Nineteen more community groups across Yorkshire have received funding totalling £12,295 from the Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust.
Recipients include the East Riding’s first Powerchair football team – which enables people using electric wheelchairs to take part in a sport – a project developing a sensory garden and a Bradford-based network of 200 clubs which organises a wide range of activities for adults and youngsters to enjoy together. The groups benefitting are:
• East Riding Electric Eels, Hull (£1000)
• Hull & East Riding Fellowship (£500)
• Dorchester Parents Group, Hull (£500)
• Cobra Archers, Goole (£395)
• Treasured Steps, Hull (£1,000)
• Bridlington Cricket Club (£1,000)
• Thorpes Hub Ltd, Hull (£1,000)
• Women – Accede, Hull (£350)
• Densholme Community Farm, Hull (£1,000)
• Wado UK, Hull (£1,000)
• Jackie’s Jokers, Hull (£500)
• Southcoates Community & Parent Group, Hull (£300)
• Bradford Phab (£500)
• Kingston Amateur Boxing Club, Hull (£1,000)
• Beverley Cougars Basketball Club, Beverley (£250)
• Sutton Trust Action Group Community Association, Hull (£400)
• Hulls Angels Roller Dames (£400)
• East Hull ABC, Hull (£1,000)
• Root Theatre, Hull (£200)
Click on the links above to find out how the beneficiaries will be using the funds.
These latest recipients mean that 43 organisations have now benefitted from funding from Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust since it was officially launched in April 2012.
The Trust was established to mark the 15th anniversary of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, specialists in compensation claims for personal injury, medical negligence and professional negligence. The firm, which employs 100 staff, serves clients in England and Wales from three offices in Hull, one in Leeds and one in the West Midlands.
Every three months, the Trust allocates funds to a variety of organisations, each receiving up to £1,000 – a possible total of £60,000 a year – to encourage grassroots activities across Yorkshire which support local communities and promote sport, health, wellbeing and educational aspiration.
Neil Hudgell, Managing Director of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, comments: “We’re once again delighted to be able to help a wide variety of organisations which are clearly having such a positive impact and helping their local communities.
“We’d like to encourage eligible organisations from across Yorkshire to apply for the funding as we hope the Trust will benefit as many people in the county as possible.”
The trust is administered by the Hull and East Yorkshire Community Foundation.
Nigel Mills, Chief Executive of the HEYCF, adds: “The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust is a first class example of corporate social responsibility which is making a real difference to many smaller organisations and charities, particularly in the challenging economic climate we’re all now operating in.
“We’re delighted to be involved in the scheme and would be pleased to offer advice and support to any groups considering applying for funds.”