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 www.wolverhamptonbestfootforward.com.
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,
|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.’
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
The Elders and members of the congregation, particularly the gentlemen, at St. Andrews Church, Sedgley are extremely grateful to the James Beattie Charitable Trust for their generous donation. The Male Toilets were in need of total refurbishment and the grant has allowed the church to instruct the contractor to start immediately. Community use of the buildings are important to us and in addition to our own use, persons using the rooms for pleasure, education or more sombre occasions such as funerals will now have toilet facilities to an acceptable standard.
Robert E. Chesworth
St. Andrews Church, Sedgley
The British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA) is a small national charity that supports people and their support networks who have had a diagnosis of an Acoustic Neuroma, a rare brain tumour that grows on the balance nerve and causes complete single sided deafness, along with other symptoms such as tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety and depression, less often facial palsy and occasionally cognitive impairment. We mainly support people by setting up support groups around the country; where often this is the first place those diagnosed get to meet other people with an Acoustic Neuroma. The kind grant from the James Beattie Charitable Trust will ensure that we are able to continue to support people and their support networks in the Wolverhampton area who have an Acoustic Neuroma.
British Acoustic Neuroma Association
Tapton Park Innovation Centre
Tel: 01246 550011
Office email: email@example.com
The generous funding from The James Beattie Charitable Trust enables us to provide young people with experiences that will last so many of them a lifetime.
The young people experience the full range of emotions that makes the Pioneer Centre such a great place for learning and challenge to occur. Nothing beats the resounding thunderous chorus of ‘Thank You’s’ echoing in the dining hall, the terrifying and triumphant screams throughout the activities or the watery eyes of sadness of the many unwilling to depart as they walk past reception. One thing is sure, the preparation for those young people’s future has taken a step forward.
Thank you to the Trustees for allowing us to provide these life-changing oopportunities.
Pioneer Centre, Shropshire
LUPUS UK is the only national registered charity that supports people with lupus, their friends and family. The purpose of the charity is to relieve a person suffering from lupus and to advance the education of the public and the medical profession in all aspects of the disease. The charity supports resear ch projects in the hope of one day finding a cure and funds Lupus Specialist Nurses across the UK. The charity has a strong welfare fund which provides people in desperate need of support with much-needed equipment to enhance their quality of life. The vision of the charity is ‘a world where people with lupus can live full and active lives’.
With the help of The James Beattie Charitable Trust, LUPUS UK can provide support to one, two or possibly three lupus patients with debilitating symptoms, depending upon their circumstances. Providing patients with much-needed equipment allows for a more comfortable and independent lifestyle.
Once again, thank you for supporting the work of LUPUS UK.
Social Media & Appeals Officer
St. James House
Essex RM1 3NH