tackling health inequalities in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall
Complete Kidz CIC attend Simon Cowell event

Complete Kidz CIC were amongst the special guests at an event hosted by Simon Cowell. Director Jo Haydon, Head Sports Coach Katie Steele, Fitness instructor for parents Natalie Belfield and club members Oliver Haydon and Tammy Haydon attended The Health Lottery Tea Party at Claridge’s to help celebrate £32 million of new good causes funding raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery.

The event was attended by celebrities and representatives from local charity projects that have been funded by People’s Health Trust. The Trust uses the good causes money to support people in disadvantaged communities to grow up, live, work and age well.

Complete Kidz CIC received £7,382 of funding from People’s Health Trust – using money raised by HealthDesire through The Health Lottery. The new funding has enabled them to provide exercise classes to parents living in Smethwick, while their children are offered fun sports activities at the same time, such as dance, archery and rocket ball.

Jo Haydon, director at Complete Kidz CIC, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed the tea party at Claridge’s. Meeting all the celebrities and people from other charities funded by People’s Health Trust – it all added to the experience.”

“Parts of Sandwell are in the top 1% most disadvantaged areas of the country. We have used the funding to remove the barrier of childcare for parents – providing them and their children with opportunities to play, socialise and exercise in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment. This has encouraged families to take part in activities together. Complete Kidz is grateful for the funding we have received.”

John Hume, chief executive of People’s Health Trust, said: “Without a doubt, the society lotteries and The Health Lottery are one of the highest profile and most successful new sources of funding that the charity sector has seen in years. It is innovative, fresh and it’s desperately needed. It’s hard to believe how much has been raised already.

“Communities, charities, local groups and local people are experiencing some of the hardest times at the moment. It is at times like this, with massive public sector cuts, that people turn to their local community groups and charities.”

So far, more than 500 charities and community groups and over 50,000 people have already benefitted from the new funding raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery.

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
 
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