Local Charity Says 'Thank You' to Hoe Bridge School

Published on 18 October 2017

Our pupils have spent the last year raising money for charity and they have recently presented a cheque for £10,000 to the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People at a special assembly attended by nearly 550 people.

Each year our boys and girls vote for two charities that they would like to support and raise money for. For the last 12 months together with the staff and parents they have worked tirelessly raising money to buy specially designed wheelchairs for disabled children called a Bugzi.

A Bugzi is a small powered wheelchair designed to enable young disabled children to explore, learn about their environment and to experience mobility, some for the first time. By allowing disabled children to use and develop their physical co-ordination and spatial awareness, a Bugzi provides them the opportunity to explore their world, make choices about what to do, learning about risk and safety and interact socially with their friends and families.

Sue Pressy, the Community Fund Raising Manager for the Queen Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People was delighted to receive the cheque from the children. She thanked everyone on behalf of QEF and told them that it now enables them to buy two Bugzis which will help four families.

Since 2012, we have raised nearly £105,000 for charity and for 2017 - 2018 the children have voted to support WaterAid and The Elizabeth Foundation.