World of Words have received vital funding from a charitable trust of over £1,900 which will help them continue their excellent work in offering a well-being programme that uses literacy and language to build confidence and self-esteem amongst children.
The announcement came via their Facebook page this evening:
A major moment in the World of Words history! It is a humungous thanks to the A.F. Blakemore’s charitable trust –
the Blakemore Foundation for their centenary Heritage Grant of £1917. World of Words was one of only twelve winning applications out of an amazing 400 UK entrants.
Mr. Julian Jones at the A.F. Blakemore, Talbot Green outlet hands over the treasured remittance to the World of Words group and this seasonal gift is major boost for the 2018 aspirations of the local non profit kids literacy and well being project.
The Blakemore Foundation is a charitable trust established by the Blakemore family to support good causes across their trading area covering a large proportion of England and Wales.
On their website, they state “During the 2016/17 financial year the Blakemore Foundation donated £351,000 to good causes across the company’s trading area, which stretches from the Welsh Coast to East Anglia and from Tyne Tees to the South Coast.”
That is a considerable amount of money, and it is fantastic that a community group in Tonypandy has been recognised and has received some of this funding.
Well done to World of Words and A F Blakemore and the Blakemore Foundation!