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


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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


Posted 2nd May 2018 | Category: New Partners

Thanks go to everyone at the Birmingham branch of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors who have collected a colossal amount of stamps that we can exchange for funds towards our classroom refurbishment project. Hilary and Toni popped in to deliver them and met Head Boy and Girl Charlie and Grace!

Grace and Charlie with the stamps

Walk, Rest and Rail 2018!

Posted 1st March 2018 | Category: Fundraising Events

Take a summer walk along the River Severn, enjoy tea and cakes at the Ship Inn in Highley and catch the train back to Bewdley on the Severn Valley Steam Railway

Walk Rest and Rail flyer

Details of the day

Saturday 9th June 2017

Registration from 8.30 am, with 9.30am start from The Severn Valley Railway Station, Bewdley

The walk is a beautiful countryside route along the River Severn, of approximately 7.5 miles. The walk finishes at the riverside pub the Ship Inn, Highley - where walkers can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake as part of the entry fee, or take the opportunity to book in for lunch, before catching one of four designated trains back to Bewdley

Entry Fee

  • Adults £16.00
  • Children aged 4 years to 15 years £10.00
  • Children aged 3 and under are free

The entry fee includes coffee or tea and cake at the Ship Inn and train tickets for the return journey to Bewdley on one of four designated trains

How to Book

Complete a Booking Form and return it with a cheque made out to New College Worcester for the full amount to Kevin Hateley, Fundraising Manager, New College Worcester, Worcester WR5. You can also pay by cash by filling in the booking form and dropping it in with the entry fee to New College Worcester.

Pre-booking is essential

Download the information: Walk, Rest and Rail 2018

Walk on Fire!

Posted 24th February 2018 | Category: Fundraising Events

NCW have joined forces with Blind Veterans UK to bring the ultimate challenge to Worcester! Raise money for either charity, and test yourself to your limits!

Fire walking is great way to achieve something new and raise money for Blind Veterans UK or New College Worcester at the same time! We are looking for daredevils of all ages (8 years +) to face their fears and walk a short distance (15 feet) across smoldering hot coals. Some people say they feel the heat through their soles; others say it feels freezing cold – have a go for yourself and see which one you feel.Whichever one it is, it certainly won’t be a feeling you’ll forget.

Feet walking on hot coals


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


Saturday 28 April 2018


Fire Walkers arrive: 1.30pm

Compulsory Training Seminar: 2.30pm

Fire Walk: 3.30pm

Entry fee: £10 plus raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship

  • Refreshments available
  • Activities for supporters
  • Free car parking
  • All welcome

Sign up today!

Simply complete the entry form and return along with your non-refundable entry fee

To raise money for New College Worcester:

Fire Walk – Fundraising, NCW, Whittington Road, Worcester WR5 3JX. Tel: 01905 763933 or email

Download all the information here: Firewalk

Download a sponsorship form here: Sponsorship Form


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 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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