Latest News

Hello and welcome to our latest news page. Below you will find information about the projects and organisations we are supporting through the foundation.

Minibus Funding for CAYP

CAYP Minibus Funding Thank You LetterDear Richard

On behalf of the youth club and our members, I would like to thank you for your extremely generous donation of £2,500 towards the purchase of a 9-seater minibus for the centre.

The impact on us is by having a vehicle will be massive as we will be able to reduce the costs we incur on hiring vehicles and we will now be able to take smaller groups out on shorter journeys without the hassle of having to sort out vehicle hire.

For us it is so important and so incredibly helpful to have backers and supporters such as yourself who value the work we do and can help us with those much needed funds we need to raise to continue to improve life opportunities and create positive wellbeing for young people and their families.

Once again on behalf of our members and the community, thank you for your kind consideration in supporting us.

Yours sincerely

Jae Harris

Manager / Director

Poole Town FC Kidfs Initiative

Poole Town FC Kids Initiave Logo

The Gale Foundation are proud supporters of our local club’s mission to provide local children, especially those facing financial or emotional hardship, with opportunities to watch or take part in football events.

Working together with local charities, the club with the help of the Foundation, have provided 94 free places for children supported by these charities to take part in our fun holiday soccer schools during the past year.

Wave 105 - Cash For Kids

Mission Christmas - Cash For Kids Appeal

MISSION CHRISTMAS APPEAL

2018 was the 4th year we have contributed to this festive appeal which collects presents for local disadvantaged children and young adults. We contributed nearly 1,000 presents to a total in excess of 36,000 that were donated by people across Dorset and Hampshire.

Each year we continue to increase the number of gifts we donate by striking discounts with major retailers and by taking advantage of sales and special offers throughout the year.

Christmas For Kids Tour 2018

A thank you message from C4K

Dear Richard and all at The Gale Foundation,

I hope you are well. We at C4K wanted to write to you personally and say a huge thank you once again for the extremely generous donation your trust you made to Christmas for Kids for our 2018 children’s hospice tour.

To give you some insight into our work last year, we employed nine actors (three returning and six new) and toured a brand new show, Harry’s Christmas Adventure, with original songs and lots of sensory and interactive elements to 54 children’s hospices and related venues in England, Wales and Scotland. It was our first time touring to Scotland and those new venues loved the show. I expect you are incredibly busy, but if you have a moment, please do take a look at our blog of the tour written by members of the cast, which you’ll find on our website. I also attach a couple of photos from last year’s tour.

Our reputation is building and we were recently invited to collaborate with charity Rays of Sunshine, who are employing us to take a two-hander show into children’s hospital wards as part of their Hospital Activity Days throughout the year. We now have a pool of twelve actors working on this project and since starting in February 2019, we have already played seven shows to children in hospitals in London, Bristol and Cambridge. We are very excited about this new venture as well as looking towards our 10th Anniversary Fundraising Gala later in the year, and of course our 2019 children’s hospice tour. 

None of this work would be possible without support from generous donors such as your foundation, so thank you once again. Please see below a breakdown of how your donation was spent - you paid for six hospice visits in the South and South West of England, covering the actors' wages and accommodation.

With our very best wishes, and heartfelt thanks,

Sue, Claire and all at Christmas for Kids

Christmas For Kids Tour 2018