CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Children In Need

CHARITY OF THE MONTH – Children In Need

This year’s Children In Need Appeal set yet another record by raising £50, 593,013 on the night, including a £400 donation from Gladstone Brookes.

But that’s only the on-the-night total. Last year’s appeal raised £50,168,562 while the show was on the air and went on to raise a total of £60,750,000.

More than £1 billion

Though the BBC has not yet released a figure it is believed the appeal has raised more than £1 billion since it started in 1980.

Funds are split between thousands of individual projects all over the country with a number of local organisations benefitting.

Disability

Warrington Disability Partnership has received £76,250 to help with the running of the Disability Inclusive Sports Club (offering basketball, boccia, curling, football, volleyball and multi skills). The cash also helps to run the Blue Planet youth club and will develop new clubs, and activities for 1,650 local disabled children.

Gladstone Brookes is a patron of the Warrington Wolves charitable foundation and the foundation benefitted from £119,763 last year, helping it to deliver a large number of sports and activity sessions during lunchtime, after school sessions, evenings and school holidays.

Young children

They work with young children who have disabilities to increase their confidence, improve skills and reduce isolation.

Another £116,721 was given to Warrington Youth Club to manage 50-60 ‘buddy’ relationships between young volunteers and local disabled children and young people to provide social activities aimed at boosting confidence.

Virtual reality

Further afield, BASIC – the Brain And Spinal Injury Centre based in Salford – received £70,746 to fund a physical therapist to run a virtual reality therapy service for children and young people living with brain injuries.

Claire House Children’s Hospice, who have been nominated as a GB charity of the month in the past, received two awards – £29,133 for projects to develop emotional well-being for the siblings of children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses and a further £89,542 to fund a play therapist to deliver technology based therapy sessions.

Click here for the full the list of grants Northern England

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