Donate to Samantha Bardwell-doughty

Christmas Jumper Day 2021

Thank you for your support

Your support directly helps local children and young adults. Through the money you raise and the time you volunteer we can deliver much needed specialist equipment and support. Whether you make a donation, organise a fundraising event or make us your ‘charity of the year’ every £1 raised is carefully spent and focused on helping to change local lives.

Projects you are supporting:

Bury Town Football Club Disability Team

Sponsorship of the new kit, mirroring Bury Town FC’s First Team’s kit, enabling the Disability Team to progress from training sessions to actual matches.

Theatre Royal’s Non Verbal Youth Theatre

Funding to Theatre Royal’s new Non Verbal Youth Theatre groups until 2025. The new Non Verbal groups will support young people who are learning disabled or neurodivergent helping to build their confidence, make new friends and encourage participation in non-verbal creative play. By using a non-verbal delivery style, this will allow all young people (verbal or non-verbal) to take ownership of activities facilitated by Theatre Royal’s team of highly skilled practitioners, and express themselves within a creative process that is accessible to their creative differences.

West Suffolk College Minden House

A purposefully designed apartment to help young adults with learning disabilities to learn everyday skills, allowing them to go onto assisted living and a life where independence can become a reality.

Zest (St Elizabeth Hospice Young Adult Services), Ipswich

Bespoke accommodation for short breaks and an outreach programme, with specialist palliative care nurses, for young adults aged 14 upwards from across East Anglia with life-limiting illnesses. This programme has been funded by proceeds raised from the Ed Sheeran : Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction.

Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy Ipswich

Funding and project management of an entire redevelopment of the playground. Attended by pupils from across Suffolk, aged 4 – 16 years, with high dependency disabilities and special educational needs, the previous playground was inaccessible to pupils in wheelchairs. With works well underway, the new playground will feature sensory areas, a sound tunnel, creative spaces, beach huts and a woodland area.

Westgate CP. School and Nursery, Bury St Edmunds

Specialist equipment for hearing impaired pupils to benefit from revolutionary technology, including microphones, hearing aid chargers and a new sound system. GeeWizz has also transformed learning by enabling special educational needs pupils to access soothing sensory displays and educational games during lessons through the provision of a sensory magic carpet at The Riverwalk School Bury St Edmunds, The Bridge School, Ipswich, The Priory Bury St Edmunds, and Hillside School Sudbury.