Thirteen charities, community and sporting organisations in Yorkshire – including 11 in Hull and East Yorkshire – are sharing grants worth a total of £11,276.00 from the new Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust.
Michelle Maltby with some members of Bridlington Social Enterprise who have been awarded money from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust.
Some further information about each group and the funding received
Hull and East Riding Arthritis Care:
This group provides support for people suffering from arthritis. The group meets once a month to listen to key speakers talk about the disorder and to enjoy arts and crafts. Twice a year the group organise coach outings to theatres and other events in Yorkshire. A grant of £570.00 from The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust will fund the transport to events and meetings for those who otherwise would not be able to attend.
Jean Stevens at Hull East Riding Arthritis Care said: “We are always pleased to receive funding both small and large. We will spend this funding on the transport to meetings for those unable to walk and it will subsidise transport to coach outings which we hold twice a year. Any funding we receive is a bonus and we are grateful to Neil Hudgell Solicitors for allowing us to be involved in their Trust.”
The Humberside Youth Darts Organisation:
This group has 40 members aged between 8 and 20 that meet once a week to train their youth league. The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust has awarded the group £500 to fund new equipment, shirts, room hire and transport to games.
Frank Burniston at Humberside Youth Darts Organisation said: “We’re very pleased we have received the funding. The organisation started back in 2007 giving the kids somewhere to go and to exercise something different. Not only are they participating in a sport but they are taught to mark which improves their maths.”
City of Hull Amateur Boxing Club:
The North Hull based group is receiving £930 from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust.
Hull Ethnic Minorities Community Centre:
The centre is being given a grant of £996 from the Trust.
Easy Access Social Care (Hull and East Yorkshire):
This group is a not for profit social enterprise which provides sport leisure and recreational based health and social care to vulnerable adults and young people. The organisation was established in 2011 and currently has 119 members. The group is receiving £980 from the Trust which will be used to run multi-activity sport sessions.
Christopher Oakley, the project co-ordinator and secretary of Easy Access Social Care said: “The funding allows us to develop an all-inclusive disability sports club offering facilities to those that really need it who don’t necessarily have access.”
Cottingham Cricket Club:
This organisation accommodates a range of cricket teams for different ages, abilities and sex in West Hull. The club is receiving £1,000 from the Trust and will be used to help build a net training facility.
Rob Rhodes from Cottingham Cricket Club said: “The money received from the Trust will be a great help to the club as its helping improve our facilities and build a net training facility to assist in the training and coaching of the clubs teams which in 2013 will be four Saturday teams, a Sunday side and six junior sides including an all-girls team. The new facilities will be a great asset to this growing club.”
Priory Enterprises (East Riding) Ltd:
This group, based in Bridlington, helps people who are disadvantaged, have learning difficulties and the elderly. The £1,000 funding from the Trust will be used to provide more adventurous activities such as sketching with a professional artist, glass painting and DecoArt.
Sharron Morris at Priory Enterprises said: “From the organisation’s point of view we can help more people enrich their lives and give them a little taste of what they can experience and open their eyes to learning again.”
The Hull & East Riding Branch, National Autistic Society:
£800 from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust will provide new laptops and V-tech software for children who attend Family Fun Days hosted by the society once a month. The group offers support, advice and information to those families with a child suffering from autism.
Jacqueline Hoe at Hull & East Riding Autistic Society said: “We are delighted that Neil Hudgell Solicitors have offered us this funding which will allow us to buy new equipment for our groups. The V-tech equipment is perfect for children with autism as it uses visual elements that can help the children to learn while having fun.”
Seamer and Irton Cricket Club:
The club, near Scarborough, is receiving £800 from the Trust to build a practice net facility for the junior players. Formed around 1920, the club has 40 adult players and 30 juniors and plays at the Playing Field, Seamer, Scarborough and competes in the Scarborough Beckett League and the Derwent Beckett League.
Phil Metcalfe, Club Development Officer, said: “The organisation encourages people of all ages, ability and sex to participate in sport and especially cricket. There is also a strong social aspect of the sports club as well.”
Beat It Music CIC (Leeds):
This social enterprise, established in December 2011 which helps 20 adults with learning difficulties, aged between 19 and 64. The group uses music to help participants build confidence and develop skills. Beat It Music will use its £1,000 grant from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust to buy IT equipment and provide more taster sessions to encourage more people to get involved.
Liz Leach, from Beat It Music, said: “The funding is invaluable in helping us to continue with what we’re doing and getting more people involved as well as improving their quality of life.”
Special Times (Hull and East Yorkshire):
Special Times is receiving £1,000 from the Trust.
Pocklington and Wolds Gateway Partnership:
This community partnership is receiving £1,000 from the Trust. Established around 2000, the partnership started off as a regeneration, local tourism project. It organises community-led projects for people in Pocklington and the surrounding areas.
The funding from The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust will be spent on The Pilgrimage of Grace education days for primary schools. This is a two one-day workshop, each day giving around 120 children from local schools the opportunity to dress up, make sweets, sing and dance with a Tudor theme and re-enact the pilgrimage and hopefully do a procession into the marketplace (weather permitting). The first workshop will be held at All Saints Church, Pocklington on 16th Oct 2012 and the second workshop is yet to be confirmed.
Grahame Hicks, chairman of the Pocklington and Wolds Gateway Partnership said: “We are thrilled to bits that the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust has given us the money, it’s a massive help to us. The funding is crucial for us to be able to go ahead with the education days.
“Not only are we encouraging different members of the community to get to know each other but we’re encouraging the children to take pride in their area by learning the history of their surroundings and we’re very pleased the trust has recognised this.”
The Hull & East Yorkshire Diabetes Support Group:
£700 funding will enable the group to hire sports coaches to take part in a family day, created for those suffering from Type 1 diabetes and their families. The coaches will coordinate various activities with the children and introduce them to different sports. The committee who run the group work with the NHS to organise a range of excursions and events for the children to enjoy.
Rick Marylees at Hull & East Yorkshire Diabetes Support Group said: “The funding means that we can go ahead with hiring the coaches to play different games with the children who all love to take part in different sports. Children with diabetes are often told they can’t play sports but this is not the case and we want to encourage that.”