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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 emillward@ncw.co.uk

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.

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 khateley@ncw.co.uk 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.

Walk, Rest and Rail for NCW!

Posted 17th June 2017 | Category: Fundraising

Take a summer stroll 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 Railway

Train crossing over a bridge

Details of the day

Saturday 17th June 2017

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

The walk is a beautiful route along the River Severn, of approximately 7.5 miles. The walk finishes at the lovely 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 even take the opportunity to book in for lunch, before catching one of four designated trains back to Bewdley

Entry Fee

Adults £15.00

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

Book online via Online Booking (small booking fee applies)

Or 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

Multigym and Sixth Form Bathroom Project

Posted 1st March 2017 | Category: Fundraising

It's full steam ahead with one of the largest fundraising projects NCW has seen for many years!

The old stables situated in the middle of the campus are going to be converted and extended to form a state-of-the-art contemporary Gym and Fitness Centre. The current gym, which former students will remember has been at the end of the Sports Hall for many years, is simply not fit for purpose with students needing more space, better equipment and a more pleasant environment in which to train.

With thanks to a very kind gift left to NCW in a Will, we were able to start considering the project, and a further donation from the Clothworkers Association has also sent the project in the right direction. There is still a lot of fundraising work to do though, so Kevin Hateley, the Fundraising Manager is very busy busy drumming up support.

It is hoped that the Fitness Centre will also be able to be used by members of the public, as well as students and staff NCW.

As part of the whole project we are also adding 6 much needed en-suite 'pods' to the side of the Sixth Form Hostel, increasing the number of rooms with en-suite facilities.

Tenders have been received for the work and it is hoped that work will commence at the end of March.

Gym before and after collage

Thank you to Simply Mobile!

Posted 10th September 2016 | Category: Fundraising

Our very grateful thanks go to all at Simply Mobile, for hosting a fabulous Celebrity Golf Day to raise funds for NCW. Some NCW students popped along in the morning to meet some of the players and a wonderful day of golf was followed by a very sociable evening.

Simply Mobile