The Chamwell Centre Charity fundraising target of £5.1million has received an enormous boost thanks to a most generous grant of £51,000 from Allchurches Trust. Allchurches Grants Administrator, Iain Hearn presented a cheque for £51,000 to Dr Marie Owen, Chair of Chamwell Centre Charity Trustees – accompanied by Milestone School pupil Holly Dawe and her father, Adam at our “breaking ground” event on 30 January.
Marie Owen said: “The Chamwell Centre Charity is delighted to receive this very generous grant from Allchurches Trust and for all the encouragement and support they have given us. We look forward to working closely with the Trust in the future as we enter the construction phase of The Chamwell Centre project and draw ever closer to its opening, early in 2020, for the benefit of The Milestone School pupils and all those with severe and complex special needs in Gloucestershire.”
Allchurches Trust Grants Office, Paul Playford, said: “The Milestone School has always been passionate about working in partnership to provide the very best care and opportunities for young people with severe and complex needs; not only for its own pupils but those in the wider community. The new building (The Chamwell Centre) will enhance the lives of families throughout Gloucestershire and we’re so pleased to be able to support it, particularly as the school is local to our headquarters and close to our hearts.
At the heart of Allchurches Trust’s grant-giving is helping those most in need and we were impressed by the far-reaching impact this ambitious project will have. As well as breaking down barriers through community engagement, it will provide therapy and opportunities to be active and learn life and employment skills, but most importantly it will bring joy.”