By: Katie Joyce
4th February 2020
Local Activity Centre Trust receives cash boost from M6toll
Staff from Midland Expressway Ltd (operators of the M6toll) recently visited Beaudesert Activity Centre after providing the Trust with £1500 towards their fundraising campaign.
Midland Expressway Limited’s (MEL) donation was a great boost to the Trust whose volunteers will now be able to begin work on building a grass sledging run for their young visitors.
Beaudesert Activity Centre is run and managed by the Beaudesert Trust and is a 130 acre site on the edge of Cannock Chase which provides fun and adventure for 60,000 young people a year. The Trust was founded to manage lands gifted for use by scouts, guides and other youth organisations.
In its 75 years it has provided visitors with exciting and safe day visits and overnight camping and residential experiences. The Beaudesert Trust is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment to promote learning and development of young people, working with groups such as the scouts, guides, youth groups, schools, colleges, and the Prince’s Trust.
Jeremy Cotton, Chairman said: “Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is very grateful for the donation of £1500 from Midland Expressway Ltd. The grass sledging run will add a dimension of excitement for our young visitors and specifically build upon self-confidence and teamwork!”
Stuart Spence, MEL Social Committee Member added: “It was a real pleasure to visit the Beaudesert Activity Centre and hear about the exciting activities that are available to young people and groups such as The Princes Trust. Our Drive for Charity campaign is all about supporting projects and people within the towns and villages surrounding the toll road, so we are pleased to have been able to make this contribution.”