It is an unfortunate truth that many people have to endure challenges and tough times at some point in their lives.
However, as humans, we are naturally inclined to help others who are experiencing difficulty – and that is why there are a number of great organisations out there doing excellent work to support individuals and groups and assisting them with moving forward, whatever their situation.
Privileged this pm. to watch “Squad Goals” by @altrudrama at @halliwell_the. A very powerful story relaying the modern #mentalhealth challenges faced by young people. Whilst aimed at Year 7-9 Pupils, this drama, supported by @stateofmindsprt can also benefit a much wider audience pic.twitter.com/5ZVRLHUKF7
— #TimeToChangeWarrington (@TimeToChangeWa1) March 12, 2020
In the UK, we are fortunate that there are a lot of brilliant charities working on a nationwide level to support people affected by specific issues. Furthermore, many global organisations have even taken the step of developing UK-specific projects, with a charity created by philanthropist Tej Kohli, for example, working on bionics to help young people with limb differences.
However, there are also plenty of excellent causes undertaking work within certain areas, and communities and Warrington is home to several impressive organisations that does just that.
One of the most notable is arguably the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, which was established by the local rugby league club and has been continuing its great work in the community with some fantastic initiatives in recent weeks.
Helping young people in different ways
Mental health is an issue which is in the spotlight more than ever before, and it was the focus of a recent performance that was hosted by the foundation.
Created by Altru Drama CIC, Squad Goals was held at Warrington Wolves in the middle of March and is a play that examines incredibly important topics, including mental wellbeing and body image. While it was created for schoolchildren, this latest performance was primarily aimed at health and education professionals to give them a taste of the play, while its writer Kate Cotterell was also in attendance.
Supporting young people and encouraging participation in sport is of course another big element of the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation’s work, and it took a step forward on that issue recently by launching new sessions aimed at little ones.
As the Warrington Guardian reports, the Wolf Pack has been created for children aged between two and five is all about introducing them to the sport. The exciting sessions take place at the University of Chester’s Padgate Campus on Sunday mornings, and have already proven to be a hit, with the news outlet revealing that there is already a waiting list to get involved.
— Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation (@WWRLFoundation) January 19, 2020
Making a real difference
Such initiatives put a clear focus on the incredible work that organisations like the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation are doing across our local area. While we are fortunate to have so many great local charities, the foundation is clearly using its resources to make a real difference to young people in particular.
It is very exciting to see what the organisation has been able to achieve so far this year, and it will be fascinating to see what else it has in the pipeline for the rest of 2020.