28 February 2017

This month the Trust was able to donate over £13,000 to a variety of different causes across England:

  • The Albert Wilson Memorial Field comprises two camping sites totalling 10 acres which are available for hire by any organised camping group, predominately for young people. They will use the funding to install modern facilities and toilets for disabled visitors.
  • The Daws Hall Trust is a 25 acre nature reserve and school room with a full time environmental teacher and more than 100,000 past students. Their funding will enable them to create an accessible shelter that can be used in all weather conditions and make the fire pit and bush craft zone more accessible to disabled people.
  • CHICKS provides free week-long retreats for disadvantaged children and young carers in the countryside. Their funding will pay for three children to attend one of their retreats.
  • Cotswold Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) will use the money to help pay for the yearly running costs of one pony. Like all RDAs, it provide lessons and therapy for people with physical and mental disabilities.
  • The Magdalen Environmental Trust has partnered with Encompass to provide monthly farm visits for people of 16 and above with mild to severe learning disabilities. During the visits, these people collect eggs, feed pigs, garden and do farm related activities like wood work, a scavenger hunt or a woodland walk. The funding will pay for a year of once monthly visits for 8-10 people.