Once again the Millennium Conclave have supported our club with another £250 donated in November. Masons Barry and Richard came along to a club session to present the cheque.
Ossett Folk Club have presented us with a lovely Christmas gift of £63 which was the proceeds from a raffle at a recent musical evening.
Many thanks once again to Ossett Folk Club for their donation of £50. The proceeds of their recent club night raffle were presented by Harry Clark, one of the key musicians and a good friend of The Mulberry Club.
The Mulberry Club would like to thank Wrenthorpe Folk Club for their kind donation of £50 which was the proceeds from raffles they held among members and guests in January.
The 10th Birthday celebration of The Mulberry Club on 29th January 2018 was also the occasion for the presentation of £250 from the Wakefield Masons Millennium Conclave. The photo shows Gail receiving the cheque from Barry and Richard.
Many thanks to Richard for his personal donation of £100. This money will enable The Mulberry Club to hire the Rycroft Sports Hall for a full term.
We are very grateful to the charity of Joseph Harrison for awarding us the sum of £450 towards the running costs of the club.
Denise Daykin, Matthew's Mum, who has been a valued volunteer over the years, has once again donated the fantastic sum of £200 to The Mulberry Club. This money has been raised from the sales of her Christmas themed knitted items at craft fairs around the area.
Ossett Folk Club
Many thanks to the members and friends of Ossett Folk Club for their kind donation of £43 which was money raised from their weekly raffle.
We have been successful this summer in receiving financial support from Wakefield Council Public sector funding. The Community Development Grant awarded £470 to pay for facility hire and The Neighbourhood Improvement Fund awarded £455 towards coach's fees for Autumn Term 2017.
Members of The Mulberry Club would again like to acknowledge the consistent support we have received from the Ward 5 Councillors namely: Cllr. M Cummings, Cllr. F Heptinstall and Cllr. A Manifield.
Denise Daykin, the mother of one of our senior members, who has been a valued volunteer over the years, has once again donated the fantastic sum of £150 to The Mulberry Club. This money has been accrued from the sales of her Christmas themed knitted items at craft fairs around the area.
Our Thanks to the Masons.
In December 2016, we received a very welcome donation of £300 from the Prince Albert, Duke of York Chapter Rose Croix. This Lodge of York based Masons are sustaining the interest shown in our club over the last few years by the local Wakefield Lodge members. The donation will go towards paying The Mulberry Club's running costs.
We give a big thanks to Wakefield Council, who have again shown their consistent support for The Mulberry Club, by awarding us £470 from the Community Development Grant. This will pay for the hire of the Sportshall for our club sessions during the Autumn Term 2016 and Spring Term 2017.
Once again, many thanks to Denise Daykin, who has donated £100 to The Mulberry Club from the sale of her knitted novelty items over the Christmas period. She was certainly very busy! Denise's son Matthew has been a member of the club since it started in 2008, and has rarely missed a club night.
POSITIVE FOR YOUTH - FUNDING FOR SPORTSHALL HIRE
Wakefield Council's Initiative 'Positive for Youth' has granted us £470 to pay for the hire of the sportshall for our next 2 terms' Mulberry Club Sessions. The Positive Activity and Development Team support local voluntary community sports groups which have a record of being well organised and structured and promote young people's social development, health and well-being.
Many thanks from all Mulberry club families and volunteers.
WAKEFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD IMPROVEMENT FUND
The Council's Neighbourhood Improvement Fund have once again supported The Mulberry Club's off-site activities. A grant of £100 paid for some of our young members and their families to enjoy a morning at Wakefield Riding for the Disabled on Saturday 1st November.
Many thanks to NIF from all our members.
A Smart Polo Shirts for our Members!
Generous grant of £693 from Wakefield and District Housing has enabled us to buy a polo shirt for every young member of our club. Each shirt is embroidered with the WDH logo as well as our own Mulberry Club badge.
Jane Gwilliam, WDH's Tenant Involvement Officer, presented the cheque to the club.
Jane said: 'The Mulberry Club is part of the local community and is an important factor in the well being of young people with physical and learning difficulties across the area. We are thrilled to be able to help the club purchase team polo shirts and we hope that this will contribute to the club's identity as it develops.'
Many Thanks from all our members and families.