BENEFICIARIES

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.

THE BUS SHELTER DORSET

£2000 GIFTED
This Weymouth-based project provides warmth, shelter, food and companionship to individuals who are homeless and wanting direction to help them improve their lives. Our donation of £2,000 will pay for essential night-time staffing.
justgiving.com/thebusshelterdorset

HORSERENITY

£2000 GIFTED
10-year old Edward faces autism, tourettes, ADHD and a processing disorder. Unable to cope with mainstream school, he has been excluded and has missed 2 years of schooling. However, he benefits greatly from Horserenity in Spetisbury, where discrete education is delivered through animal therapy and outdoor pursuits. Only there is Edward happy, relaxed and learning. Our donation of £2,000 will pay for 20 sessions.
horserenity.co.uk

DOWNTON4FAMILY

£500 GIFTED
Downton4Family provides trained volunteers to support families who are facing challenging times. The service offers listening and encouragement to empower families to change their lives for the better. Our donation of £500 will help with training costs and administration, such as DBS checks.
downton4family.org.uk

ASHLEY’S BIRTHDAY BANK

£2000 GIFTED
Serving Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch, this incredible charity offers vital services to underprivileged or neglected youngsters and to families fleeing situations such as domestic violence or human trafficking. Our donation of £2,000 worth of Primark vouchers will help clothe these youngsters and families in need.
ashleysbirthdaybank.com

WIMBORNE WAGTAILS

£1325 GIFTED
Wimborne Wagtails is a sociable swimming club for people of all ages with a physical or mental disability. The club meets at Wimborne’s QE Leisure Centre every Saturday morning. We were pleased to donate £1,325 that will be used to train young volunteer lifeguards.
wimbornewagtails.org.uk

SLEEPSAFE

£5000 GIFTED
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.
faithworkswessex.org.uk/our-projects/hope-rough-sleepers-bcars/

 
BEAUCROFT SCHOOL

£1000 GIFTED
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.
beaucroft.dorset.sch.uk

 
LANGSIDE SCHOOL

£2376 GIFTED

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 also gifted an additional £500 to provide the children with a treat!

diverseabilities.org.uk/langside/

 
MAKE-A-WISH

£2739 GIFTED
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.
make-a-wish.org.uk

 
DIVERSE ABILITIES COPING WITH CHAOS

£2177 GIFTED

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.

diverseabilities.org.uk/children/copingwithchaos

 
BEAUCROFT SCHOOL

£5000 GIFTED

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.

beaucroft.dorset.sch.uk

 
MOSAIC

£2066 GIFTED
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.
mosaicnetwork.co.uk

 
THE ELIZABETH FOUNDATION

£3000 GIFTED
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.
elizabeth-foundation.org

 
SLEEPSAFE
£5000 GIFTED
The project run by Faithworks Wessex that affords shelter and guidance to homeless people who want to improve their lives. We funded the project for a month.
faithworkswessex.org.uk/our-services/rough-sleepers/
 
STANLEY’S HYDROHOUSE

£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.

 
TRANSPORT BURSARY

£400 GIFTED
A donation of £400 will be granted to enable a Poole teenager with complex needs to attend Brockenhurst college from September.

 
POOLE YOUNG CARERS
£4000 GIFTED
The Foundation’s donation will fund four months’ worth of outings to improve the lives of hard-working Young Carers.