SCL Podcast ep13: Karen Ross of Rosie’s Helping Hands

Welcome to the Sutton Coldfield Local Community Podcast episode 13: In conversation with Karen Ross of Rosie’s Helping Hands.

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A moving and inspirational talk with Karen Ross who, along with her husband Sean, set up the charity Rosie’s Helping Hands in tribute and remembrance of their daughter who was fatally stabbed in a random and unprovoked attack in May 2001.

Karen talks about the tragic death of 16 year old Rosie before explaining more about the charity founded in her name.

Rosie’s Helping Hands provides funds for children based projects within a 15 mile radius of their home in Aldridge.

Sutton Coldfield projects that have received help from the charity include Langley School, Plantsbrook School, Home Start and ourselves, Sutton Coldfield Local.

Rosie’s Helping Hands doesn’t receive any grants but relies on fundraising events and individual donations in order to support local groups.

One of the major fundraising events is the annual Rosie’s Walk which this year takes place on Sunday 13th July. The walk attracts around a thousands people and, as Karen explains, has grown beyond a walk into a local festival with numerous attractions. Also, each year has a theme and this year’s is Flower Power.

To find out more about Rosie’s and to contact them visit the website: www.rosieshelpinghands.org. You will also find them on Twitter @RosiesCharity.

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