The Tree of Light
James Hopkins Trust (Rotary President’s Charity)
James Hopkins Trust was established in 1989 and provides nursing respite care for life limited & life threatened children aged 5 and under in Gloucestershire. Our main aims are every one of these children have the opportunity to access specialist respite care and support to enrich their own and their families lives. We strive to provide family centred care adapted to the children’s individual needs. Our respite care is provided free to the families we support, all of whom are in critical need and at the highest end of the spectrum in terms of the level of the child’s disability.
Rotary Community Awards & Trust Fund for Young People
The balance of the money raised will be shared between the Rotary Club of Gloucester’s Trust Fund for Young People, which helps local 14-24 year old’s to achieve their dreams or ambitions, and the Community awards Scheme operated by the 4 Rotary Clubs in Gloucester jointly to support dozens of small organisations with much-needed funding.
The Trust Fund has helped around 50 local young people with vocational, training, sporting achievement and worldwide volunteering projects. The Community Awards Scheme, working with other local Rotary Clubs, helps each year around 25 small, strictly local, charities with grants up to £500 to help them continue their valuable work. The pandemic had a serious effect on many of the smaller charities and we are helping many to survive and rise again.
The Pied Piper Appeal aims to make a difference to sick and disabled children in Gloucestershire in four main ways:
Funding the Children’s Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and other county hospitals – we will fund equipment and training as well as toys and games for the children.
Supporting SEND Schools with equipment and resources – we supply these schools with minibuses, playgrounds and other equipment to ensure children enjoy their time at school.
Sending children with life-limiting illnesses and their families on memory making Wish Holidays – we fund holidays up to £3,000 and have seen children go to Disneyland and Centre Parcs.
Improving children’s experiences with Mental Health facilities in the county – we have funded mental health rooms at in the Children’s Centre and have recently teamed up with the Journey Box Project to supply children admitted with much needed comfort.