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Eye Care, We Care

Posted 1st October 2019 | Category: Fundraising

We’re calling on supporters to take part in an exciting new initiative during October 2019 called ‘Eye Care, We Care’.

Lots of individuals and companies have already pledged their support for this special month and this includes dress down days, bucket collections and various events.

NCW, students, staff and volunteers are kicking the month off on Tuesday 1st October with a ‘go orange’ day – everyone has had lots of fun creating orange outfits, wigs, nail varnish and make up!

We’ll be posting daily on social media with updates, for example, Claire Bligh from The Filling Station (Worcester) is having a ‘guess the number of sweets’ competition and said, “We are delighted to support such a good cause.”

Waitrose (Worcester) are kindly hosting a wine tasting evening on Tuesday 22nd October from 7pm -9pm and tickets are £10 and are now available. Store Manager, Scott Whittaker explains, “It’s our privilege to continue supporting New College Worcester, it’s wonderful to know that we are supporting young people who are blind or vision impaired to achieve and follow their dreams.”

Ele Millward (Fundraiser at NCW) stated, “It’s brilliant how individuals, groups and companies have got on board with this special month and have come up with such great ideas. It really makes a big difference and will help our students thrive.”

There is still time to sign up and get involved by emailing Ele Millward – emillward@ncw.co.uk or give her a call on 01905 763933.

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.

Movement for Good Logo

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.”

Pantomime Gift

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!

Ele, Fundraising Officer, with The Monday Night Group!

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!

Mr Simms Shop Front

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.

Ele, Fundraising Officer, with the Mr Simms team

Thanks so much, Mr Simms, Worcester and a very happy birthday from everyone at New College Worcester.

Cargill Cares

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.

Cargill Team

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: office@ncw.co.uk

Classroom Refurb!

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.

Walk, Rest and Rail View

Walk, Rest and Rail Flyer

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

TO BOOK:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walk-rest-and-rail-tickets-58082195410

Anyone raising over £50 in sponsorship will be entered into a free prize draw.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Fundraising Team - Kevin Hateley or Elinor Millward on 01905 763933

fundraising@ncw.co.uk

New College Worcester, Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX

Bluebell Quiz!

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.

Fundraising Assistant Ele with Heather from Bluebell

Pictured: Heather (Bluebell Inn) and Fundraiser Ele Millward

(Barnards Green, Malvern, WR14 3QP, https://www.bluebellinnpub.co.uk/

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