News .… from the Scuttlebutt

We are delighted to signal that the total amount raised for children’s charities during our September 2017 Wantsum Corks manoeuvres was the incredible amount of £1039 of Golden Nuggets. Well done shipmates – another Corker of an evening!

The September family BBQ was also a great success, raising £630.

The following good causes have been in our sights (receiving £8600 to date).

The Umbrella Project (pending)
The Umbrella Club
The Umbrella Club is a youth project in Westgate for young people aged 10-19 with hidden disabilities. The young people are provided with the opportunity to gain new skills, gain better resilience and esteem, whilst building social and emotional capabilities, through the process of personal and social development.

The Zone Youth Club (£500)
The Zone Youth Club
The Zone Youth Club are currently renovationg the old Sports Pavilion at St Peter's Recreation Ground for a new Youth and Community Cafe. This will enable them to provide more sessions for young people aged 10-16.  They are in need of volunteers, both with the renovations and longer term with the youth work.

Leleham Gap School (£500)
Laleham Gap School
The school has a strong tradition of providing high quality education for pupils aged between 4 and 16 years, offering both day and weekly residential places for over 190 children and young people. All the children have a statement of education needs or Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). The donation was made towards un-funded extracurricular drama activities.

1st St Peters in Thanet Sea Scouts (£500 donation)
1st St Peters in Thanet Sea Scouts
The group provides a wide range of activities for children between the ages of 6 and 15. The group is RN Recognised, an honour only allocated to 103 across the whole of the country.
Jeff and Mo deliver support to the Sea Scouts.

The Children's Trust (£100 donation)
The Children's Trust
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. They work with children and young people from across the UK, providing both community-based rehabilitation services  around the country and services from their specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey .

Oasis Domestic Abuse Service (£300 donation)
Oasis has been working in Kent for 22 years to provide support and safety for those affected by domestic abuse. Our donation will be used specifically for baby’s activity play mats.
John meets Jacqui and Dee at the Oasis Charity shop in Margate Old Town.
John meets Jacqui and Dee at the Oasis Charity shop in Margate Old Town.

Cleft Lip and Palate Association(£300 donation) 
Since 1979, The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) has been dedicated to all those with and affected by cleft lip and/or palate in the UK.

They reach out to families from the moment of diagnosis and help them through any difficulties they have before and after the birth of their child by providing a specialist feeding service as well as targeted information and a national network of trained volunteers providing one-to-one emotional support and local events and meet-ups.

Dragonflies (£300 donation)
Dragonflies provide pre and post bereavement support for children and young people; providing them with a safe place to express their grief and to share ways of coping with their loss.
Andy presents a cheque to Michelle at Dragonflies.

Rainbow Ward QEQM (£300 of children’s toys) 
Rainbow Ward QEQM
The highly respected children’a ward at at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM) in Margate, providing day assessment and inpatient children’s services.
Eager hands get to grips with Steve and Glyn's delivery of toys at the Rainbow Ward at the QEQM Hospital Margate.
Eager hands get to grips with Steve and Glyn’s delivery of toys at the Rainbow Ward at the QEQM Hospital Margate.

Demelza Hospice care for Children (£300 donation) 
Demelza Hospice
A specialist children’s hospice providing providing compassionate and expert care for babies, children, young people and their families throughout Kent, East Sussex and South East London.

Dandelion Time (£300 donation)
Dandelion Time
Providing children & families fragmented by trauma, abuse and neglect with individually focused support to work together to find ways to restore trust, gain strength and make positive and sustainable changes in their lives.

The SMA Trust (£300 donation)
The SMA Trust
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the leading genetic cause of death of infants and toddlers, with approximately 95% of the most severely diagnosed cases resulting in death by the age of 18 months. The SMA Trust is dedicated to finding a cure and treatments.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital (£300 donation)
Evelina London Children's Hospital
This donation was made as an expression of gratitude to the hospital and staff for their care and kindness and in memory of Faye Burdett, a little girl who lost her brave fight against Meningitis B.

