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Battens Charitable Trust supports Dorset road safety

The Battens Charitable Trust has donated £250 to support SafeWise’s new digital operating model to serve all Dorset and South Wiltshire. SafeWise provide realistic and immersive learning experiences to equip visitors with the skills, knowledge and confidence to live active, fulfilling and safer lives in stronger communities.

Like many organisations and charities, Covid-19 has impacted the way SafeWise delivers their programmes. SafeWise will operate one centre in Bournemouth to serve Dorset and South Wiltshire, and move to an enhanced three strand delivery model of digital, outreach and centre-based experiences for its skills for life programmes.

SafeWise Chief Executive Rob Hattersley said:

“On behalf of SafeWise, I’d like to thank Battens Charitable Trust for their generous donation. This will help us continue to deliver essential skills for life, such as our developing digital offers, which will enhance existing in-centre programmes.”

“Skills for life includes things like building resilience, confidence and well-being, plus assessing risks; and these will be more important than ever, as the country meets the challenges of COVID-19 and all that it brings, particularly for our children and young people.”

The donation follows Battens’ support of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Injury Prevention week, 17th – 21st August, with a focus on pedestrian safety helping raise awareness of road traffic issues, particularly for the important return of schools in September.

Over the course of the pandemic, the charitable trust has donated over £25,000 to local charities, hospitals, schools and community initiatives helping vulnerable people.

To discover SafeWise’s online programmes visit:

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Paul Appleby
Author: Paul Appleby