#GivingTuesday plea to support Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy Ipswich

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GeeWizz Charity has launched a campaign in hope of raising funds to support the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy in Ipswich, who care for and educate just under 100 pupils aged 3-16 with complex physical disabilities and medical needs.

The school’s playground requires support with resurfacing, canopy/sheltered areas and sensory equipment for all learning and development skills, to enable the children to play and embed their learning in an outdoor environment. Unfortunately, the changing cohort of pupils over the last 10 years or so, means that the current playground is not fully accessible for all.

GeeWizz Charity would like you to support their #GivingTuesday campaign, to kick-start the redevelopment of the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy’s playground.

Giving Tuesday will take place on Tuesday 3rd December and is a global movement highlighting the importance of giving. This movement holds the world record for the most money raised online for charity in a 24-hour period.

Due to the student’s high level of need, they are reliant upon adult support for the majority of their daily life. The school and its staff are passionate about ensuring each pupils time with them is special and meaningful, enhancing their life experiences and teaching them about the world.

Ipswich is an opportunity area, and facilities and activities for children with Special Educational Needs are limited. There are very few areas where children can play outside safely or even access appropriate play equipment, so funding a new playground at the Thomas Wolsey OA would be a key addition to the community.

Every donation will make a difference to the lives of these children, allowing them to have access to an outdoor environment that will boost their sensory and educational development.

Gina Long MBE, founder of GeeWizz Charity says, “I would like to urge the community to get behind this campaign and help us fund a wonderful playground for these much-deserving children.”

GeeWizz is a very special, small charity based in Bury St Edmunds who are focused on supporting children and young adults in Suffolk, who sadly suffer from life-threatening conditions, a disability or cancer. They fund specialist equipment for these families and also for SEN schools in the community.

If you would like to make a donation please visit the campaign’s JustGiving page and help make a difference locally: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/geewizzgivingtuesday

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