Dobies Charitable Trust
In 1997, Dobies Charitable Trust was established. The main aim of the Charitable Trust is to help and support local initiatives, which benefit Cumbria. It is usually used to support organisations ran by local people, with an objective of benefiting the local community in the long term. The emphasis is usually placed on geographical areas of need or particular groups who would benefit from sponsorship.
The Trust is not used to support individuals or to support national charities without a real benefit to Cumbria. This is to reflect the link felt between the Trust and the area within which Dobies has operated since the early 1970’s.
Sarah Newton, Manager, Dobies Charitable Trust
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A range of organisations are supported and many on an ongoing basis including:
|Greenbank Community Centre||Annual summer playscheme in Whitehaven for disadavantaged kids|
|Mirehouse Residents Group||Community group runs several schemes including production as part of National Poetry week for kids|
|Netherhall School||Annual awards evening and adhoc specfic projects eg art and technology exhibition|
|Whitehaven Carnival||Support given through Whitehaven and District Lions Club|
|Netherhall RUFC Youth Section||Supported purchase of kits|
|Circus Starr||A charity which allows vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Cumbria (and elsewhere) to access the experience of a circus.|
|Happy Days||National charity which helps young people with special needs living in poor socio-economic condtions to access holidays, respite breaks and day trips|
|West Cumbria Carers||Provides help and support to young carers aged 5-12|
|Seaton Village Hall||For update of hall facilites|
|West Cumbria Hospice at Home||Ongoing support given|
|Youth Provision Allerdale||Youth clubs providing development of kids from deprived families in Allerdale|
|Allerdale Disability Association||Annual christmas show for disabled members with entertainment by local primary school|
|Children's Safety Education||National charity providing safety education in schools, specfically Trust supports Cumbrian schools|
|Seaton Toddler Group||Helped purchase supplies and toys|
|Asante Sana||Maryport based charity which delivers various projects for local community including family fun day|
|Great Clifton Hall||For update of hall facilites|
|St Josephs||Annual awards evening|
|Mirehouse Residents Group enjoying a day out on Lake Windermere|