£65,000 still not enough to help children

PUBLISHED: 15:32 13 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:32 13 July 2016

dramatic portrait of a little homeless boy

dramatic portrait of a little homeless boy

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Half of the children on the Bournville estate in Weston are still living in poverty despite a new £65,000 donation.

School figures show 64 per cent of children living on Bournville are eligible for free school meals, a common measure of deprivation.

The Quartet Community Foundation (QCF) has channelled more than £65,000 of charitable grants to the area in recent months. The foundation awards grants to disadvantaged people to enrich lives and build stronger communities.

Within the grant, £3,000 was given to XTND-Improving Futures, a community group which helps to support children, young adults and families in Weston. This money will be used to support the group’s school holiday programme.

XTND manager, Lynn Winter, said: “We can provide the right help for children. Without the QCF’s support, local children would miss out on so many experiences.”

But more is needed. QCF chief executive Sue Turner said: “It would be fantastic if more donors would come forward.”

Contact sue.turner@quartetcf.org.uk if you would like to help.


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