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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:

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,

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.

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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