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.
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Registered Charity Number: 1072559.

Brickkiln Gateway Club

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

EDT (Engineering Development Trust)

Thank you for your letter and kind contribution towards EDT’s Experience Days programme- we greatly appreciate your support.

Your donation will help us to support young people in Wolverhampton at a key stage of their education by delivering 2 Experience Days, enriching pupils’ learning with opportunities to engage with

industry role-models and raise their awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) courses and careers.

Thank you again for your generosity.

Yours Sincerely,

Tess Gallacher

Fundraising Officer, UK

0141 548 4152

Asthma UK

Thank you to the James Beattie Charitable Trust for your generous

donation.This will enable us to offer tailored help and advice to people with asthma in Wolverhampton and across the West Midlands region through the vital work of the Asthma UK Helpline.

An asthma attack can be terrifying. Nearly 7,900 people across the West Midlands were hospitalised by one in 2017-18.

For 168 people in the region in 2017, it was sadly fatal.Asthma UK’s vital Helpline service supports people to manage their condition and prevent life-threatening asthma attacks.

The James Beattie Charitable Trust is helping Asthma UK to continue to offer specialist advice and support to the 390,000 people with asthma across Wolverhampton and the West Midlands. This could help to reduce potential suffering and deaths caused by asthma.I

Once again, thank you for your generous support of our life-changing work.

Yours sincerely,


Tessa Neal, Trust Assistant

Asthma UK, 18 Mansell Street, London, E1 8AA

+44 (0)20 7786 4965 | | @asthmauk

Combat Stress

We are delighted that the James Beattie Charitable Trust has chosen to continue its generous support of Combat Stress. Your recent grant will help to provide community mental health services for veterans in Wolverhampton in 2019/20. The Trustees’ support is most appreciated, particularly when our mental health services for veterans with trauma-related mental health problems, such as PTSD, continue to be highly sought after across the UK. With 90% of our income comprised of voluntary donations, it’s the generosity of organisations such as The James Beattie Charitable Trust that help to ensure veterans can readily access our life-changing treatment. Thank you!

Your sincerely,

George Knight

Trusts and Foundations Assistant

Tyrwhitt House
Combat Stress
01372 587 109

The Kingswood Trust

Children at Kingswood Trust enjoy a breath of fresh air, healthy exercise and opportunities for fun and friendship in the great outdoors. They learn about nature as well as develop their confidence and independence whilst on a residential stay or day visit away from their city lives in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. Thanks to a grant from The James Beattie Trust, the charity which offers high quality learning outside the classroom opportunities can begin to improve their buildings dating back to the 1930’s through the Trust’s new window and door replacement programme. This will make a stay away from home much improved and maintain the residential accommodation, whilst helping the Trust to become more energy efficient and reduce costs.

Children across the city, many in disadvantaged circumstances have opportunities to explore the Centre’s nine acres of grounds, follow trails, meet the sheep, ducks, chickens and small pets that live on site, learn about wildlife, build dens, climb trees and enjoy freedom in the countryside. Children stay with their school or community group and enjoy family meal times, go on a night walk, sit around the camp fire and make lasting memories.

Rachel Wells Charity Manager said, “This grant from our friends at The James Beattie Trust is essential to enable children, their families

and the wider community to continue to access our much-needed projects for improved education, health and wellbeing. We hope that through publicising this amazing support that other Trusts and Foundations will choose to support Kingswood Trust too. We are very grateful.”

Discover Kingswood

01902 558132.

Small Wonders Stay and Play Group

We would like to thank The James Beattie Trust for sending Small Wonders Stay & Play Group a generous donation.  Small Wonders is run entirely by a team of over 30 dedicated volunteers and is a stay & play group in Wolverhampton which caters for 210 pre-school children & their parents/ carers each Friday.  With this donation we have been able to buy a set of wooden play panels to make a role play corner. It includes a variety of windows & doorways. This has helped us to create an area for different role play experiences including a doctor’s surgery, a garage, a puppet theatre, a vet’s surgery, a post office & a café. This wonderful area has really encouraged the children to take part in role play as they transform into characters like a shop keeper, customer or waiter.  It is a very popular part of our session loved by the children & adults alike.
Thank you for investing in us all we are so grateful.
Kindest Regards
Helen Gamble

Spinal Injuries Association

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) works to provide spinal cord injured (SCI) people and their families with the tools they need to live independent lives. Thank you to the James Beattie Charitable Trust for supporting SIA’s Peer Support Service in the West Midlands helping SCI people fulfil their potential by empowering them to rebuild their lives after injury. Our Peer Support Officer in the region is spinal cord injured himself and uses his personal experience and knowledge to provide a positive insight into life beyond injury providing practical guidance and emotional support. SIA currently has 39 spinal cord injured members living in Wolverhampton and support is delivered in Spinal Centres, Major Trauma Units, District Hospitals, including New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton and out in the community.

Trusts Co-Ordinator | Spinal Injuries Association
Tel: 01908 604191 Ext: 222 |


SIA House, 2 Trueman Place, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes MK6 2HH
Switchboard 01908 604191 | Freephone Advice Line 0800 980 0501 | Fax 01908 208547 | Website
Registered Charity No 1054097 | Registered Company No 1054097