One of the area’s leading charities, The Dove Service is in line to win funding of £20,000 for its “Little Wings” project which will employ a local children’s counsellor, if it can gain enough votes. In conjunction with The Sentinel and The Big Lottery is has a chance to win a share of £250 000 through the Community Cash Awards Scheme.
The charity works across the region providing counselling and support to people suffering as a result of bereavement, life changing illness or significant loss. If successful, it wants to employ a children’s counsellor to support local children aged between 4 -11 years old, who are a struggling as a result of the bereavement and losses they have experienced.
“We hope that anyone who knows the Dove Service or has ever had any contact with us will vote for us to help develop our work with children in the area. This is a really crucial role for us, the local need is extensive and we can’t meet that need unless we can secure additional funding” said Joanne Speed, the Chief Executive of the charity.
The Charity which started in 1984, works with all ages in the community suffering from bereavement, life changing illness and significant loss. If successful the Dove Service will be able to help children with individual counselling and support sessions either at school or at a location close to their home.
To vote – you will need to obtain original coupons printed within the Sentinel newspaper from 23rd September to 5th October and submit them to Staffordshire Community Foundation by noon on Wednesday 9th October 2013 (or return them to the Dove Service who can submit them on your behalf).
To contact the charity please ring 01782 683 155 and further information is available at www.thedoveservice.org.uk