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Century old charity looking to help young people of Chatteris

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A charity set up over 100 years ago to help disadvantaged youngsters go on holidays is looking for young people to support.

James Henry Blake, a former Mayor of Mansfield, established a charity over one hundred years ago to support and enable disadvantaged youngsters aged between five and eighteen living in the towns of Chatteris and Mansfield, in Nottinghamshire to go on holidays.

Over the last couple of years, the trustees have been unable to help fund such holidays and approved educational and social experiences as schools

and groups have been naturally cautious about planning and undertaking such activities during the pandemic.

Chatteris Army Cadets have benefited from help from the James Henry Black Charity in the past.
Chatteris Army Cadets have benefited from help from the James Henry Black Charity in the past.

As restrictions seem to be easing and conditions are improving, perhaps Blake’s Charity could offer support to help your organisation arrange new and beneficial experiences to those who perhaps would not get the chance to take part otherwise.

In previous years, the charity has been able to support Chatteris scouting and guiding groups and youth organisations like the Army Cadets. A donation was given to a charity arranging a family holiday for a child with a life-limiting illness and we’ve helped young people attend residential courses to improve self-esteem and confidence whilst gaining such qualifications as Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

So if you are planning approved and safe-guarded events in the coming year and the young people reside within Chatteris, please contact us on hello@blakescharity.org and tell us your plans. The Charity may be able to make your group a donation.

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