On Wednesday 4th October, a giant Connect 4 game and cheque for £100 were presented to Life Path Trust on behalf of Kenilworth Rotary Club by Diane Miller, Membership Chair, Corporate Member Louise Sheepy from the Holiday Inn Kenilworth and James Miller.
In August, 16 year old James spoke to Rotary about his experience of organising a community project as part of 'National Citizen's Service’. He was leader of a team of 12 young students, who had to make a presentation about their 'social action project' to a panel of ‘Dragons’. The aim was to secure an award of £30 to be able to carry out their project. This was to help raise funds and encourage more volunteers for 'Life Path Trust', a local charity that supports people with learning disabilities.
When we learned about the work of Life Path Trust, we in Kenilworth Rotary Club wanted to make a donation to support them. James, who had spent a day with the young people at Life Path, suggested that they would really like another game for their sessions, hence this gift of a giant ‘Connect 4’ game!
We contacted Big Game Hunters (BGH) who very kindly offered to contribute 50% to the cost of the game. Hannah Davies from BGH told us:
“We are a family run company, passionate about bringing families and friends together through outdoor play. We design and create outdoor toys and games for people of all ages and are very proud of our range. We are really pleased to support Kenilworth Rotary Club in their donation to Life Path Trust and hope the ‘Up 4 It’ sparks lots of fun! This Giant Connect 4 in a Row Game is a popular choice for children and adults of all ages and we’re looking forward to seeing photos of it being enjoyed!”
The generous contribution from Big Game Hunters meant that in addition to the Connect 4 game, Kenilworth Rotary are pleased to be able to present a cheque for £100 to Life Path Trust. Club President, Jonathan Miller, said that he hopes that this will be the start of a positive working relationship between Life Path Trust and Kenilworth Rotary.
Please see below for relevant links and more photographs.
Life Path Trust
In Life Path Trust we provide a range of services in Coventry which help people with a learning disability to live their life to the full. Volunteers are always welcome in helping organise events or on the day with various activities. www.life-path.org.uk
Big Game Hunters
Often called the ‘Play Experts’, their range includes giant sized garden games for giant amounts of fun, through to trampolines, wooden playhouses and basketball equipment. For more information, please visit: www.biggamehunters.co.uk
The programme is a government-funded initiative that brings together schools, community organisations, businesses and individuals to build a stronger and more cohesive society NCS is a three-part programme for 15-17 year olds. It’s perfect for boosting CV experience, personal statements, and UCAS forms. It’s also an unforgettable experience which builds confidence and independence. For more information, please visit: www.ncsthechallenge.org
more This successful and enjoyable event was organised by our Corporate Members, Band Hatton Button, Solicitors, and hosted by The Holiday Inn of Kenilworth
more The Community & Vocational Committee is active handing out funds, some of which the committee members helped raise themselves.
more Kenilworth Rotary is pleased to assist with transport for the VIP Club
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more Our C&V team support this event each year, whatever the weather!
more The Community & Vocational Service Committee donated £500 towards a new trailer for the 4th Kenilworth Scout Group.
more committee minutes and other notifications
back The community & vocational work of the club is managed by our 'C&V' committee, led by Bob Wildman