From a terrible tragedy, has grown a wonderful foundation, of which we are very proud, keeping Louis’s name alive by giving valued donations to help local young people facing difficulties. We know Louis would have cared about the causes we have donated to. Support for The Louis Ross Foundation has been astonishing, raising over £100,000 in its first eighteen months, enabling us to make the following donations so far.
Having witnessed the great work done by the Sleepsafe project last winter, where we helped to take 47 people off the streets and give them shelter and guidance to improve their lives, we are delighted to donate another £5,000 to this excellent project again this winter.
Having previously funded new purpose built playground equipment, we are now pleased to be helping to fund the school’s Disneyland Trip. This will see 22 pupils, supported by 8 adults have the trip of a lifetime in April 2018.
Langside is a charity run special school in Poole for pupils aged 2 to 19 with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex medical needs. With music a very useful tool as it reaches all the children, we are pleased to be donating £1,876 to be funding the new Outdoor Musical Garden.
We have donated this amount to fund a holiday for 13 year old Amabel and her family. Amabel lives in Christchurch and has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, is registered blind and is tube-fed. Her wish is to holiday with her family and to have use of a hot tub – her favourite past-time. Make-A-Wish has organised a holiday in the Peak District in a cabin with a hot tub. Our donation will fund the holiday and all associated expenses.
This Poole-based charity supports children and adults who have physical and learning difficulties. The Coping with CHAOS service provides a range of play activities to engender a sense of self-confidence and empowerment in the children. It also offers guidance to parents. Our funding will pay for 7 sessions of Splash ‘n’ Bounce at Blandford Leisure Centre. Each session gives the children 45 minutes in the pool with one-to-one care, followed by fun on a bouncy castle. The Leisure Centre is closed to the public at this time and the parents value the safe, non-judgemental environment. This is a very popular activity and has a waiting list for children wishing to benefit.
We have helped to fund new purpose built playground equipment. By being located adjacent to the Junior Department, this area will make a difference in the pupils’ lives as they will be able to frequently visit it for regular sensory breaks, reward time and for social interaction with their peers.
We are providing money to help fund a residential weekend for bereaved children in Dorset, allowing them to share their experience with others and have fun together.
We’re proud to sponsor three-year-old Ruby for a year, providing sessions at the centre and appropriate care for this young lady who is profoundly deaf and has other difficulties.
£1000+ GIFTED (TO REACH TARGET)
We’ve pledged £1000+ to help Stanley’s family reach the target required to realise their dream of building a hydropool at home in Colehill for six-year-old Stanley.
A donation of £400 will be granted to enable a Poole teenager with complex needs to attend Brockenhurst college from September.