Category Archives: Community Chest 2016

This page has the information and stories for community chest 2016

Flying the nest

We received this report from Heather James at Ladywood school about the Flying The Nest activity which was funded through the community chest last year.

It certainly looks like they all had a great time

Thanks heather for sharing this with us. Here is the report.

flying the nest report.docx

On 26th and 27th of July the children from Ladywood and Dallimore schools in reception, year 1 and 2 enjoyed the interactive show by Flying the Nest.

The children were transported to the wonderful world of British Birds through a theatrical experience.

“The best bit was feeding the different birds in their nests and getting the worms!” Year 1 Ladywood Child

“The show was brilliant, I just chuckled from start to finish and I’m still singing the songs now.  Watching the children come alive was brilliant.” Ladywood learning mentor

“The children’s confidence grew and grew as they took part, they all just loved it.” Dallimore teacher

On 26th and 27th of July the children from Ladywood and Dallimore schools in reception, year 1 and 2 enjoyed the interactive show by Flying the Nest.

The children were transported to the wonderful world of British Birds through a theatrical experience.

“The best bit was feeding the different birds in their nests and getting the worms!” Year 1 Ladywood Child

“The show was brilliant, I just chuckled from start to finish and I’m still singing the songs now.  Watching the children come alive was brilliant.” Ladywood learning mentor

“The children’s confidence grew and grew as they took part, they all just loved it.” Dallimore teacher

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Community Chest autumn round award results

Here are the awards from the Autumn round of the community chest

This Girl Can – Ladywood Primary School £953.00

The funding will be used for this Girl Can T shirts for the 5 ambassadors; 50 tickets for the Trampoline and Tumbling Regional final in Birmingham and coach travel to the event; 100 sports participation badges and 40 science / technology participation badges for regular attendance at the sports or science clubs.

Football coaching – Ladywood Primary School £1000

The funding will be used for an after school football coaching club run by Derby County

Trip to Conkers – 1st Kirk Hallam Brownies £910

The funding will be used for an overnight adventure trip to Conkers for the Brownies

Boys Adventure (Wild explorers) – Ladywood Primary School £652

The funding will be used for a trip to Lea Green for an activity day and will include Wild explorer field kit , medals and certificates

Junior Leaders- Ladywood Primary School £800

We look forward to hearing in future months about how the money has been spent and the impact it has made. 😊

We have had the following comment back from the staff team at Ladyhood when we let them know about the successful applications:

"This is great news!!! 🙂 Thank you for letting us know, we felt the interviews went really well. Our children and parents are a credit to us. Their passion for the projects they’re involved in is really admirable. The grants are making a real difference to our community, Including our school community. Without BigKH help, we wouldn’t be able to support our residents so extensively."

Jsan Shepherd, Plan Coordinator
on behalf of Big Kirk Hallam
www.bigkirkhallam.wordpress.com
tel 07952 314622

Autumn Community Chest now open

Our Autumn Community Chest is now open for. Click on the link for the application form.

BigKH-CommunityChestApplicForm Autumn 2016.docx

· Closing date is 4pm, Friday 23 September 2016 by email or hand delivery at the college.

· Interviews for shortlisted groups will be on Thursday 6 October 2016 between 4 and 8pm at the college. If you are shortlisted, you must attend. Please make a note now!

· Announcement of those successful will be made shortly afterwards.

‘This Girl Can’ netball trip

Tracy Thorp, our Vice – Chair writes about her experience with the This Girl Can project visit to watch a netball match

On the 23rd April I was fortunate enough to be invited to watch a netball match at Loughborough university with the This Girl Can Team from Ladywood. As a member of the big Kirk Hallam team and also a member of staff at Ladywood I thought wow what an opportunity for me to see how some of the money from the community chest was being spent! What a fabulous event, the atmosphere was amazing and the kids (including 2 boys I may add) loved every minute. An experience that I alone will never forget and a truly empowering experience for the This Girl Can team.

“This girl can” Netball at Loughborough University

A group of learners from Ladywood School went to Loughborough University to watch Lightning v Team Bath funded from the community chest

Thank you from Warm Welcome Lunch Club

We have received a thank you from Warm Welcome Luncheon club following their recent successful community chest application. The club meet every Wednesday lunchtime at the Cat and Fiddle pub and is open to older residents from the surrounding area. It’s great fun, with good food , bingo and regular raffles. There is sometimes additional entertainment provided as well. It’s a great way to meet up with other residents and have some fun.

To all at the Lunch Club we hope you enjoy your trips.

We are very grateful for the £900 cheque given to us by Big Kirk Hallam, we are using the money to help pay for our lunch club’s outings. At the beginning of June we are having a coach tour of Derbyshire plus a lunch at the Seafish restaurant at Ripley. Late June we are looking to visit Trentham Gardens in Stoke-on-Trent to see the beautiful flowers and grounds. We are looking forward to some fresh sea air at the coast in early September, and in December we are going on our annual trip to the pantomime at the Nottingham Playhouse.

We feel that the Warm Welcome lunch club provides a valuable service to the (approx. 40) elderly residents of Kirk Hallam, not just a tasty 2 course lunch, but a chance for friendship, fellowship and fun!

Thank you and very best wishes to all at the Big Kirk Hallam

Debra Ward

Thank you from The Friends of Kirk Hallam Lake and Meadows

We have received the following from The Friends of Kirk Hallam Lake and Meadows following their recent successful community chest application. We are glad to have been able to help The Friends in their volunteer work in keeping the area nicely maintained. We all value the work that they do in contributing to such a nice environment in Kirk Hallam

The Friends of Kirk Hallam Lake would like to thank Big Kirk Hallam for the grant to buy the Stilth pruner.

This will enable our workers to cut branches from the ground instead of the dangerous use of a ladder and a saw thus reducing the risk of injury. The new pruner will help to make the area safer from fallen branches and also make the area look much neater and welcoming.

The Friends are very grateful for the help in purchasing the pruner which will make our work at the lake area much safer.

Many thanks

Esther Collington