Health and sport
Life at Bamburgh Cricket Club has just got much easier for their volunteers
Bamburgh Cricket Club members are proud owners of a new sit on lawn mower with help from a contribution of £1,000 from the Trust. The equipment will help their volunteers keep the Castle Green lawn up to the highest of standards. The Green is also used by local football teams, croquet clubs and the general public who enjoy picnics, kite flying, and other family orientated activities.
The Trust awarded a grant of £15,000 over a three year period to Dementia Care who run the Bradbury Centre in the Brunswick area of Newcastle. The charity provides specialist care and independent supported living for people with dementia. The grant was given to support the cost of running a Residential Respite Care Service which provides safe and secure overnight accommodation to people with dementia and allows family members or carers to have a break and re-charge their batteries.
The Headway-Gateshead and South Tyneside Branch provides information and support to people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers to help improve their lives. The charity organise training courses, support meetings, workshops, monthly social activities and health related initiatives to help the members regain confidence and utilise their skills, experience and abilities. The Trust awarded a grant of £2,000 to help fund their operational running costs which will enable the charity to provide this valuable service.