New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
01905 763933


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Cheltenham Gold Cup

Posted 28th January 2020 | Category: Fundraising Events

Beat the crowds and join us at Worcestershire County Cricket Club on Friday 13 March for Cheltenham Gold Cup Day!

Gold Cup Event

Enjoy the day and watch the events unfold at Cheltenham on the big screens. Take advantage of the resident bookmaker and relax in the warmth of the Graeme Hick Pavilion.

Tickets are £35 per person and include:

• Glass of fizz on arrival from 12.30

• Tea & coffee station available all day

• Sumptuous buffet lunch with desserts from 1- 3pm

• Bar open

• Free parking available onsite

• Racing themed entertainment during the day

The event is supporting New College Worcester, a residential school and college for young people aged 11 -19 who are blind and vision impaired. If you would like to contribute a prize to the raffle please let us know.

For more information please contact Jodi Brandwood on 01905 763933 or or go to our Eventbrite page

Feli's Blindfolded Dining Experience

Posted 23rd January 2020 | Category: Fundraising Events

Join us at Feli's Bar and Restaurant on Thursday 5th March 2020 at 7pm for an evening of fine dining with a difference!

Blindfolded Dining Experience

Let your senses take over as you indulge in a selection of culinary delights and experience how a diner with a vision impairment enjoys their meal.

Three of New College Worcester's BTEC Level 3 students will be heavily involved in the evening, planning menus and preparing your meals under the expert eye of top local chef, Felice Tocchini. This is a fantastic opportunity to get together with friends and experience this unique occasion.

Tickets cost £35. Visit Eventbrite to book your place online, or call Jodi Brandwood, Fundraising Officer on 01905 763933.

The event is in support of NCW and if you would like to donate a raffle prize please do let us know.

We look forward to seeing you at this fantastic event!

Take the plunge this New Year!

Posted 7th January 2020 | Category: Fundraising Events

NCW Group Tandem Skydive Day

Sunday 5th July 2020

8am – 5pm

Take the plunge for New College Worcester and raise funds to help blind and vision impaired students.

Image of a Skydive

Experience an exhilarating free-fall from 10,000ft at speeds of up to 120mph attached to a qualified instructor before gliding towards the ground and landing in front of your friends and family.

A training and safety briefing will be provided and your jump will be fully controlled by your experienced instructor from start to finish. All you need to do is enjoy the ride!

Pledge to raise £500 in sponsorship for New College Worcester and you can jump for FREE!

What you need to do:

- Click here to register online with Skyline

- Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £70

- Set up a JustGiving page and pledge to raise a minimum £500

- Or pay the airfield your own jump costs of £200 and raise as much sponsorship as you can for NCW

Minimum age 16 years, maximum weight 15st and some medical restrictions apply. Being blind or vision impaired will not exclude you from this fantastic opportunity.

For further information contact Jodi Brandwood on 01905 763933 or

Download a NCW Skydive Information Pack and a Sponsor Form Template.

New Wheels!

Posted 19th November 2019 | Category: Fundraising

NCW is very excited to have secured a brand new vehicle, which will help greatly in transporting our students to appointments, school trips and activity weekends!

Vauxhall Combi Life

Thanks to our long term partnership with The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers and their generous support, we now have a Vauxhall Combi Life.

It's already been out for quite a few spins!

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 – 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.

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