On 24 January Mr Andrew Horncastle was invited to meet HRH Prince Charles when the prince visited Barnsley College. The W A Horncastle Charitable Trust has been supporting the work of the Prince’s Trust in Hull to help young people. Particularly in bringing about the reintroduction to the city of the PT Enterprise Programme. This programme is designed to give young people an introduction to self-employment and support them in establishing a business.
In collaboration with Kingston Upon Hull City Council eighty three young people attended the new programme up to April 2012 and a further programme is underway now supported also by a grant from the European Regional Development Fund.
The W A Horncastle Charitable Trust is pleased to have been able to help get things off the ground and hopes that many young people who have faced difficult and challenging circumstances will benefit and experience the opportunity of successful self employment.
On 8 September 10 riders including our Trustee Andrew Horncastle set off from Lands’ End to ride to John O’Groats in memory of Ben Madden a cyclist who was killed in an accident last year and to raise money for the Daisy Appeal, after nine days riding, nine hundred miles and having climbed more than 47 thousand feet the ride was completed.
The W A Horncastle Charitable Trust has made a number of donations to the Daisy Appeal and is very keen to help with the delivery of their phase two project
Andrew said ‘this was a tough ride but a fantastic experience and one I am pleased to have participated in, and also being a trustee of Daisy we are delighted to have raised a substantial sum of money’
At a cost of £6.6m the charity is to begin construction of a new PET-CT centre at Castle Hill Hospital in October, the new centre when completed late next year will be used for both clinical service and research in to cancer, coronary and neurological illnesses, capable of carrying out more than 3000 scans per year. Experience confirms that early accurate diagnosis of these illnesses leads to the best patient outcomes, the centre is being built by local people for local people.