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The Children's Society Kit Collection

During the past few weeks our Year 11 Chapel Volunteers organised a kit collection in aid of The Children's Society.

During the past few weeks our Year 11 Chapel Volunteers organised a kit collection in aid of The Children's Society.

Will Cherry, Ed Mercer and Josh Turner, our Year 11 Chapel Volunteers have been working on a project to support The Children’s Society.

"We would like start by once again thanking parents, staff and pupils at Warwick School for their insurmountable generosity, which has been so great that we have not only fulfilled our role of helping young refugees in the care of The Children’s Society – but have also been able to support other brilliant organisations.

With the help of Dan Partridge in the Community Activities Office, we have provided Springfield House Special School,  Springfield House Community Special School - Ethos & Vision (spfldhs.bham.sch.uk), with nearly 80 hockey sticks; in addition to this, we have supplied Funsho Ajibade, at Warwick Boat Club, with over 50 tennis racquets to use in various charitable initiatives that he is engaged with, in Birmingham, London and Africa. Thirdly, we have donated a huge amount of kit from football trainers and rugby boots to golf sets and roller skates to the Hope Community in Wolverhampton: About Us – Hope Community (hopecommunityproject.org.uk), who work with deprived children in Heath Town, Wolverhampton and who we hope to go and speak to in the summer half-term.

Even with all of this, we have managed to meet the needs (and more) of the Refugee and Migrant Service Team in Birmingham for The Children’s Society, who will now be able to support many more young refugees in their passion for sport.

On top of that, we have been following on with our project to organise for ‘CJ’, whose amazing story we outlined in our last piece (see below to read article) to visit Manchester United, the team which he so passionately supports. We are now in contact with the young person and have had the privilege of getting to know him a bit more and talk to him about some of the challenges he faces, a really sobering experience.

Following the incredible success of our initial project, we are determined to continue to help these young people and are already brainstorming ways that we can use the unique Warwick School community to do this. Watch this space!" by Will, Ed and Josh