Care Home Helps Children And Young People With Special Educational Needs

Money raised by the residents of a West Moors care home will help young people with special educational needs to gain valuable life skills.

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.”

 

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