

Kind regards

Isabel  Whittaker

Isabel Whittaker



01604 499699
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1st Albrighton Scout Group

The James Beattie Trust kindly agreed a generous donation towards us replacing old flooring in

our Scout Hut with a new damp proof membrane, base and carpet tiles. This will greatly improve and enhance our building and make it a much better and safer place for the young people of Albrighton to enjoy their activities.  We are actively encouraging wider use by community Groups in our village to enjoy our wonderful facility during the day, in addition to the 100 + young people in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Girl Guides.

The work is scheduled for the end of September. Photographs of the new flooring will be posted as soon as the work is completed.
I send my heartfelt thanks to the trustees.
Kind regards

Jon Gill
District Commissioner
Rest of the World District
British Scouting Overseas

Dream Makers Children’s Charity

I would like to take this opportunity to say an enormous thank you on behalf of the children and their carers for your very kind donation.

This money will help support children in and around Wolverhampton area with assistance to much needed respite holidays in one of our mobile homes in Torquay, Devon.

Our homes are for full disabled use with ramp and walk in shower and hoist for easy access to the bedroom, they are fully wheelchair friendly too 😊and many a happy child has left feeling refreshed and ready to face whatever life throws at them again…..with the hope of something nice to look forward too.


This donation will provide hope for the continuation of the future of our work and for dream makers to move into 2021 and beyond with being able to say yes and help realise their wish for a respite holiday.

This last 18 months have been somewhat challenging  and at times worrying for the future of Dream Makers however here we are once more holding on and moving forward, so here is to a brighter future for us all and many more happy faces. 😊😊

It is only with the help of trusts such as yours we are able to continue, so would you kindly reach out and say thank you too for all the support to those that have enabled you to make this huge donation…… 😊

My kindest wishes

Juney Walsh Cooper


Dream Makers Children’s Charity


Charity Reg No 1045148

Tel :        01675 442 555

Mobile : 07816 124 889

Wildside Activity Centre

May I first of all thank you and your fellow members of the James Beattie Trust for the generous gift you have given to Wildside Activity Centre.

Your donation will help us to continue providing much needed services to the communities of Wolverhampton. In particular it will enable us to continue funding our Little Explorers group which works with pre-school children, engaging them in play and providing educational experiences based around the principles of Forest School learning.


Wildside Activity Centre: All ages, all abilities –reconnecting people with nature.

Situated in the Whitmore Reans area of Wolverhampton, Wildside Activity Centre enables enjoyment of the outdoors by providing adventurous and environmental activities, promoting wellbeing and an underlying appreciation of the natural world. Offering opportunities for learning, challenge, health improvement and personal development it seeks to foster respect for the environment, helping safeguard our planet for future generations.

As an Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre, Wildside provides the basis of an informal approach to learning in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Qualified and experienced staff supply the expertise to ensure that any visit is a learning, rewarding and memorable experience to individuals and groups alike and the centre strives to ensure its activities are fully accessible to people with additional needs so that it is a resource that is available to all the people and communities of Wolverhampton.

 Mark Hand                                                                                                                  Business Development Manager

Wildside Activity Centre

01902 754612


Spinal Injuries Association

Thank you to The James Beattie Charitable Trust for your donation of £1,000 in October 2020 towards our Support Network for the spinal cord injured (SCI) community in the West Midlands.

As a valued supporter of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), whose donation has saved and changed the lives of many people affected by spinal cord injury, I’d like to share with you the below video:

It’s thanks to support from The James Beattie Charitable Trust that we’ve been able to continue helping spinal cord injured people, their families and the healthcare professionals that care for them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thank you for your continued support of our work during what’s been such a challenging time for everyone. You have made it possible for us to keep offering life-changing support and life-saving interventions.

Best wishes,


Hannah Midson-Baker
Fundraising Officer
Tel: 01908 208543 | Off: 01908 604191 (ext: 176)

To visit our website- pleaseCLICK HERE


Thank you from the Giggle Doctors

Thank You to the James Beattie Charitable Trust

We are so grateful to the James Beattie Charitable Trust for their continued and generous support for over and amazing ten years! This has supported our Giggle Doctor Programme at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and has meant that our Giggle Doctors have been able to visit hundreds of children in that time.

