School's future is secured for now
A SCHOOL is celebrating today after winning a £25,000 award to secure its future.The Evening Star revealed in February how Suffolk School for Parents might have to close.
By Tracey Sparling
A SCHOOL is celebrating today after winning a £25,000 award to secure its future.
The Evening Star revealed in February how Suffolk School for Parents might have to close. Its future hung in the balance after organisers were left having to fundraise and apply for charity status, when the umbrella organisation which had supported them, folded.
Project manager Allison Boggis had hoped to raise enough cash to steer the school through the next few months.
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But since our story, donations have been flooding in – including £25,000 from the Garfield Western Foundation, and another £7,500 promised from various sources.
The school, based at Sproughton, helps families with children who have cerebral palsy by using teaching methods similar to those of the world-renowned Peto institute in Hungary.
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Lessons at the rare facility in Suffolk encourage children accompanied by their parents, to use their senses and learn how to do simple tasks.
Allison said: "We are confident we can now survive for at least nine months, and that allows us to contact large funding organisations.
"We have also just received our charity registration too, so we are thrilled!
"Local companies, Operation Santa Claus and Ipswich Lions to name but a few are also supporting us."