Easter Coffee Morning at Hedleys – Jesmond Site
We held an Easter coffee morning at the Hedleys Jesmond site and we were pleased to see so many people attend – parents, staff, students and ex -students turned out to support us. It was a great turn out and staff and students had worked hard to produce a wide range of gifts and crafts items to sell. As you can see by the photographs it was a colourful display. All proceeds raised will go towards the student’s fund which benefits our learners to attend residential breaks and other social opportunities. We managed to raise around £380.00!
We have recently been involved with a group of young people who are part of the Princes Trust and complete projects by raising the funds themselves and identifying how they can help others. We met with the youth leaders Bethannie, Shaun and Becca to identify a suitable space to renovate at the College site in Station Road. The group after some initial changes kindly agreed to help convert what was a large bathroom into an extra common room allowing us more space for students.
The group raised money through cake sales and other enterprising schemes. They worked for a week on decorating the walls, painting murals and creating sensory objects. The group were presented with certificates and we had a buffet to say thank-you for their efforts. The new common room is bright, colourful and they even supplied us with a sofa! We hope to work with the team again in the near future.