What we do at

At the Theodora Children’s Charity, we believe that all children have the right to play and have fun. The mission at the heart of our work is to contribute to the wellbeing of all children, and in particular those that are sick, or have special educational needs or disabilities. We do this by providing visits from professional performers, trained to work in a medical environment and with children with complex needs.

Our Giggle Doctors visit children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centres across England, as well as digitally through our virtual visit programme. By combining music, play, magic and storytelling, they bring magical moments to children in challenging times. We believe that all children receiving medical care should experience the joy that only a Giggle Doctor can bring.

A Giggle Doctor visit isn’t just about one magical moment. It can have a significant and lasting impact on a child’s well-being and perception of the hospital environment.

“Because of the Giggle Doctors my daughter actually looks forward to coming to hospital for chemotherapy.”

“The Giggle Doctor visits have helped my son to interact as he has developed a phobia of medical staff and the Giggle Doctors have helped him be less scared of people on the ward.”

Marianne Louca
Giggle Doctor Fundraising Manager

T      +44 (0)20 7713 0044
M      +44 (0)7507 729 633

The Theodora Children’s Charity

40 Pentonville Road, N1 9HF London
T      +44 (0)20 7713 0044
Registered charity: 1094532

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Edward’s Trust

Edward’s Trust has been providing vital services to families for over 32 years. The James Beattie Trust has kindly funded us to support children in Wolverhampton who are bereaved of a parent, sibling, grandparent or friend. 2020 has been an especially difficult year for grieving families, and especially for grieving children. Feelings of isolation are common in grief, with the Covid pandemic isolating people even further, and the usual comforting rituals around death – funerals and wakes, hugs from extended family and friends – are restricted. Our support helps children talk about how they are feeling and helps them remember  their loved one in a way that acknowledges the long-term nature of their grief but allows them to live their lives to the fullest.

Emma Wright

Fundraising and Evaluation Manager

Switchboard:  (0121) 456 4838

Listening Books

Listening Books is delighted to have received The James Beattie Trust’s support to deliver our fantastic audiobook service to many people in the local community who find it difficult or impossible to read print due to an impairment, such as arthritis, macular degeneration 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.

Robert Marchant | Development and Office Manager

12 Lant Street, London, SE1 1QH

020 7407 9417

Reg. Charity No. 264221   Patron: Stephen Fry   The national UK charity providing an audiobook lending service for over 90,000 members with a print impairment.


Canal & River Trust

Canal & River Trust is the charity that looks after and brings to life the nation’s canal network.  We are delighted that the trustees of James Beattie Charitable Trust are supporting our Let’s Fish! project in Wolverhampton. 

Through Let’s Fish! we will deliver free hands-on angling coaching sessions on Wolverhampton’s canals to encourage people of all ages, but especially children and their families to enjoy fishing on their local waterway.  Wolverhampton is blessed with many miles of canals which are within easy walking distance for lots of people.  Fishing is a great way to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of being outside and reconnecting with nature and can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.

Kind regards

James Dennison

Enterprise Manager (Black Country & Staffordshire)

West Midlands Region

M 07484 912898


Canal & River Trust

Ground Floor, Aqua House, 20 Lionel Street, Birmingham, B3 1AQ

Charity Number 1146792

Hands On Wednesfield

Thanks to the kind and generous donation from the James Beattie Trust, local community volunteer group, Hands On Wednesfield (HOW), were able to purchase and distribute toys to children from families who were facing financial hardship this Christmas..
HOW joined forces with the Christmas Lunch Project, who had identified those in need and had organised a food parcel for 800 families.
The James Beattie Trust donation, along with others, allowed us to fund presents for 140 children in the Wolverhampton area.
A small army of volunteers came to help with gift wrapping and then distribution to the homes of these families, helping to make their Christmas just that little bit more special.
We can’t thank you enough for this donation, which was even more needed in these difficult times.
Simon Archer
Hands On Wednesfield