Where your money goes
School for Parents 26 Apr 2015
Paul and Angela enjoyed a trip to School for Parents to see their new PODD software in action, along with new toys and learning aids supplied by Hearts of Angels. School for Parents are a Nottingham based charity that supports babies and pre-school children with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy that cause motor disorders and motor development delays. They also run specialist projects to help children with Down’s Syndrome improve their communication skills.
Find out more: www.schoolforparents.org
Homestart—Newark 12 Apr 2015
Homestart offers a unique service, recruiting and training volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support. The families they help have at least 1 child under 5. years of age. Hearts of Angels were able to supply them with new toys, which were very much appreciated by the kids—once we’d pried them away from the noisy adults!!!
Find out more: www.homestartnewark.co.uk
Speech, Sign and Song Club 04 Apr 2015
Hearts of Angels were delighted to donate £100 tohelp buy ‘Introduction Packs’ for new group members joining the Speech, Sign and Song Club. The packs will help 2 to 5 year olds with speech difficulties, sometimes caused by Autism, Down’s Syndrome or ADHD. The children may also have other language needs and/ or learning difficulties.
Find out more: www.speechsignsing.co.uk
Treetops Hospice 19 Jan 2015
Today I enjoyed our trip to Treetops Hospice with Angela Bird & Barbara Upton. A guided tour around their new Bereavement Centre - feeling humble after seeing the fabulous work they do each and every day. Barbara gave them £1100 kindly donated by friends and family in memory of husband Mike Upton, who crewed for me at Pulse, and Hearts of Angels topped that up with another £900 kindly donated by dancers. Huge thanks again to everybody that continues to give so generously - it does make a difference to peoples lives :0)
Find out more: http://www.treetopshospice.org.uk
Jess and Georgia 21 Jul 2014
£350 to Jess and Georgia. These are the before and after pictures of Jess' bedroom. Hearts of Angels felt compelled to help with this makeover and to help granny Linda keep her promise to her dying daughter, Sarah, that she would decorate both 10 year old Jess', and her sister Georgia bedrooms, which had both got into a mess during her illness. Sarah was an old school friend of Angela's and diagnosed with breast cancer just 3 days after Angela, and just 3 months after her partner's and dad to Jess and Georgia, untimely death. Unfortunately 2 years after their dads death, their mum Sarah was also cruelly taken from them in May 2014 following the spread of her cancer. Since then granny Linda, despite her own loss, has been doing a sterling job of taking care of Jess and Georgia, it was such a privilege to be able to help this family out, who have been an inspiration to many.
Hearing Dogs 06 Jul 2014
Description to come.
Find out more: http://www.hearingdogs.org.uk
The Samaritans 14 Jan 2014
£100 to The Samaritans. As a fund raising exercise the Nottingham Samaritans asked 100 local businesses to donate £100 to help them continue their great work helping others. Paul and Angela are pictured with Nottingham dancer and Samaritans volunteer Peter Sturgess, presenting him with a cheque for £100.
Find out more: http://www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-nottingham
Women's Aid Integrated Services 10 Jul 2013
Handing over the £1,000 cheque to Women's Aid Integrated Services Angela Bird and I had the pleasure of meeting up yesterday with Nottingham dancer Jane Davis and Jennifer from Women's Aid Integrated Services. We were pleased to be able to present them with a cheque for £1,000 raised by local dancers.
Watersafe UK 04 Jul 2013
Watersafe UK receiving their new Walkie Talkies Angela and myself had the great pleasure of meeting the Volunteers from Watersafe UK on Saturday and giving them their new Two Way Radios, bought with money raised by local dancers, to help in their search and rescue work. Check out their page for more info on the great work they do, unpaid, in the East Midlands - fingers crossed we'll never need them!
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/wuksart