Monday, 25 December 2017

Santa Helps Raise Funds for “A very special” Local School

Independent Fundraisers of Worcester teamed up with Santa in Asda  Worcester collecting funds for Fort Royal  Community Primary School.

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”.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Early Gifts from Santa for Riverbank Children's Ward

Independent Fundraisers of Worcester, working with Santa once again, delivered 50 selection boxes to  the Riverbank Children's Ward, Worcester Royal Hospital.

"The early delivery will allow the presents to be distributed to children and their siblings over the Christmas period and to the Day Patients having operations in Kidderminster", said Joy Powell, Hospital Play Leader from the ward. "They will really appreciate the gifts and will help to brighten them up" she went on to say.

This is the fourth year Independent Fundraisers and Santa have delivered presents to the hospital and this time sponsored by Bert Andrews & Son Ltd., Specialist Building Contractors, Worcester,

Kath Smith from Independent Fundraisers said "We have a soft spot for children and we are really pleased to be able to donate these presents and hope all of the children in Riverbank get well soon and particularly those that are so ill they have to stay in hospital over Christmas". She went on to say "As a Group we try to support our local community and we can be found in the Counting House entrance to Asda, Worcester with Santa on Saturday 9th and 16th, and Sunday 10th and 17th of December raising funds for Fort Royal Community Primary School, Worcester -  a very special school".  

Sunday, 19 November 2017

£725 Raised for Headway Worcestershire

Independent Fundraisers fundraising campaign for Headway Worcestershire raised £725 for the Charity.

The campaign consisted of a Coffee Morning with Craft Stall and Prize Tombola held in the Guildhall, Worcester followed by a Bucket Collection at Asda.

A big boost was gained from the craft sales thanks to Dawn and the ladies of Cotton Reel