Colten Care’s Brook View nominated The Sheiling Ringwood as its charity of the year for 2017, and raised over £700 through a series of events including a summer fete and Christmas fayre.
The Sheiling Ringwood is a school and college for children and young people between the ages of 6 and 25 with severe, complex and moderate learning disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders.
Bursar, Nick Sabin, was presented with a cheque for £708.94 by Brook View’s Operations Manager, Jacky Sylvester.
Jacky said: “We became aware of the Sheiling after one of their students came here for work experience and I know we all feel very privileged to have been able to help the school and college continue with its amazing work.”
Nick Sabin said: “We are absolutely thrilled with this generous donation which will go towards equipment for our new College Vocational Hub. This facility will incorporate a kitchen and a café and will enable our students to develop some valuable life skills, such as preparing simple meals.
“It will be a fantastic resource for our students and we very much appreciate Brook View’s help in making it a reality.”
Brook View resident Esme Bannister agreed: “It’s lovely to know that everyone at the home has been able to help youngsters in this way.”