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Fundraising News > New Partners

Thank you!

Posted 17th December 2018 | Category: New Partners

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our recent donors:

Richard Freeman, David and Sally Scott, Waitrose Worcester, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, David Bryant, Timothy Body, The Spires Hospital, John Claricoat, Events with the Edge, Chris Sewell, The Gordon Gray Trust, The Baron Davenports Charity, Evesham Rotary Club, Jaki Meekings-Davis and ALL of our regular monthly givers.

Could you, your friends and family or workplace join our ‘Adopt a Collection Tin’ campaign?

If so contact who will be delighted to hear from you and will be able to provide you with a collection tin.

The Vision Factory

Posted 15th May 2018 | Category: New Partners

We are delighted that The Vision Factory in Worcester are supporting us by sponsoring our new Sensory Garden and Greenhouse project which will include a greenhouse & accessories, plants, compost, wind chimes, raised beds, tools, a shed and picket fencing.

We asked the Partners of the business why they were interested in supporting NCW:

"I have been manufacturing glasses for Opticians and more recently making glasses directly for the customer at the Vision Factory for many years. Still to this day, I get a lot of satisfaction out of making every pair of glasses to be the very best that they can be. This is particularly so with more complex prescriptions by making them look as thin and as nice as possible for the customer. So when deciding upon a local charity to support, it was a natural choice to go with a sight charity. By doing this, I can continue to try and make a positive difference for people and their sight and the Sensory Garden at New College Worcester deserves all the support it can get"

Neil Jones - The Vision Factory

"Since the age of 16, I have always had a passion for optometry; and being able to correct vision and to help people see better I find very rewarding. We all take our sight for granted whether it may be looking at our mobile phones or watching fireworks in the sky, but what happens when sight fails us and vision can no longer be corrected? The human body naturally enhances our other senses to compensate and this is why our project with NCW is so important to me."

Bimal Panchal - The Vision Factory

Year 8 Ebenezer and Syd went to meet Neil and Bimal, and were delighted to come away with a packet of biscuits to smuggle back to school!

Neil and Bimal from the Vision Factory with Ebenezer and Syd


Posted 2nd May 2018 | Category: New Partners

Thanks go to everyone at the Birmingham branch of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors who have collected a colossal amount of stamps that we can exchange for funds towards our classroom refurbishment project. Hilary and Toni popped in to deliver them and met Head Boy and Girl Charlie and Grace!

Grace and Charlie with the stamps

Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form

Posted 19th February 2017 | Category: New Partners

We are delighted to be working closely with Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form. Fundraising Manager, Kevin Hateley, joined staff at the School in St Johns, Worcester, to take part in mock interviews with some Year 11 students.

Needless to say, he would have given them all the job!

Kitsons Pharmacy supporting NCW

Posted 5th February 2017 | Category: New Partners

Worcester pharmacy, Kitsons on Broad Street, has pledged its support to New College Worcester, the school for blind and visually impaired young people, to the tune of £550.

Head girl Sarah and Head Boy Matthew, along with Sarah’s guide dog Babs, recently accompanied NCW Fundraising Manager Kevin Hateley to Kitsons to take receipt of the donation and to meet the staff. The pharmacy, which has recently been taken over by Mr Amo Sohal, has also become the College’s preferred supplier of prescription medicines.

Kevin Hateley, Fundraising Manager said “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Kitsons and we really look forward to working more closely with them. It’s been great for Sarah and Matthew to come and meet all the staff, and have a chat about the day to day work that a busy pharmacy involves”

The donation has been used for the College’s art department to purchase a camera for the use of students wishing to pursue photography courses.

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