CHARITIES and community organisations have each been given a £250 cash boost from Rubery’s Jack’s supermarket.
The well-deserved funding from the Jack’s Support scheme goes to Birmingham Inclusion Sports Group, BlueWave Community Services CIC, Northfield Little League and Sense.
BluWave’s cash will go to the continual funds needed to cover costs for the charity, providing drivers with cosy car blankets and personalised flasks in the winter.
Carole Walker, from BluWave Community Services CIC, said: “Our drivers volunteer all year round despite the weather and many have volunteered through the pandemic and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.”
Sense’s fully accessible TouchBase Pears in Selly Oak supports children and adults with complex disabilities and holds inclusive activities for the local community.
Carl Williams, Sense’s community fund-raising manager, said she was thrilled.
“The donation will help us provide a range of new sensory toys for our Sensory Explorers pre-school group which is vital in supporting each child’s development.”
Inclusion Sports is previously Birmingham Wheelchair Basketball as it hopes to now offer more diverse activities to support inclusion, especially with the impact of Covid-19.
Andy Craddock, from Birmingham Inclusion Sports Group, said: “We aim to put the funding to supporting more activities, and training which will support more participants, breaking down more barriers in the community and supporting health and wellbeing.
Louis Chambers, Store Manager of Jack’s Rubery, said: “The Jack’s Supports scheme has been running for a while now and it’s wonderful to see how many local organisations and groups have benefited from the donation.
“It’s important to everyone at Jack’s to be able to give back to the local community who have always been so kind to us.
“We strongly recommended anyone who’s considering applying to definitely get involved, it’s amazing and anyone can win.”
The next round of the Jack’s Supports Scheme is already under way. One organisation will win a further £500.
Go to jackssupports.org.uk for more information and to apply.