Kent Deaf Childrens Society (£300 donation)
Kent Deaf Childrens Society
KDCS is a self funded, not for profit, volunteer driven charity: supporting deaf children and their families living in Kent and surrounding areas.
Kent Deaf Childrens Society

Louise Henley (KDCS) receiving a £300 cheque, presented by Rob (aka Bob or 808).

Abbies Army (£300 donation)
Funding much needed research into fighting (DIPG) childhood malignant brain stem tumours, which are extremely agressive with a typical survival rate of between 9-12 months.
Abbies Army

  Abbie's Army receiving a £300 cheque, presented by Michael.

Sohana Research Fund (£300 donation)
Sohana Research Fund
The fund is dedicated to finding effective treatments and a cure for Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa; a group of inherited conditions where the skin, or mucous membranes blister with only mild trauma, friction or even spontaneously.

The Children's Burns Trust (£300 donation)
Children's Burns Trust
The Trust is a national charity dedicated to providing rehabilitation support for burned and scald injured children and their families as well as prevention and awareness campaigns.

Kent Wide Down Syndrome Group (£300 donation)
Kent Wide Down Syndrome Group
Consist of parents, carers and interested parties and people with Down syndrome. Their main aims are to provide support, advice and training for families, professionals, carers and people with Down syndrome; to promote public awareness of Down syndrome and to encourage local support groups.

Tree of Hope (£300 donation)
Tree of Hope
Offers hope to the families of sick and disabled children who need specialist medical surgery, treatment and therapy, giving a better quality to their young lives.
Tree of Hope receiving a £300 cheque, presented by Colin.

Together for Short Lives (£100 donation)
Together for Short Lives
UK Charity supporting children with life limiting or life threatening conditions; and their families.

Blind Children UK (£100 donation)
Blind Children UK
A leading national charity for children and young people with sight loss, formerly NBCS (National Blind Children’s Society) and now amalgamated with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association under their Children and Young People's Services.

Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity (£100 donation)
Great Ormond Street Hospital has over 240,000 patient visits each year for the rarest and most complex conditions and offers the widest range of paediatric services under one roof in Britain.

Holding On Letting Go (£300 donation)
Holding on, letting go
Supports bereaved children, young people, (6-16) and their families and carers in Kent and Medway who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives.

Kent Young Carers (£300 donation)
Kent Young Carers
A project to support all young carers aged 5-18 across Kent with information, advice, signposting, social activities and individual support.
Jason delivers £300 in time for Christmas.

Action for Children (£100 donation)
Action for Children
Supporting the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout the UK and they’ve been doing so for 145 years.

Children with Cancer UK (£100 donation)
Children with Cancer
Helping children with cancer across the UK, by essential research, welfare and campaigning programmes to save young lives.

Beanstalk(£500 donation)
A charity that supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading (formerly Volunteer Reading Help).
Shaun makes a cheque presentation to Beanstalk at their meeting in Ramsgate.
More volunteers are urgently required locally (full training and support is provided). Can you, or someone you know, spare just a little time? If so, please contact the Beanstalk East Kent Area Office on 01233 637645 or via this link to their website.

Fegans(£300 donation)
Founded in 1870, Fegans is a charity that seeks to enable children and empower parents; having a vision for a society where every child knows they are loved and valued unconditionally.
Jim delivers a £300 cheque to Fegans
Jim delivers a £300 cheque to Fegans in Ramsgate.

NSPCC (£100 donation)
The national charity, founded in 1884, working hard to end cruelty to children in the UK.

Thanet Riding for the Disabled(£500 donation)
Established for over 30 years, the centre in Broadstairs caters for approximately 60 disabled people per week.
Happy, smiling faces all round as Phil presents Nora with a cheque.

4Us2(£300 donation)
Set up in 2010, 4us2 is a charity run by parents/carers of disabled children, working to improve the lives of children and young people with all kinds of disabilities across East Kent.

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