New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
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NCW wins £1000 Movement for Good award thanks to public nominations
Posted 4th July 2019 | Category: Donations
New College Worcester was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving a total of £1,000,000 to charities this summer.
Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. We were one of more than 7,000 charities which were nominated by an amazing 98,000 members of the public to be in for a chance to win a financial boost!
Head of Fundraising, Kevin Hateley, said: "We were delighted to be one of the lucky winners and would like to thank everyone who nominated us. Our thanks also go to the Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good campaign".
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive at Ecclesiastical, said: “As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”
Posted 6th June 2019 | Category: Donations
The Monday Night Group have kindly donated £250 towards this year’s NCW beach day.
The funds were raised through their ‘Red Riding Hood’ pantomime performance in January and the donation was made at a special presentation evening, which included lots of the cast members in their pantomime outfits!
This donation is really appreciated as it will help us to take the students for a day out to the beach at the end of the summer term. The day trip will start at Porthcawl (Wales) mine followed by an afternoon at the beach with a picnic lunch and fish and chips for tea.
Students who have previously enjoyed a beach day out, said, “I like all of us coming together”
“Running outside, in the open space, feeling the wind on my face felt amazing.”
A big thank you to the Monday Night Group for their generosity.
Sweet Shop Support!
Posted 6th June 2019 | Category: Fundraising
We’re delighted that Mr Simms Worcester, the sweets shop on the High Street has adopted us as their charity of the year!
The partnership began with joining together for Mr Simms first birthday celebrations at the shop.
The owners, Michelle and Mark, are planning on a variety of fundraising and different ways of working together, including collecting loose change and also hosting ‘closed’ shopping events so that our students can browse at their own pace.
Thanks so much, Mr Simms, Worcester and a very happy birthday from everyone at New College Worcester.
Posted 5th June 2019 | Category: Fundraising
Worcester Cargill cares team have kindly committed to fortnightly sessions during the spring and summer in the grounds of New College Worcester.
They are helping with a variety of projects including weeding and painting benches, steps and railings and helping to prepare a new sensory garden area. Their first project has been to help prepare the outdoor sports area ready for the summer term.
Yvonne Bennett – Office Manager at Cargill explained, “Our Cargill Cares team is all about supporting our local community, we are very proud and passionate about our involvement and support with NCW and look forward to supporting them anyway we can and building on what is becoming a great partnership and relationship”
Ele Millward (Fundraiser at NCW) added, “We’re so grateful to the team at Cargills for offering their time to help improve the outdoor space for our students. It is brilliant that they want to support us in this way.”
If you are interested in volunteering at NCW there are lots of opportunities to get involved. Vacancies at the moment for volunteer drivers, fundraising volunteer and classroom support in art. Please contact Rachael Kings for more information or for an application form on 01905 763933 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 24th May 2019 | Category: Donations
Following very generous donations from St James Place Charitable Foundation and The Percy Bilton Charity, we have been able to refurbish another area of NCW!
TaskSpace, design and installation company for schools, previously revamped our Maths classrooms which have been highly successful, so we were excited to welcome them back once again to update our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) department.
For the classrooms to work on all levels as multi-sensory learning spaces, TaskSpace has created a bespoke lighting design which ensures that every desk is individually lit to cater for the needs of each unique student. State of the art storage systems ensure materials and learning resources are easily accessible and surfaces are kept clear. Tricky angles and spaces have been eliminated by building fitted storage wall to wall or floor to ceiling, creating useful storage and easily navigable spaces. Feature flooring is textured in the classrooms to differentiate from corridors and helps to reduce distracting noise.
The use of bright colours throughout helps our students to recognise pin-boards and shelving, and prevents the classrooms looking clinical. Even the door frames are contrasted in colour, allowing students to identify features of the rooms. Surfaces and flooring are also contrasted in texture and colour to identify and differentiate areas, while maintaining consistency across all three new classrooms. Every detail has been considered, with coat-hooks matching the colour of other practical features such as chairs and shelves!
We are delighted with the result!
The project schedule took three weeks, and was completed over the Easter period to minimise disruption.
We are looking forward to moving on to the next stage of refurbishments, which will include our Arts, Drama and Humanities departments!
Walk, Rest and Rail 2019!
Posted 28th March 2019 | Category: Fundraising Events
Summer sponsored walk in support of New College Worcester - kindly sponsored by Thursfields Solicitors.
This 7 mile walk will take you along the River Severn, through the beautiful Worcestershire countryside and finishes at the Ship Inn, Highley. There you can have a well deserved break and enjoy complimentary tea and cake. Then you can relax and let the train take the strain on the Severn Valley Railway back to Bewdley.
This event takes place on Saturday 8 June, and starts at Bewdley Severn Valley Railway Station. (registration from 8.30am, walk starts at 9.30am)
Adult Entry is £16 (this includes your train ticket and refreshments)
Child Entry(4-15 years) is £10 (this includes your train ticket and refreshments)
Under 3's are free
Anyone raising over £50 in sponsorship will be entered into a free prize draw.
Fundraising Team - Kevin Hateley or Elinor Millward on 01905 763933
New College Worcester, Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
Posted 26th March 2019 | Category: Fundraising Events
The Bluebell Inn, Malvern very kindly hosted a quiz in support of New College Worcester on 20th March with the lucky winning team going home with a voucher and chocolates!
If you missed it, there will be another quiz raising funds for NCW at the Bluebell Inn on Wednesday 15th May.
To book your table just ring the Bluebell Inn on 01684 575031. The quiz starts at 8pm and is £2 per player, with a maximum of 6 per team.
Pictured: Heather (Bluebell Inn) and Fundraiser Ele Millward
(Barnards Green, Malvern, WR14 3QP, https://www.bluebellinnpub.co.uk/
Charity of the Month!
Posted 25th March 2019 | Category: Fundraising
We are delighted that Wildwood Restaurant, Worcester has chosen New College Worcester as their charity of the month for April!
Angelika Krezolek (Manager) at Wildwood explained: “We want to support local causes not only because it benefits the College itself, but it's also deeply rewarding for our team at Wildwood. It has a very positive effect on everyone involved.”
Ele Millward, fundraiser at NCW, said: “We’re delighted that Wildwood has adopted us this month and we’re looking forward to working together. Through support from local businesses we can ensure that students here will gain skills for life and can go forward in the future to lead independent and fulfilling lives. We are very grateful to Angelika and the team at Wildwood.”
Wildwood, Worcester plan to raise money through collecting loose change and taking part in awareness activities. They are also working in partnership with NCW to ensure their menus are accessible to people who are blind or partially sighted by offering menus in braille.
Wildwood Restaurant, 27 Chapel Walk, Worcester, WR1 3LE, 01905 679000, Worcester@wildwoodrestaurants.co.uk
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