News and Projects that the Trust Has Funded
Monkeying Around At Regal Cinema
Youngsters in Tenbury Wells are being introduced to the world of cinema through sports and activities thanks to funding provided by the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.
MiniCineMonkeys provides an hour of creative play in the Regal Cinema for Under 7s, before watching a cartoon in the auditorium. Thanks to funding of over £1,200 from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust the emphasis of the club has now changed to include physical play to help improve the health and fitness of children.
For many children, attending MiniCineMonkeys it is their first cinema experience, and rather than this being the otherwise sedentary activity of just sitting and watching film, it is combined with active play.
Ian Little from the Regal Tenbury Trust who runs MiniCineMonkeys commented “We are extremely grateful to the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust for the funding they have provided, as it has meant we could purchase a range of equipment that will help promote good balance, coordination, motor skills and team work.”
The equipment purchased comprises two packs of components, including balls, bean bags, skipping ropes, floor markers and more, as well as a set of stepping stones.
John Garbutt, Chairman of the Trust said “Research has shown that physical activity in children is important to their life-long health, and that behaviours instilled in childhood are likely to be continued into adult life, this is something the Trust strongly agrees with. Therefore we were really pleased to help a scheme that is taking such a sedentary activity and combining it with active play.”