Weatherseal's Charity & Bursary Work
Joint Aid Management (JAM)
Weatherseal have been sponsors of JAM since 2007 and have raised over £130,000 to date through fund raising events and the kind donations of our staff. We are really proud of the massive efforts our team has put into supporting this worthy cause.
JAM is an international non-profit organisation that since 1984 has provided nutritional relief to Africa's children. Their goal is to feed one million children a day and are currently just over half way there.
Just £3 can feed a child for a month.
It is simply amazing how invaluable this money becomes when we see the positive impact it has on the children's lives - we will continue to raise money for JAM and push past the £150,000 marker in 2013 whilst continuing to spread the word about this fantastic charity.
Weatherseal ‘Window of Opportunity’ Bursary
We've received over 300 applications through both Real Radio and our own website, an unbelievable response from across Scotland. Below are some of the groups that we have helped with the Weatherseal Bursary.
St. Michael’s Day Care Centre
The centre is based in Linlithgow and provides breakfast, a 3 course lunch, transport, therapeutic activities and most importantly a safe, friendly environment for frail, elderly disabled people in the area.
They celebrated their 25th Anniversary by receiving £500 to buy new resources for the centre and allow them to vary the daily activities on offer.
Yorkhill Children’s Hospital Radio Lollipop
The hospital radio station was raising money for an audio system within the children’s intensive care unit as they are not allowed radios in this section. Paul Harper was making a guest appearance on the station in early December and took the opportunity to announce a donation of £500 from us towards the fund raising effort.
Some of the mother’s contacted us for help as they were down to the last £6 in the bank account and struggling to keep the group going. They were awarded £500 to help throw a Christmas party for the children as well as buy new toys and arts and crafts equipment.
Rawyards Youth Club
Rawyards provide arts & crafts, cooking, group games and development work for 5-16 year olds in an underprivileged area with lots of unemployment and anti-social behaviour.
They were awarded £500 to help fund a Christmas outing for the members of the youth club as they had tried and failed to do this since 2009 due to lack of funding.
Greater Maryhill Outreach Project
The project aims to take children in the area off the streets and into a safe environment where they are also taught vital ‘life-skills’ such as leadership, communication and working in teams.
They received £500 from the bursary towards the cost of sending some of their members on a leadership development course.
The Cottage Mental Health Resource Centre
The Cottage provides practical and emotional support to adults with experience of mental health problems and their carers. The group meet to do arts & crafts which helps members develop relationships with others and develop peer support networks.
They were given £500 to buy new materials for the centre and help with general running costs.
Aberlour Childcare Trust
The trust is one of only three centres in Scotland for runaway children and Aberlour are the only one with bed space. Over 9,000 children run away or are forced out of their homes every year in Scotland and the trust also go into schools to try and educate children on who they can talk to.
£500 was awarded from the bursary to help buy kits for all the children who arrive at the centre.
Linn Park Youth Club
The club is for young people aged 14-25 who have learning and physical disability. The needs of the youngsters vary from cerebral palsy to epilepsy and visual impairment. One of the most popular nights was their karaoke night but the TV was recently damaged and there was no money to replace it.
The group were awarded £400 to purchase a new TV and get the singing started again!
Linlithgow First Responders
The First Responders provide vital support to the ambulance service in the local community by carrying out first aid on patients while they await the ambulance turning up. The group are always looking for new members but the cost of new uniforms and medical equipment is high.
They received £480 which covered the cost of four new kits for their members.
Inverclyde Down Syndrome Support Group
The group was set up by parents who have children with down syndrome to help raise money for speech and language therapy courses to help aid the youngsters development. The group raises money by entering marathons and doing various other challenges and we gave them £500 towards the cause.
Real Good Feel Good Bursary
In July 2011 we launched our Real Good, Feel Good bursary with the Colin & Justin Sunday Show on Real Radio. Weatherseal have been extremely fortunate through the years to have fantastic support from our customers within local communities so we wanted to give something back.
Some of the Groups that we have helped so far.
The Stobhill Kidney Patient Association are a very worthy group who aim to give support to those familys affected by kidney failure. They contacted us asking if we could donate £500 pounds to their cause and we were only glad to be able to make a difference.
The £500 was handed over by Justin and Colin on their show on Real Radio during the Real Good Feel Good promotion sponsored by Weatherseal, as were each of the fantastic charitys and groups below.
Newmains Hammers Football Team were awarded with brand new strips sponsored by Weatherseal. Good luck boys in the 2010/11 season, do us proud!
The Bathgate Community Centre Playgroup were supplied with funds to buy brand new furniture for the centre.
Newbuyers PPG were awarded £250 to pay for information fliers to be printed and sent out to spread the word about this brilliant charity.
The Drumchapel Disabled Action Group were given a fantastic £1000 to pay for tutors to teach vital skills to the children.
Food Train Scotland were extremely grateful to be provided with Winter Kits for their vans which given the poor weather of the last few winters will provide excellent backup for those who really depend on FTS.
The Arden Youth Group were awarded £1250 to help arrange days out and teach life skills.
The Weatherseal Bursary is a fantastic opportunity for local communities and groups to apply for funding. To apply for the Weatherseal Bursary is very easy - all you need to do is to send us an email to email@example.com or simply click here and tell us why you believe your chosen group needs the support.
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