Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is responsible for funding three air ambulances serving communities of six Midlands counties. Since 1991, it has responded to more than 52,000 missions, making it one of the UK’s busiest air ambulance organisations. The charity seeks to support its Sky Champs’ Education Programme, engaging young people, their parents, and the educational community. It provides educational resources to empower responsible citizenship, increase knowledge of future careers and raise awareness of the charity.
The Buddy Bag Foundation provides children entering emergency accommodation with Buddy Bags, giving children a few essential items to ease the transition into emergency care, restoring a sense of safety and security. The community-led project was established in response to the rising number of children who have been victims of domestic violence. This donation will fund more Buddy Bags (each cost £25), which are delivered back into the community to children in the women’s refuge.
Hospital Radio Stafford began broadcasting in 1972 and currently broadcasts to County Hospital Stafford, Cannock Chase Hospital, the Royal Stoke University Hospital and Katharine House Hospice, Stafford, 24 hours a day, providing entertainment for many people. To secure the future of the radio station, the self-governed charity is fundraising to replace ageing broadcasting equipment and to refurbish an aging studio, which has been untouched for 30 years.
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is the local wildlife charity dedicated to looking after Staffordshire’s wildlife and wild places. The charity has been working closely with the community since 1969. With dedicated volunteers, SWT looks to introduce a series of community engagement sessions, catered for children, young adults and families. The sessions will promote spending more time outdoors, providing health benefits, reducing social isolation, developing skills and offering activities for young people and families to learn together.
The Stephen Sutton Multi-Academy Trust works to create improved prospects for young people. It takes its inspiration from Stephen Sutton who, after being diagnosed with cancer, raised more than £3 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust and passed away in 2014 aged just 19. This donation would furnish a training room, enabling young people to update and improve employability skills. The charity aims to remove employment barriers, targeting those hardest to reach in the community.