Independent Fundraisers of Worcester teamed
up with Santa in Asda Worcester collecting
funds for Fort Royal Community Primary
Santa with his team of helpers handed out sweets mainly provided by Asda, to children as they shopped with their parents, and he was available for photos all free of charge. The good people of Worcester showed their generosity by donating £1220 over the two weekends.
Friends of Fort Royal School are presented with an annual wish list by the staff for items that require funding. Often these are for an individual child who is in need of specialised equipment, or maybe a resource that would be particularly helpful to improve an area of the curriculum or school environment. These extras cannot be provided from the schools budget but can significantly help the children's learning experience.
Items purchased include trikes that are regularly needed to replace battered and worn out one’s that can no longer be refurbished. Children learn through movement, for many trikes provide an opportunity to move independently. For those not yet steady on their feet they promote good balance and a sense of purpose and for nonverbal children they help with communication skills
Two man tents provide some of the autistic children with a little time out in their own space when the class is engaged in outdoor learning activities. They can also be used to support bush craft skills. Outdoor learning is practiced widely throughout the school.
Waterproof bean bags allow children in wheelchairs to be hoisted from their chair to give them a much needed stretch and change of position in the classroom.
Margaret Jones, Grants and Fundraising Co-ordinator for the School commented "The £1220 donation will make a huge difference to the children at the school and we are so greatful for the help provided by both Asda and Independent Fundraisers. Additionally their event has also helped to raise the profile of the school. The kind people of Worcester have once again shown their generosity and support for children with learning and physical challenges who need help and encouragement so much”.