SI Tamworth had a very enjoyable International evening. This is the occasion when the club presents the donations from the year’s fund raising to the chosen charities. Ten of the twenty-four organisations which have received donations were represented at the event and received their cheques from President Barbara Tarpey.
This year Team Tamworth gave cheques to:-
The WELLIES Project offers therapeutic activities on farms with animals, plants and the country side for people recovering from mental ill health.
South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health (SSNMH) is an independent charity promoting and developing mental health services from the perspective of people who have an experience of mental illness throughout the six districts and borough of South Staffordshire.
St Giles Hospice is a registered charity providing high-quality medical and nursing care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as offering support for their families and helpers.The dedicated team provides individually-tailored care either at the hospice or in patients’ own homes across the region. The range of specialist services is provided free of charge to all who need it.
Tamworth Talking Newspaper brings local news to those who are unable to read it for themselves.
Starfish operates 4 drop in centres in Tamworth for the most vulnerable people in our community.
Home-Start Tamworth is a local charity which supports ordinary parents in and around Tamworth, Staffordshire, who are going through challenging times
Uganda Education Bursary
The money will go towards providing 18 bunk beds for a girls dormitory. Girls will then be able to stay overnight during exam periods rather than having to take a dangerous walk back to their homes.
Other organisations which received donations during the last 12 months were:-
SPIN is a charity formed in 1988 by a group of local parents and carers of young people with Special Needs. They formed a support network and met together regularly to take part in activities. SPIN has changed and evolved over the years, and is now a social club. Many of the original members are still part of the organisation and are now adults attending SPIN every week
Burton Wildlife Rescue is a 24 hour emergency rescue service for British wildlife and poultry/waterfowl in the UK. They take all species of wildlife and aim to rehabilitate and return to the wild. Where this is not possible they offer sanctuary to those animals that can live happily in captivity with a good quality of life
Warwickshire Wild Life Trust has worked for more than 50 years to protect wildlife and wild places and to educate, influence and inspire people about nature conservation
By adopting a beehive SI Tamworth is supporting vital research into honey bee health, and education into good bee husbandry
SI Karachi Central GEMS Project
This is an ongoing project and is considered to be very important as the project engages boys in looking at the role of girls in society and in changing their attitudes to girls
Handicap International is an independent charity working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work tirelessly alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights
Newlife is a UK charity which provides specialist disability equipment and nurses for terminally ill children.
WaterAid is an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Sight Savers work with partners in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean to help restore sight, prevent blindness and promote equality for people who are irreversibly blind.
The donation went to their donkey cart libraries which not only provide communities with a mobile library but also provide rural schools with educational books.
Aquaboxes take water filters and emergency supplies around the world, giving the gift of life to families and communities.