New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
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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!

Ele from Fundraising with Wildwood Foods Manager

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.

Additional Notes:

Wildwood Restaurant, 27 Chapel Walk, Worcester, WR1 3LE, 01905 679000,

The Mile Trials!

Posted 20th March 2019 | Category: Fundraising Events

Mile Trials – New Sponsored Challenge for to support young people who are blind or partially sighted.

New College Worcester are looking for teams of 4 to enter an exciting sponsored challenge in their new multi-purpose gym on Saturday 27th April – The Mile Trials. We are asking participants to run, row and ride and see how far their team can go in 2 hours! There are prizes for the team who cover the longest distance!

Kevin Hateley, Head of Fundraising at NCW said, “It promises to be a really fun event and a great team builder. We'll provide everyone with a goody bag, kindly donated by Asda – Worcester and everyone will receive a personalised completion certificate. All the sponsorship raised is so valuable and will help to transform young lives. For example, it could help pay for specialist equipment to enable students to prepare their own snacks and meals and live independently or could help pay for mobility training, ensuring students can travel safely and with confidence.”

Hannah has signed up to the Mile Trials and said, "I'm looking forward to challenging myself in a team environment in this brand new event, but also getting involved in raising funds for the college which is providing so many life changing opportunities for it's students!”

For more information about this challenge or to sign up please contact Ele Millward (Fundraiser) on 01905 763933 or email: Or go to

Charity of the Year!

Posted 14th March 2019 | Category: Fundraising

We are delighted that New College Worcester has been chosen as Charity of the Year in the Wyre Forest for local Thursfields Solicitors!

Thursfields Solicitors and students

Shane Miller, Director of Thursfields, congratulated: “NCW is an impressive school that works hard to carefully create a tailored programme for students’ academic achievement, independent living skills and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Thursfields is determined to help make a difference in the community it serves, and we’re delighted to focus our Wyre Forest fundraising efforts on helping this great charity to raise more funds that will help the young blind and partially sighted.”

Kevin Hateley, Head of Fundraising at NCW, said: “We’re grateful to everyone at Thursfields for offering this valuable help which will assist the school to provide even better opportunities for students.

Our staff are dedicated to helping students develop the confidence and self-esteem that will enable them to prepare for life beyond NCW in the future, and all funds raised go towards this crucial role.”

Thursfields has now planned to get involved in various fundraising events at NCW during the next few months, including:

•A wills workshop in February resulted in staff and parents having an opportunity to book an on-site appointment to make their will on 18, 19, 27 or 28 March

•A Thursfields’ Thursty Thursday afternoon tea at Brockencote Hall on 2 May – tickets are available at

•A Walk, Rest and Rail event on Saturday 8 June, which includes a 7.5-mile riverside walk and ride home on the Severn Valley Railway

Looking for a speaker?

Posted 8th February 2019 | Category: Fundraising

Are you a member of a local group or organisation? Would you like to learn more about what is happening at New College Worcester?

We would be very happy to talk to your group about the work we do and the services we provide. If so please contact Ele on or call on 01905 763933. We can present to any audience and will tailor our presentation to match the needs of your group.

Save the Date!

Posted 4th February 2019 | Category: Fundraising

Waitrose (London Road, Worcester) are kindly hosting a wine tasting evening on Tuesday 22nd October in support of New College Worcester, more details to follow soon.

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.

Could you take on a new challenge in 2019?

Posted 14th December 2018 | Category: Fundraising

Help transform the lives of our students at NCW, helping them to overcome the challenges that sight loss brings.

Choose your challenge, whether it’s a run, walk, cycle, swim or perhaps a weight loss goal and become a New College Worcester Challenge Champion!

Here are a few ideas:

Worcester half and full marathon – Sunday 19th May 2019 Worcester Run

Walk, Rest and Rail – Saturday 8th June 2019 – an NCW event, 7 ½ mile riverside walk followed by a train ride home on the Severn Valley Railway.

Nightrider, London (50k or 100k) – 8th and 9th June 2019 Night Rider

The Severn Mud Run – Sunday 8th September 2019 Severn Mud Run

We’ll support you all the way with all the fundraising tools you need.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you into the NCW challenge champion team! Together we can make 2019 a champion year for our students. Please get in touch with Ele on 01905 763277 or email

Thumbs up for Maths Refurbishment

Posted 10th October 2018 | Category: Fundraising

We are delighted to confirm that the refurbishment of the Maths department was completed in time for the beginning of the new academic year, with Maths teachers and students all agreeing it is a wonderful improvement.

Maths Refurd

We have been fundraising hard to continue the project and work will commence shortly on in Modern Foreign Languages, followed by the Humanities department. The refurbishment programme has been totally funded by external grants.

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