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Children's Charities Supported by Crerar Hotels

Whizzybug Loan Scheme (Designability Org. Bath Institute of Medical Engineering) -  Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £8,500.
The Wizzybug is a fun powered wheelchair designed specifically for disabled children under the age of five and addresses the needs of children diagnosed with conditions that restrict independent mobility, including cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy and muscular dystrophy. Even those as young as 18 months can operate its simple controls, allowing them to zip around with their peers, developing spatial awareness, social interaction and independence. It can be used indoors and out of doors in accessible areas such as level gardens, playgrounds and parks, enabling children to enjoy the experience of mobility with their ‘first wheels.’Each Wizzybug is loaned out at least 3 times to 3 different children so the support will benefit at least 6 children in Scotland. 

Wildthings! - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £6,000.
A charity group offering a variety of inspiring wilderness and nature experiences to ‘at risk’ youths, Wild things!, works in partnership with a range of organisations to provide extra support for young people who feel vulnerable or are struggling within mainstream education. This year they have launched an exciting new initiative to allow children and young people to observe wildlife at first-hand and start to make sense of ecological relationships and conservation needs. They will then create inspiring interpretation materials to share with their schools and local communities thereby encouraging many more people to learn and discover what is special in their natural environments.

Children with Cystic Fibrosis Dream Holidays - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £15,000.
Crerar Hotels Trust has donated a total of £15000 to provide respites breaks for four Scottish families through this charity which was formed to give support to families with children suffering from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) by providing them with a stress free respite holiday. Visit Children with Cystic Fibrosis Dream Holidays website.

Discover Camps - Crerar Hotels Trust donated £30. 
Discover Camps exist to provide safe and happy holidays for children, especially those who might otherwise have no holiday. Visit Discover Camps website.

Make-A-Wish Foundation - Crerar Hotels donated a total of £16,000.
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK is a charity with a single purpose – we grant magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions. Visit Make-A-Wish website.

Action for Children - Crerar Hotels Trust donated £5000. 
Action for Children supports and speaks out for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people, for as long as it takes to make a difference in their lives. Visit Action for Children website.

St Andrew's Children's Society - Crerar Hotels Trust donated £10,000.
Is a voluntary adoption and foster care agency based in Edinburgh and operating within a 60 mile radius of the city. The Society was established to promote the welfare and care of children and their families. This work continues today providing permanent and temporary homes through Fostering and Adoption, for children from all sections of society. Visit St Andrew's Children's Society website

Well Child Trust - Crerar Hotels Trust donated £10,000.

WellChild is the national charity for sick children. We help sick children and their families throughout the UK as they deal with the consequences of serious illness and complex conditions. Our mission is to reach as many children and young people as we can, year after year. Visit Well Child Website. 

CHAS - Crerar Hotels Trust donated £8,725.
CHAS is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure. CHAS runs two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, and a home care service called CHAS at Home.Visit CHAS website.

Children 1st - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £37,500.
Children 1st have 125 years experience of working with children and families, previously as the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (RSSPCC). Today, we support families under stress, protect children from harm and neglect, help them to recover from abuse and promote children's rights and interests. Visit Children 1st website.

The Movement for Non-Mobile Children (Whizz-Kidz) - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £50,000.
Whizz-kidz Trust is a charity dedicated to giving disabled children the opportunity to lead a more independent life. Whizz-kidz offer tailored support ensuring the correct mobility equipment, advice and training at the right time. Visit Whizz Kidz website.

Barnardo's - Crerar Hotels Trust donated £21,390.
Barnardo's works within a multi agency framework to improve health, education, social and emotional outcomes for children, young people and their families. Service Users are referred to Barnardo’s for one to one support or group work for a range of different interventions which includes confidence building, awareness raising, anger management, alternative activities, parenting skills or housing support. Visit Barnardo's website

Happy Days Children Charity - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £34,500.
Happy Days Children are a national children's charity dedicated to providing holidays, residential trips, days out and theatre trips for disadvantaged young people with special needs. Visit Happy Days Children website

Hearts & Minds - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £20,000.
Hearts & Minds is the home of the Clowndoctors and Elderflowers programmes in Scotland. Their mission is simple, they aim to improve the experience of people in hospital and in hospice, residential or respite care using clown-based techniques to encourage communication, interaction and laughter. Visit Hearts and Minds website.

