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By Amanda Cresswell, Nov 17 2016 02:26PM

Tuesday 29th November


#GivingTuesday was introduced to the UK two years ago and last year they raised £6,000 a minute for UK charities and broke the world record for most amount of money donated online in 24 hours! #GivingTuesday now runs in over 70 countries around the world including the US, Canada, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Australia and Brazil.


Here at The Sheiling Ringwood we are encouraging people to explore ways in which to raise money for worthy causes and to make a donation to people and organisations making a positive difference in the world.


We would also like to acknowledge the contribution our own staff and community make to the lives of young people with severe, complex and moderate learning disabilities, including autism and communication difficulties. Our team is not only capable, qualified and highly trained, but brings great dedication, kindness and respect on a daily basis to our children and young people. They truly make a difference.


http://www.givingtuesday.org.uk/

https://mydonate.bt.com/donation/start.html?charity=91467


By Amanda Cresswell, Sep 27 2016 11:14AM

On Saturday 13th August William & Mary Hair Salon in Ashley Heath held their 5th birthday celebration and Charity Day with an Alice in Wonderland themed event. The day included tea and cakes served on the green, a fabulous raffle, with prizes donated by the salon’s clients and local businesses, and the salon staff, wearing fancy dress, were extremely busy carrying out non-stop blow dries for customers with all proceeds being donated to The Sheiling Ringwood.


The salon raised an amazing £1075 for The Sheiling Ringwood, an Independent Special School, College and a Children’s Care Home for students with severe, complex and moderate learning disabilities, including autism and communication difficulties. The money will be put towards new chairs for the Assembly Hall which are much needed.


Emma Beddow, Salon Manager, said: ‘’We are delighted to not only have been able to celebrate the salon’s 5th birthday, but also to raise money for The Sheiling Ringwood, a charity close to our hearts and which is also close to our salon. We had a great day and we are very grateful to the support we received from so many of our clients.’’


Corine van Barneveld, Principal, commented: ‘’We very much appreciate the hard work and fund-raising efforts from all at William & Mary and we are extremely grateful for the money they raised and to the people who supported the event and so generously donated.’’


By Amanda Cresswell, Jul 20 2016 01:20PM

The Sheiling Ringwood is looking to fill a variety of roles in both their school and college. They are also offering a unique volunteering opportunity for both national and international candidates.


Applications are invited for volunteers to join our organisation on a 12-month volunteer programme starting in August 2016. The Sheiling provides residential care and education in a beautiful woodland setting for children and young people (aged from 5 to 24) who have severe and often complex special education needs (SEN)


You will work alongside colleagues in our care and education teams by providing support to our students as they develop their educational and social skills. We provide a ‘waking day’ curriculum where all members of staff contribute to helping our students develop their social, educational and emotional abilities as they progress into maturity. You’ll work with our students, supporting them in achieving individual targets and to pursue leisure interests. In return you will have a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference, achieve great job satisfaction and valuable experience for your own future career aspirations.


You’ll join one of 6 small teams of care workers and work within a weekly shift system. Full and comprehensive training will be provided throughout your placement.


While this position is unpaid, you will be provided with food, accommodation and payment of agreed expenses.


We particularly welcome overseas applicants who are eligible to work with us due to EU nationality or under the UK Tier 5 (Charity Worker) Visa permissions.


To read more or to make application visit http://www.thesheilingringwood.co.uk/current-vacancies




By Amanda Cresswell, Jul 19 2016 10:45AM

David Read, a member of staff, will be running in the Salisbury Ultra Marathon on August 14th to raise money for a defibrillator for The Sheiling, which could literally save lives. Please support him and The Sheiling by donating:


https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/davidread2


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