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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, Worcester@wildwoodrestaurants.co.uk


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 https://www.thursfields.co.uk/event/thursty-thursday-afternoon-tea/

•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 emillward@ncw.co.uk 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 emillward@ncw.co.uk

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.

Autumn Term 2017 Fundraising Update

Posted 11th December 2017 | Category: Fundraising

It's been a busy term for fundraising this term. It is wonderful to have the brand new multi gym up and running, and our thanks go to all who have made it possible through their generosity.

Opening of the multi gym

We also saw the opening of the new Fujitsu Innovation Hub which is a bright and modern space jam-packed with technology for teaching and learning.

It is wonderful news that Stourport High School have again selected us as their national charity of the year and we look forward to working with them again.

There are two major fundraising campaigns to focus on for 2017/18.

Classroom refurbishment

Starting with the maths department we plan to refurbish all of our classrooms over the next three years to provide a modern and adaptable learning environement. This will consist of new lighting, flooring, furniture, decoration and in most cases fixed IT provision.

Specialist equipment provision

This campaign is aimed at extending the provision of specialist equipment such as digital magnifiers, the very latest in braille technology and interactive whiteboard technology.

Year 7 check out some tech

Both campaigns started in September and have made an encouraging start thanks to donations from the Dixie Rose Findlay Charitable Trust, The Gordon Gray Trust and the generosity of one of our former students.

In conjunction with Blind Veterans UK we will be holding our first Fire Walk on Saturday April 28th. If you are interested in taking part contact khateley@ncw.co.uk for more details.

Following the success of our first annual Walk, Rest & Rail event we are delighted to confirm that plans for 2018 are being made. Save the Date Saturday 9th June.

Fundraising Summer Update!

Posted 5th September 2017 | Category: Fundraising

The Fundraising Department has been very busy over the summer holidays!

On August 9th John Hooper, Chairman of Unidoc Solutions Ltd of Halesowen, presented us with a wonderful donation of £3,240 towards equipment for the new Multi Gym which is due to be completed and handed over to us on Friday 8th September. Our Head of Fundraising said ‘John has visited NCW on a couple of occasions over the past few months and has taken a great deal of interest in the work we do. Unidoc's very kind donation will purchase two pieces of new fitness equipment and will help to ensure the new multi gym is fully equipped and ready to be used by our students before the end of September.

John Hooper

Gary Hateley, Sales Director of Alderman Ceramics, based in Kidderminster, successfully completed his 120km challenge on Sunday August 20th. Starting at 4.30am, Gary ran, cycled, rowed and used the cross trainer to reach his target in 8 hours. In the process he raised £1550, which will go towards fitness equipment for the new Multi Gym.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our first Walk, Rest & Rail event on June 17th. To date the event has raised £2.9k with a further £1k pledged via matched funding. Details of next year’s event will be announced shortly.

Wak, Rest and Rail

Our very successful visiting artist programme will continue for the next three years thanks to the continued support of the Bransford Trust. Colin Kinnear, a trustee of the Trust together with his wife, recently visited the College to see first hand the quality of work produced by our students and the impact this exciting project has had within the Art department.

With the help of our Patron, Lord Faulkner of Worcester, we have been able to secure a grant of £10k from The Foundation for Sport and the Arts, which has enabled us to reach our initial fundraising target so we can place an order to equip the new Multi Gym.

Thanks go to all who have contributed to our fundraising efforts over the last few months.

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