Joseph Clarke school will be getting its own radio station and a set of speciality bicycles, thanks to the untiring work of the Joseph Clarke Trust and very generous donations by QBE, the Greater London Fund for the Blind and the Foyle Foundation.
QBE has donated £10,000 to the Trust which will be used to build a student-run radio station which we hope you will be able to listen to over the web. The Greater London Foundations' donation of £2,750 will be going towards some special bikes, designed with vision-impaired students in mind. The Foyle Foundation has approved a grant of £8,800, which will purchase two new electronic Braille Notetakers. Our grateful thanks to all three organisations.
The Trust has also made a donation to fund a trip by some pupils to the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation. The Foundation’s purpose is to enhance the development and education of young people (mainly aged between 7-19 years).
The Joseph Clarke Trustees are also awaiting decisions from multiple funders, which will see the creation of a new sensory garden and the purchase of yet more hi-tech Braille Notetakers.
But how can I help, you ask?
As you can seem the Trust's work is extremely important to the school and the good news is that there's a variety of ways to help this year.
The trustees have finalised the details of this summer's charity cricket match and golf days, and are also putting the finishing touches to the details of the annual quiz night, which will hopefully take place in October.
The charity cricket match is on Sunday, 10th June
The charity golf day is will be on Thursday 19th July
You can find the details of both events attached to the bottom of this page, together with an entry form for the golf day – there are still a few places left so if you want to play/enter a Fourball return your form as soon as possible.
Raffle Tickets for the Golf Day have also just gone on sale for £5.00 for a book of 5 tickets - if you would like to either purchase some or sell some to your friends, they are available from the school.
And don't forget that you can also raise money for Joseph Clarke Trust as you shop online and it costs you absolutely nothing. See www.whitefield.org.uk/easyfundraising for full details.