2 Trustees from Bradley Stoke’s Friends Of Jubilee Green, Michelle Dent and Alison Davis, today attended a Tea Party at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, to accept a cheque for £397 from Quartet who administers the Mall Fountain Fund Charity.
Michelle, Chair of FOJG, said “We applied to the Fund at the end of last year and we were delighted to be chosen as one of just 12 charities to be selected for a grant this year.” The donation will be used towards the group’s ‘Enablement Project’ which will enable the volunteers to use the professional services of a South Glos Council Landscape Architect to professionally plan and cost three of proposed projects: Developing of the pond; a Willow tunnel ‘fence’ and a Community Garden. This professional planning and costing is essential to be able to secure the funding needed to deliver these projects for the local community. The Friends of Jubilee are very grateful for this grant, which will mean that the Enablement Project can now go ahead.
Each year the fountain at The Mall has thousands of pounds worth of coins thrown into it by visitors. The Fountain Fund charity was established in 2003, with the aim of supporting local charitable organisations within a 25 mile radius of The Mall. This year, the charity awarded 12 grants, with a combined value of £10,000.
Successful applicants included Year 8 Quinn James, a pupil at Henbury School, who applied for a grant to set up an indoor scooter park at his local youth club, with the help of his friend Jordan Hudd and youth worker Peter de Boer. The 12 year old was the only child at the tea party, but nevertheless was confident enough to tell the group about his plans. He received a cheque for £998. There were also grants for Crossroads Care, 1625 Independent People, St Paul’s Carnival and many more local deserving causes.
Michelle Dent, Chair of FOJG is shown accepting the group’s cheque from Stephen Prsons, Chairman of The Quartet Foundation and Maria Crayton, Head of Marketing at The Mall.