Archive for February, 2015
Our Place Youth Club offers somewhere for young people in Ambleside and the surrounding areas to come that is safe and fun. Our members enjoy taking part in sports, craft and cookery activities as well as the usual pool, computer games and table tennis. We regularly plan trips out and have been on residentials to Liverpool, Manchester and York. Your donation will allow Our Place Youth Club to continue running its drop in sessions on a Wednesday and Thursday evening.
You can read more about them at: http://www.amblesideparishcentre.org.uk/
This week, we donated £200 to Chorley Tri & AC to purchase swimming equipment for the junior club. Pictured is a rather shy looking club representative, accepting a random pair of fins from Angela Bardon at The Endurance Store. The club based in the North West have a large adult and junior section and train at various location throughout the week. You can read more about them here: http://www.chorley-athletic-and-triathlon.org/
Pear Tree Specialist School caters for 76 children and young people aged 2-19 with severe and profound learning difficulties and disabilities.
The current Further Education Unit (F.E.) at Pear Tree is housed in a bungalow opposite the main entrance to the school. The
‘bungalow’ had previously been a garage and had been extended to create 3 small teaching rooms that are no longer fit for purpose. There are currently 14 students aged 16-19 in the Further Education Unit at Pear Tree but not all 14 students can be accommodated in the ‘bungalow’ at the same time because none of the rooms is large enough.
In 2013 the school was given the opportunity to redesign and refurbish Kirkham Hall at the rear of the school to create fit for purpose 21st Century facilities. The hall is very tired and dated and not at all attractive; as demonstrated in this photograph.
The school is currently seeking financial support from local organisations and charities to meet the cost of this development. When completed Kirkham Hall will be known as Pear Tree 6th Form and will dramatically improve the learning opportunities of a very special and deserving group of young people.
You can read more about the school here: http://peartreeblogs.net/
To see what local triathletes are doing to help go here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/TriPreston