Rugby Central has partnered with Friends of Brooke School as their nominated charity for 2019/20
Rugby Central Shopping Centre has nominated locally based Friends of Brooke School as their ‘Charity Partner for 2019/20’. We are hoping to raise £7,000 for the charity to enable them to buy two trampolines for their proposed Sensory Circuits area.
How we are undertaking the campaign
The local branch of FOBS will be visiting Rugby Central at regular intervals throughout the year, talking to the public and getting involved in fundraising initiatives. We will also be raising money through school and in-centre activities plus taking part in challenges and sponsored events.
The school and charity
Brooke School is a state special school in Rugby that caters for children aged from 1 to 19 years with a range of special needs. Friends of Brooke School (FOBS) are a group who, through a variety of activities and events, are committed to raising funds to support projects and activities to benefit the pupils of the school, interacting with parents, carers and the local community.
Sensory Circuits and our fundraising challenge
Sensory Circuits is a physical session that is available daily for the students at Brooke School who need that extra physical and sensory input for them to be ready to access learning and to help them to self-regulate.
These sessions have a huge impact but, unfortunately are currently only available for a limited period as they are based in the school hall which is multi-use. The vision is to develop an outdoor area that mirrors this provision and would be accessible all day. Plans are in place, but the funding is needed.
The two trampolines are but a very small part of the overall costs but can hopefully contribute in a positive and helpful way over the coming years.
An exciting schedule of events are currently being planned and will be announced at the start of the autumn school term.