Two Bradford-based activity groups for people with disabilities are amongst the latest recipients to benefit from funding from the Neil Hudgell Trust.
Chellow Hearts, based at Chellow Heights School, Thorn Lane, Bradford has been awarded £990 to purchase ‘Glide Bikes’ which are specifically designed for children with a range of different disabilities.
These bikes will form part of the group’s new outdoor learning area – an interactive road used to teach road safety and cycling proficiency for children with disabilities in a safe environment. Youngsters involved in the project have a variety of disabilities including learning, medical, physical and sensory needs.
Meanwhile, Apperley Bridge-based Disability Rocks has received £944.20 from the Trust. The group provides music and arts experiences for disabled people, their families, friends and carers; and the funding will be used to purchase a new marquee for the organisation’s annual festival in June.
More than 50 organisations across Yorkshire have now benefitted from funding from Neil Hudgell Trust since it was officially launched in April 2012.
The Trust was established to mark the 15th anniversary of 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 offices in Leeds and Hull.
Jo Hudgell, who heads The Neil Hudgell Trust, said: “In every community there’s a wealth of initiatives which aren’t in the public spotlight but which do tremendous work to encourage and inspire local people. We want to support these groups and their valuable, but often unrecognised, contribution to community life and spirit.
“We hope more and more local organisations will apply to us for funding so that we can continue to provide financial support.”
Application forms and guidance for organisations wishing to find out more about funding from the Neil Hudgell Trust are available here.