Friends Of Bilston Town Hall.

Our grateful thanks to Beattie’s Trust for helping fund the Friends of Bilston Town Hall gardens improvements, 2020.

To tend the gardens during the Covid 19 lockdown was a rewarding occupation in itself as we are unable to feature films in the Town

Hall Ballroom during the present crisis. Both levels of the gardens have matured pleasantly and are greatly appreciated by the townsfolk.

We are trying to entwine local and national celebratory dates within the gardens (such as “Black Country Day” flag flown on 14th July),

National Remembrance Day will be significantly manifested this year.

Thank you for helping transform a neglected area into the town garden of which we are extremely proud.


Best regards,

Astrid Hupperdine,

Friends Of Bilston Town Hall.

The Haven Wolverhampton

We were delighted to receive your letter advising that the Trustees of The James Beattie Charitable Trust agreed to make a donation  to The Haven Wolverhampton.  This is wonderful news – on behalf of everyone at The Haven, thank you very much.

As a long-time supporter of our work you will understand the impact domestic abuse can have on the women and children we support. As such, we can’t thank you enough for your support which will enable more women and children to leave abuse in their past, overcome trauma, and move forward to a brighter future.

“The Haven support has provided a safe space for me to talk about how I feel, my fears, concerns for my son’s wellbeing. The Haven provide a support person to attend court hearings with me which is crucial support to help me keep strong which also helps me to stay resilient for my child.” – Anon

The Haven Wolverhampton supports women and dependent children who are vulnerable to domestic violence, homelessness and abuse. Through our five communal refuges in Wolverhampton (which provide accommodation to 62 women and up to 100 children at any one time), and support to those living in the community – in their own homes alone, or with the perpetrator – our focus is on holistic service provision under one roof, so women and children get all the help they need through their journey away from abuse. We can’t thank the Trustees of The James Beattie Charitable Trust enough for their very kind support, which will enable more women and children to leave abuse in their past, overcome trauma, and move forward to a brighter future.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Abbiss
Grants Officer

The Haven Wolverhampton  | 01902 904 677



SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary Academy & Nursery

Thank you so much for pledging such a generous donation to support our Going that Extra Mile campaign to ensure that we have met our fund-raising target. This has lifted the staff in school so much brought much excitement to the children at home and in school as they realise what we will be able to provide that they can all look forward to in September. It is a very difficult time for schools and our fundraising efforts and this project have been an enormous success in terms of uniting the school community, engaging hard to reach children, motivating families to achieve things together and to be achieve and now exceed our end financial goal  is the icing on the cake!
We look forward to sending you a thank you from the children when our new equipment is in place being enjoyed by our children.
Thank you for helping us end this academic year on a real positive that we can always look back on and be proud of having achieved in a very challenging time.
Kindest regards
Jenny Byrne

SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary Academy & Nursery

Hordern Road




Tel: 01902 556447

Fax: 01902 556441

Wolverhampton MS Therapy Centre

A Hidden Gem!

Situated alongside the canal at Newbridge is the M S Therapy Centre.  Set up in 1986 to help people who

suffer from Multiple Sclerosis.  A warm welcome awaits visitors in a lovely setting backing on to the canal. Members and their families/carers can sit around the large table and chat while waiting for their appointments.  On sunnier days the terrace is available to watch the world go by (or the odd narrowboat or two).

Our charity has been providing therapies and support to our members and their families/carers in the local area and throughout the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire for 33 years in September this year.  The centre has a small staff team and a number of volunteers who give their time each week. Members self-refer to us who have Multiple Sclerosis, other neurological conditions, along with members who have cancer, strokes, sports injuries and more.

The centre offers oxygen under pressure in a chamber and more recently members who cannot go in to the chamber for what- ever reason can sit outside of the chamber breathing oxygen through a mask.

We offer physiotherapy, reflexology and other holistic therapies such as massage, reiki and psychotherapy.

Our objective is to be able to continue to offer our services to our members who currently use our lovely facilities but also to try and help more families out in the community who may need our support.  To enable us to do this we have to raise over £150,000 per annum.  Our members pay a contribution towards the cost of their therapy and we are very grateful to receive donations from  organisations such as the James Beattie Trust whose recent donation of £2125.00 will go towards helping the centre become COVID safe for our members enabling them to have their own masks when they return following the lock down .

Wolverhampton & District M S Therapy Centre Ltd. Registered Charity No. 701791

Meadow View Wharf, (off Tettenhall Road), Wolverhampton, WV6 0JT Tel: 01902 744888.

Email:  Website:


Wolves Play Cafe

On behalf of Wolves Play Café I would like to say a huge thank you to the James Beattie Charitable Trust  for your generous donation of £557.20 for the Play at Home Activity Packs Project.

The funds have enabled us to carefully develop and resource 20 Play At Home Packs which will be distributed by working with Low Hill Nursery School. They will support families with young children in the area by providing quality resources, books and activities to support playing and development of little ones at home at this challenging time. The funding also has provided the opportunity for the organisation to be able to reproduce the packs in the future to further support families and enable investment in Wolves Play Café’s accessible play opportunities across the city.

We have shared the project via social media and will be posting a short blog about the project including photos and testimonials on our website as well.

Thank you again for your contribution to supporting young children and caregivers in our city.

Kind regards,

Lisa Stallard

Co-Founder and Chair

Lisa Stallard, Co-Founder



fb: Wolves Play Cafe

tw: @wolvesplaycafe

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