New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
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.
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.
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
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
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
Sounds For Pounds!
Posted 26th March 2017 | Category: Fundraising Events
Local Indie Rock covers band Nothing But Animals are performing live on Saturday 1st April alongside NCW students at a fundraiser to raise funds for the new Youth Club.
The band comprises Ryan on Vocals and Bass Guitar, Jack on Guitar and Backing Vocals, Jake on Drums and Casper on Guitar – all students at The Chantry School in Martley who have been together since 2015. The band will perform 3 short sets, interspersed with performances from NCW students Grace, Sean, Ben, Jack, Tobias, Michael, Carys and the NCW Jazz Band.
Staff and students at NCW have been working hard to transform an area of the College into a fun new Youth Club. The concert is raising funds to purchase equipment for the new area, so that the students have a relaxing chill out place to enjoy after school and at weekends.
The concert is being held in the Learning Resource Centre and is open to all with tickets available on the door, which opens at 6.45pm, priced at £4 for adults and £2 under 16s. Refreshments will be available.
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.
Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form
Posted 19th February 2017 | Category: New Partners
We are delighted to be working closely with Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form. Fundraising Manager, Kevin Hateley, joined staff at the School in St Johns, Worcester, to take part in mock interviews with some Year 11 students.
Needless to say, he would have given them all the job!
Thank you to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Worcestershire
Posted 18th February 2017 | Category: Donations
Thank you to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Worcestershire for their kind donation of £500!
Thank you to Runwood Homes
Posted 17th February 2017 | Category: Donations
A big thank you goes to Runwood Homes in Essex who have donated a whopping £2,000 for a new running machine.
Kitsons Pharmacy supporting NCW
Posted 5th February 2017 | Category: New Partners
Worcester pharmacy, Kitsons on Broad Street, has pledged its support to New College Worcester, the school for blind and visually impaired young people, to the tune of £550.
Head girl Sarah and Head Boy Matthew, along with Sarah’s guide dog Babs, recently accompanied NCW Fundraising Manager Kevin Hateley to Kitsons to take receipt of the donation and to meet the staff. The pharmacy, which has recently been taken over by Mr Amo Sohal, has also become the College’s preferred supplier of prescription medicines.
Kevin Hateley, Fundraising Manager said “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Kitsons and we really look forward to working more closely with them. It’s been great for Sarah and Matthew to come and meet all the staff, and have a chat about the day to day work that a busy pharmacy involves”
The donation has been used for the College’s art department to purchase a camera for the use of students wishing to pursue photography courses.