Featherstone Rovers awarded grant for their foundation

The Featherstone Rovers Foundation has been awarded a grant of £24,410 over the next two years to support their current Parent and Toddler group ‘Rover Tots’.

The programme will provide a great opportunity for families with young children in Featherstone and surrounding areas to socialise with their peers in a secure environment; building bonds of friendship and establishing skills to aid child development. 

It will host bi-monthly events for children to get involved in and it will provide opportunities and more involvement within the community and as part of Featherstone Rovers Foundation, being included in galas and the occasional match day among other community events. 

‘Rovers Tots’ will host monthly coffee, cake and chat sessions that will take place after group where any parents, grandparents or carers who want to stay, can have their say and pass on any feedback. Staff will encourage volunteers in order to attain an ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) certficiate which aims to develop skills and knowledge in areas such as communication, citizenship and community. 

“I am looking forward to running these toddler sessions and working alongside great volunteers and parents alike to give the children in Featherstone and surrounding areas a secure environment to come learn, have fun and make friends,” Amy Dobson, project leader said.

People’s Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each of the 51 society lotteries and makes grants using money raised by the society lotteries through The Health Lottery. 

Anyone wanting to join Rovers Tots or find out more information can contact Amy directly at amy.dobson@featherstonerovers.net, 01977781674, or on Twitter at @RoversTots or join their Facebook group at ‘Rovers Tots’. 

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