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All change for room at special school

PUBLISHED: 14:55 21 August 2001 | UPDATED: 10:28 03 March 2010

By NICK RICHARDS



EVER fancied taking part in one of those TV Changing Rooms-style programmes?

Well, now is your chance to do your bit to help as preparations are being made for an ambitious project, which will transform the kitchen at an Ipswich special needs school.

By NICK RICHARDS

EVER fancied taking part in one of those TV Changing Rooms-style programmes?

Well, now is your chance to do your bit to help as preparations are being made for an ambitious project, which will transform the kitchen at an Ipswich special needs school.

Thomas Wolsey School on Norwich Road, is to have its Sixth Form kitchen re-built with the help of donations from the Ipswich area.

The school needs items ranging from a new oven to a couple of new pastry brushes – anything, no matter how small will be gratefully received.

Joining forces with the school, Bellway Homes and the Evening Star plan to turn this dream kitchen into reality.

The kitchen at the school is in need of repair as the floor is tatty, the curtains have holes in and the equipment is old and dated.

The kitchen area takes up half of the room, which is to be transformed, with the other half being a resources area.

In this part of the kitchen there are a number of computers, but these currently sit only on temporary trolleys and not permanent worktops.

Bellway Homes, who kick-started the initiative visited the school to hand over a cheque for £1,000 in May of this year, but were so alarmed at the state of the kitchen that they decided to chip in and offer more help.

Now, over the weekend of September 8, the old will be replaced by a brand new all-purpose kitchen – with your help.

Evening Star Brand Manager Austen Dack said it was a brilliant project to be involved in.

"This is a real changing rooms type situation. It is great to be able to help the Thomas Wolsey School in this way and it will be a real treat to see the kids back at school using it.

"It is a great chance for local businesses to get involved and donate much needed equipment for the kids."

A list of items has been drawn up which the Thomas Wolsey school project needs.

The list includes a microwave, oven, digital scales, Kenwood Chef, kettle, hand food mixer, wall cupboards and electrical steamer.

Also required is crockery, 20-24 dinner plates, mugs, desert bowls, cutlery and assorted glasses.

The Thomas Wolsey School has requested that items donated are in strong colours, such as yellow or blue.

n If you have an item to donate to the project or would like more information, please contact Austen Dack on 01473 282384 or by e-mail: austen.dack@ecng.co.uk

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