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

The Vision Factory

Posted 15th May 2018 | Category: New Partners

We are delighted that The Vision Factory in Worcester are supporting us by sponsoring our new Sensory Garden and Greenhouse project which will include a greenhouse & accessories, plants, compost, wind chimes, raised beds, tools, a shed and picket fencing.

We asked the Partners of the business why they were interested in supporting NCW:

"I have been manufacturing glasses for Opticians and more recently making glasses directly for the customer at the Vision Factory for many years. Still to this day, I get a lot of satisfaction out of making every pair of glasses to be the very best that they can be. This is particularly so with more complex prescriptions by making them look as thin and as nice as possible for the customer. So when deciding upon a local charity to support, it was a natural choice to go with a sight charity. By doing this, I can continue to try and make a positive difference for people and their sight and the Sensory Garden at New College Worcester deserves all the support it can get"

Neil Jones - The Vision Factory

"Since the age of 16, I have always had a passion for optometry; and being able to correct vision and to help people see better I find very rewarding. We all take our sight for granted whether it may be looking at our mobile phones or watching fireworks in the sky, but what happens when sight fails us and vision can no longer be corrected? The human body naturally enhances our other senses to compensate and this is why our project with NCW is so important to me."

Bimal Panchal - The Vision Factory

Year 8 Ebenezer and Syd went to meet Neil and Bimal, and were delighted to come away with a packet of biscuits to smuggle back to school!

Neil and Bimal from the Vision Factory with Ebenezer and Syd

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