Peter Pan Nursery Garden

The Peter Pan nursery, in Hoon Avenue, Wolstanton, supports parents and carers of children with special needs from Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle and Cheshire. The nursery’s garden underwent a massive transformation, funded by Realise charity, it helped bring life to a garden where children and their families could play safely outside.

Moto In The Community

Moto in the community donated an amazing £1000 to Realise charity, to help people in the community. The money went towards helping young people get into work and regenerating communities in North Staffordshire.

27 Learners Receive £500 Bursaries

27 PM Training learners were supported with bursaries up to £500 each. The bursaries, managed in partnership with Staffordshire Community Foundation, included items such as laptops, tools, textbooks and bus passes. Realise charity are proud to be a support network for learners, giving them the assets they need to succeed in their career path. Even travel can be an issue for a young person, bus passes allow learners to be able to access public transport without having to worry about the cost.  

Donna Louise Family Bereavement Garden

This moving garden was funded by Realise charity, PM Training supported the build with help from Aspire volunteers. The garden’s aim was to create a soothing, calming outside space where newly bereaved parents can spend time close to their loved child prior to the funeral.

100th Apprentice Beneficiary

Matthew Nutt, 18, who lives in Basford, is the 100th apprentice to receive funding from Realise Charity.

Falkirk Grange Garden

The residents in Thistleberry-based Falkirk Grange, felt their outside garden area could be of real benefit to them. After speaking with Realise charity, the project took off! The garden was re-developed by learners of PM Training, allowing residents to sit and enjoy the outdoor area around their homes.

First Apprentice Grant

Nicola Hudson was the very first PM Training apprentice who was supported by a grant provided by Realise Charity. The grant was given to her employer, Daniel and Hulme estate agents, to enable Nicola to start her career journey. Since then, she has progressed to become an Officeworks Manager at PM Training, helping advise learners in their own career journeys.

Seabridge Primary School Memory Garden

This project was a special memory garden, for pupils to remember loved ones who have passed away. The school originally went for funding by The Sentinal to win the £5000 prize, but sadly didn’t win. That’s when Realise charity stepped in to help with £5,000 worth of funding. Headteacher Sandra Mitchell stated: “I am so proud of the children’s energy and enthusiasm, the garden will be such a special place for the children to go”. The project featured a garden, seating, noticeboards, and sculptures. The design itself was inspired by the children’s school trip to the National Memorial Arboretum. To celebrate the opening of the garden, the children from Seabridge Primary attached messaged to balloons and set them free in memory of lost loved ones.  

The Wammy

The Wammy project was the very first environmental project funded by Realise Charity. The pupils at Knutton St Mary’s Primary School were invited to take part in a competition to design a sign for The Wammy public parkway. The winning design was by Felicity Higginbottom and was manufactured by PM Training.