The Alan Boswell Group Charitable Trust continues to deliver on its commitment to make a difference to charitable causes in the areas that we operate in. We wanted to provide an update on the difference our donations are making to some of the charities in the areas that we operate.
The Trust received 65 applications and donated a total of £193,381 in the last quarter.
Here are some of the grants that were made:
The Rural Coffee Caravan
The Rural Coffee Caravan will use their £2,240 donation to fund four visits to some of Suffolk’s most rural villages with the aim to tackle loneliness and isolation among the elderly community. The charity provide a free mobile community café offering tea, cake, and a friendly face.
East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA)
The EAAA will use the donation of £25,000 to fund the ability to do blood transfusions at the scene of an incident.
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)
The RABI is the farming community’s oldest charity and provides practical support and care. The donation of £5,000 will be used to support struggling farmers in Lincolnshire, for things such as helping with energy bills, supplying food packages, and even providing a farm hand if a site is short staffed due to sickness.
The Hamlet offers respite activities for children and young adults with disabilities, complex health needs, and medical conditions. Their grant of £7,607 will be used to support their Early Explorers pre-school catering.
We also received some fantastic feedback from charities that have received donations from the Trust in the past:
Ormiston Families Stars Project
In May 2022 the Trust donated £2,953 to Ormiston Families, a charity that creates a safe environment for children and families that are struggling with things like bereavement, mental health issues, and familial imprisonment. At the beginning of 2022 they took on the STARS charity and wanted to continue to provide bereavement support for children aged 4-19. The donation funded nine one-to-one counselling sessions.
Happy Days Children’s Charity
Happy Days Children’s Charity provide respite breaks, holidays, group activities, and day trips for young people aged 3-17 with special needs that are further disadvantaged by living in poor socio-economic conditions. The Trust donated £2,500 in October 2022 to fund their activities.
Earlier this year they took three groups totalling 262 children to see performances of Snow White, A Christmas Carol and The Secret Garden.