This year’s Summer Fair was all about raising money for 2 charities –
‘Both Feet Forward’ is a charity based in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and started for matters relating to the Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Management approximately six years ago. This was initially in response to parents that were kind enough to want to donate money after having had their children treated with us. Since then our income has all come from friends and family in one form or another.
‘World Challenge’ is 100% educationally focused, and every programme they run is designed with students’ personal development in mind, through experiential learning and gaining new skills including the management of money, decision making, learning from mistakes, leadership skills and working as a team. All their Expeditions incorporate their ethos of challenge, environment and participation.
The expedition will involve several phases including a challenging trek, and a school / community project. The project phase, depending on each team, their destination and location at the time, tends to be a significant and rewarding part of an expedition. It can vary between community work, conservation work, helping out in a school or in an orphanage - essentially something that our students can "give back" to the community or country they are visiting. We want our team to have a positive impact, no matter how small.
The afternoon went down a storm with students, staff, parents and local residents all joining together in order to make a difference.
We would like to thank the following companies for their continued support –
Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
And Paradise Island Adventure Golf