2014 Funded Projects

10.9.14 Esther Andrews - North Wales Ignite - £500 Donation

North Wales Ignite is a Christian Music Event held in Prestatyn High School, North Wales. The event was held for the first time in September 2013 and deemed “one of the most successful Christian music events” that the Head Teacher of Prestatyn High School had ever attended. Individual year group assemblies were taken on the morning of the event by a Christian Rapper called Chip Kendall. As he performed some of his music and led games with the pupils, Chip invited them to think about social and spiritual issues. In the sixth form assembly, with pupils aged 16-18, he tackled science and politics from a Christian perspective and conducted a lively Q&A session.

North Wales Ignite aims to plant seeds of faith in the minds of young people, as well as instigating further exploration of wider social issues. In addition, the young people of Prestatyn’s community play a vital and indispensable part in organising North Wales Ignite. They are given the opportunity to use their varied talents in many different areas: marketing, fundraising, ticket sales, lighting, sound and musical performances. North Wales Ignite encourages their generous participation and they are given real responsibilities in key organisational areas. The Charlotte Hartey Foundation are pleased to help and support this event.

25.06.14 Paul Crosby of the Derwen College receives a cheque for £1,500

Derwen College is a residential specialist college providing further education for more than 230 young people with learning difficulties and disabilities from homes across the UK,.

The College is committed to minimise the disadvantages for young people for whom mainstream education is not an option. The College offers an extended curriculum providing students with opportunity to develop vocational, independence, personal and social skills - training designed to support students in their transition towards independence.

The Derwen College's specialism is to teach through the medium of vocational programmes and social enterprises that promote employability through direct experiences in work, rather than merely training for work in the classroom. All students are taught and work in vocational departments by providing services to more than 1,000 members of the local community, who visit the college every week, enabling all students to have opportunities to learn skills for the world beyond college. The whole learning experience is planned to prepare students to live as independently as possible in the wider community, minimising the risk of future poverty and being labelled 'disadvantaged' by society.

The College has won a competition for a 50% grant from the Education Funding Agency for Capital Projects towards the cost of developing an effective learning environment with the Garden Centre shop. The project also includes a new glasshouse which will enable students to work in a better environment. It will allow them to develop their horticultural skills in a more relevant setting as well as developing their social skills through the opportunity to engage with customers as they view the garden centre products. However, the grant is conditional on the College raising the remainder of the funding required from either college funds or through external support.

We are therefore very pleased to support this project and wish the College well in their continued fund raising.


23.04.14 The Charlotte Hartey Foundation sponsor Whittington Cricket and Bowling Club £700.00

Whittington Cricket and Bowling Club was formed in 1995 and has become a successful adult bowling section. Mike Brunt (Club Secretary) said that he and the committee now wish to encourage junior members to partake in the sport. Junior coaching sessions for 8 years upwards are now being organised for this coming season starting in May.

Mike Brunt wrote to the Foundation to ask if we could help as they required some new lightweight bowls for the introduction of junior coaching sessions.

Karl Hartey of The Charlotte Hartey Foundation said that the Foundation was more than happy to help and wished the bowling club every success in their new venture.

16.04.14 Ben Mayho of The Schools Christian Worker recieves a cheque of £650

The Schools Christian Worker Project is a registered charity set up in 1998 to provide assistance to schools in all activities and matters relating to the Christian faith. It is an organisation that is affiliated to Scripture
Union UK and enjoys the support of churches in the Oswestry and Ellesmere District.

The charity performs a variety of important roles in the local schools including taking many assemblies, helping schools to fulfil the requirement for a daily act of collective worship. The assemblies are fun and highly interactive and show how the Christian message is relevant to the world we live in today. They always work to the needs of the schools, either in fulfilling the SIAS curriculum or in covering topics that are requested by the schools themselves.

The charity run courses in both primary and secondary schools encouraging the students to consider their attitudes, values and character. These are the 'L!fe' course for primary age children and 'ibreakout' for secondary students. Both course have been highly popular with both staff and students alike.

The donation given by the Charlotte Hartey Foundation is to enable the charity to invest into a website for the charity along with a basic stationary package of letterheads, compliment slips and business cards.

07.03.14 The Charlotte Hartey Foundation Help The Project Group Oswestry by donating £2,000

The Charlotte Hartey Foundation happily donated £2000 towards a trip to Uganda in collaboration with Ground Level Foundational Trust for Lydia Rodden, Georgie Davies Hunter and Lucy Ritcher.

Ground Level Foundational Trust set up a school in Kumi, Uganda called Kanyum School. This Easter Lydia, Georgie and Lucy will be visiting with the Trust to complete maintenance on the school buildings as well spending time helping with children in the classroom and visiting a local medical centre.

The Foundation is also funding two playgrounds and hosting community days to help bring the community together.

29.01.14 Rachel Gardner receives a cheque of £500.00 to help with voluntary work in Johannesburg

The Charlotte Hartey Foundation presents a cheque for £500.00 to help fund Rachel Gardner, a third year Physiotherapy student studying at Keele University for a voluntary placement in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

The placement duration is for four weeks in April and will allow Rachel to learn and engage in different scenarios and situations that that would not normally be presented in the UK. Rachel sees this as a once in a lifetime opportunity where she will get different exposure to different cultures which Rachel says it will most definitely benefit her as an individual and as a physiotherapist.

Rachel says that whilst she is on placement in South Africa, she will be working in the burns and intensive care units, which is of high interest to her, but is not available to study at the University she attends. From the placement Rachel will not only learn new aspects of physiotherapy from new experiences but will also gain valuable skill sets which she can take with her through the rest of her career.

If you can help Rachel with further funding for her trip to South Africa, you can contact her on: 07952 685958 or alternatively you can email Rachel at V6f23@students.keele.ac.uk

16.1.14 Charlotte Hartey Foundation Help The Project Group Oswestry by donating £1,000

Who We Are:

We are a Social Business, based in Oswestry making public art commissions and designing craft products for retail. All our designer makers are adults in touch with mental health services.

We have our roots within the NHS and started as part of day care services in 1992. In 2003 The Project Group was established as an independent organisation and in 2006 registered as a Community Interest Company. To this day we have very strong connections with the NHS and referrals come through Community Mental Health Teams, Substance Misuse and Domestic Violence services.

Our work is nationally renowned and in 2011 we received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

We provide 2 fully equipped studios for ceramic, glass fusion, mosaic, textiles, screen printing, wood carving, plastics and metal work. Our studio is accessed 2 days a week by 50 plus adults with mental health issues. We are also open one day a week delivering training workshops for new referrals.
We provide workshops for the public and small interest groups (including adults with learning disabilities and other marginalised groups)
We deliver public art commissions for public, private and third sector organisations and have produced a small but growing retail range available to the general public via ecommerce and in house sales.

With the Foundations Help

Your donation of £1000 is contributing to a partnership project with New Century Court in Oswestry. We will work together on a complete ‘makeover’ of their communal spaces and outside spaces. This could include screen printing curtains, printing wallpaper, making textile hangings, and outside possibly a mosaic path or a bespoke bench.

New Century Court is a branch of The Bromfield Housing Association which caters for young people 16yrs – 25yrs who are in transition. This could be caused by family breakdown, substance misuse or a spell in prison. In this project we will bring together two marginalised groups to develop new skills and design ideas. The space will be transformed and this has benefits both socially and emotionally.
We are matching your grant with money from West Mercia Police Commission who are funding projects that address crime reduction.