Ramon Meets HRH
We’ve Made it!!!!!!!
We have raised £2.8 million for the new hydrotherapypool due to the generous donations of time and moneyfrom a wide range of local supporters, VEC staff,charitable trusts and local businesses.Thank you to everyone!
a visit to remember
To celebrate the official start of the new hydro-therapy pool, VEC welcomed Princess Anne tounveil a plaque to commemorate this wonderfulmoment. During her visit, Princess Anne talkedto many pupils and staff and watched KieranCollins dig the first turf. Lucky pupils who metthe Princess were Sophie Pritchett, RamonHansford, Sam Bird and Danielle Crowe pre-
sented a posy. Other local „celebrity‟ guests at-
tended including Chris Jarvis, Harry Redknappand Esther Rantzen. Chris and Harry were es-pecially welcomed by staff and pupils and spenttime signing autographs. They are both lookingforward to returning to VEC in the near future
Chris will be performing his CBeebies Show on17
a free event for pupils and their families.
A round-up of fundraising since AprilStaff and students
have been really wonderfulthis term organising events from dress downdays to cake sales to raise funds and 11 staff are sky diving too! So thank you to you all! A big thank you to Kieran Collins' Granddad whoregularly sends us a collecting tin - since Aprilwe have received £65.00The Red, White and Blue Day raised £73.26
so thank you to everyone who took part and do-nated.Paula Allcroft has been a great support to theSparkle Appeal by organising events, collectingraffle prizes and sky diving
thank you Paula for all your support.Thanks also to Chris Tarring who manages thereception book sales
this is great for staff andfor Sparkle and since April has raised £130.00These may be smallish amounts when compared tocharitable trust donations, but they mount up andare very welcome.
Local schools and collegesBournemouth Collegiate School
visited in May topresent us with a cheque for £4,372.14 which wasthe proceeds from a Winter Ball that the School or-ganised
through contacts at the school, we havealso received money from two other charitabletrusts.
have held a number of events thisterm and are sending us a cheque for £2,000 about£400 of this will be match funded by Barclays whichis a welcome bonus.
Talbot Heath School
have adopted Sparkle astheir charity of the year and so far we have received
£275 from one form‟s charity week.
Green Cottage Riding Centre donated the proceeds