Let Us Play Wolverhampton

Let Us Play would like to thank the James Beattie Trust for their grant enabling us to continue supporting the amazing

children we have the pleasure of working with. Lockdown has been especially hard for our members as the change in routine is very hard

to understand. Our families have said receiving our activity and craft packs ‘feels like Christmas’, and we know being able to see the Let Us Play team on youtube, making the craft is very comforting for our members as normality at the moment is very rare.

Let us Play have also sent make your own teddy bears with scrubs to the children with a letter for parents to try and help the children understand what’s going on and hopefully feel happier.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

With the very best regards.

Claire McKen

Let Us Play


Bilbrook Initiatives Hub

On behalf of my committee, to the board of trustees, we want to express our gratitude for the funding that you very generously donated to the Hub to help support us in our hot meal provision scheme during the current pandemic crisis.
Last week we delivered 124 meals and this week we expected to deliver more. 
So far during lockdown we have seen the demand for meals increase by 20% every week, with Sunday lunch being the most popular!
We are grateful to have George and Helen preparing the meals every day for those who need them, and as you can see, where we can, meals are delivered by bicycle!
Many thanks again.
Kindest regards
Samantha Leedham
Bilbrook Initiatives Hub
Tel: 07866 465997

Christians Against Poverty

Jean Deakin CAP Wolverhampton Centre Manager and Graham Phillips Senior Pastor LifeSpring Church with Stuart Anderson MP

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.”

Jean Deakin
Centre Manager – Wolverhampton
Christians Against Poverty
07752 139645
Working hours: Wednesday & Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm





1st Bilston Scout Group

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

Thanks again

Many Thanks

Denis Evans MBE

The Giving Hands Mission

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.

Kind regards,

George Peter

On behalf of the Team @ Giving Hands



The MSA Trust

The Multiple System Atrophy Trust was delighted to receive a grant from The James Beattie Charitable Trust, specifically for our work providing specialist support and practical help to families in Wolverhampton affected by the terminal neurodegenerative disease MSA. Our work helps our members when they are at their most vulnerable: “We took Dad to a support group, where he could see what the future looked like and learn how to make the most of the present. He spoke to your nurse and briefly escaped the isolated feeling that so many MSA patients can experience when locked in to a body that won’t do what their mind so ardently wishes. You enabled Dad to see the future, and prepare for it accordingly.
Thank you again for your support.
0333 323 4591

Oasis Soup Kitchen

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.

Yours thankfully

Colin & Ann Roe

Oasis Soup Kitchen

For further information, please e mail


Listening Books

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.

Kind regards

Robert Marchant

Development and Office Manager

12 Lant Street, London, SE1 1QH

020 7407 9417


Friends of Bilston Town Hall


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.


or phone 07855 817596




St.George’s Hub

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.

Fazia Bano
Chief Executive
Telephone: 01902 423112
St. George’s House Charity
St. George’s HUB
St. Mark’s Road
Chapel Ash
WV3 0QH.
Visit our website: wwwst-georges-house.org.uk
Registered Charity Number: 1072559.