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Established in 1989 James Hopkins Trust provide care for babies and children up to the age of 5 who have a life limiting or life threatening condition while supporting their families. We currently support over 90 children in Gloucestershire.

Since 1989 James Hopkins Trust has helped well over 500 children and their families in every corner of Gloucestershire, our free nursing respite can be night or day in the family home or at our purpose built multi-sensory respite centre and gardens called Kites Corner.

We are here to create very special, lasting memories at Kites Corner, which is filled with love and laughter.

Charlie’s started as a monthly group in Quedgeley with the support of Paul Mount in March 2014.  The monthly meetings were busy, there was a clear need for the therapies and support provided by Charlie’s as evidenced by its quick growth. With the support of Paul he kindly offered us his unit on Madleaze Road in Gloucester.  In March 2015 Charlie’s moved into new premises at Unit 2 Madleaze Rd, which enabled us to further develop the reach and support offered.

Opening the Unit 3 days a week, every Tuesday/Wednesday and Thursday offering a range of holistic therapies/exercise classes/art classes and more importantly friendship and support. But again our space was limited with only 2 therapy rooms, we then went on to extend the premises in March 2017 with 4 more Therapy rooms, and a fitness suite, enabling us to offer more therapies and exercise classes.

Charlie’s is so special because of all our brilliant team – director, therapists, helpers. Without their tireless support and their selfless generosity we wouldn’t be where we are today. We can be proud of the community we have built, the people we have helped and everything we have achieved together.

 

Rotary in Gloucester Community Awards are organised by the four Rotary Clubs in the city – Gloucester, Rotary@Kingsholm, Gloucester Severn, and Gloucester Quays. The aim of the Community Awards programme is to support organisations within the city area with a small grant which ‘will make a real difference’. This is a small grants programme with awards of up to a maximum of £500.