Hopscotch Edinburgh - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £36,849. 
Established for ten years, Edinburgh based charity Hopscotch aims at providing children with the childhood they deserve. The Group does not receive any Governement or local funding and so relies solely on Charitable Trusts, companies and individuals to donate the money they use to take disadvantaged children away for five day holidays. These holidays ar epacked with educational and, more importantly, fun activities and trips.Visit Hopscotch Charity's website.

NSPCC (ChildLine) - Crerar Hotels Trust donated £15,000.
ChildLine is a service provided by the NSPCC. It offers a confidential and free child help line which is available to children and young people across the UK. Since it's launch, ChildLine has saved children's lives, found refuges for children in danger on the streets, and given hope to thousands. Visit ChildLine's website.

Room 13 - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £50,000.
Based in Fort William, Room 13 is an organisation giving school pupils the opportunity to run their own art studio within their schools. Visit Rooms 13's website.

Scotland Yard Adventure Centre - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £28,603.
For almost 20 years Scotland Yard Adventure Centre, or "The Yard" as it is more commonly known, has been providing "stimulating play opportunities" for children and young people in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Central Belt with additional support needs. The Yard is established as a purpose-built indoor and outdoor play facility and is run by a team of professional playworkers and volunteers. Visit Scotland Yard Adventure Centre's website.

Contact a Family - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £15,000.
Contact a Family are the only UK-wide charity who provide advice and information, as well as support, to the parents of all disabled children, regardless of their disability or condition. Contact a Family are a registered charity with over 30 years of experience and helped over 300,000 families last year throughout Britain. Visit Contact a Family's website.

Edinburgh Young Carers Project - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £1,500.
This organisation works with, and on behalf of, young carers all throughout the Edinburgh region. They work with young people aged between five and 25 years old affected by someone at home, usually a partner or sibling. Established in 1994, EYCP is dedicated to working with and supporting young carers. Visit Edinburgh Young Carers Project website.

HemiHelp - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £500.
HemiHelp is a charity based in the UK dedicateded to supporting children and young people with hemiplegia, and their families. The condition affects up to one in one thousand children with effects similar to those of a stroke. Visit HemiHelp's website.

Junior World Childcare Group - Crerar Hotels Trust donated a total of £2,500.

Junior World Childcare's vision: "We aim to provide the children in our care with the best possible childcare catering fora ll their physical and emotional needs." This organisation works closely with Social Work to help families in need of immediate help, also offering extra support to children and families with further needs. Visit Junior World Childcare's website. 

Kidney Kids Scotland - Crerar Hotel Trust donated a total of £7,000.
Kidney Kids aim to support children with kidney diseases and their families. They work to support them financially and physically, as well as emotionally. Kidney Kids offers support and hope to those waiting for a cure to be discovered. Visit Kidney Kids Scotland's website.

One in a Million - Crerar Hotels Trust has donated £1,000.
One in a Million is a Bradford-based charity that works in partnership with Bradford City FC to help children and young people, many of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds. One in a Million provides education in and out of school through our Sports, Arts and Enterprise programmes, for more information, please,visit One in a Million website.

Children with Cancer & Leukaemia Advice & Support for Parents (CCLASP)
Crerar Hotels Trust supported this charity by donating £9,000 to organise Christmas Party for 200 young people and their families. CCLASP helps children and teenagers suffering from cancer or leukaemia, in addition, CCLASP assists diagnosed families express and share with each other the feelings, anxieties, for more information, please, visit CCLASP website.

Citizens Theatre Limited - Crerar Hotels Trust has donated £900.
Citizens Theatre Limited works with children who have been identified as having emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, for more information, please, visit Citizens Theatre website.

Columba 1400 - Crerar Hotels Trust has donated £5,000.
Columba 1400 helps young people challenging backgrounds realise that they already have the inner greatness and confidence to transform their own lives and those around them, for more information, please, visit Columba 1400 website.

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