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This charity was founded to enhance the lives of young people with additional needs.

The charity raises funds throughout the academic year to offer financial assistance to the school and college for enrichment activities and events.

 

During the last 5 years the charity has provided financial aid to purchase a variety of equipment including the following:

  • School minibus
  • Musical Instruments
  • Sensory equipment
  • Life Skills equipment
  • Catering equipment
  • Duke of Edinburgh

 

The charity has subsidised residentials to:

  • London Clothes Show
  • West End Musicals
  • Camping Trips – yearly
  • Outward Bound residentials – yearly
  • Blackpool/Liverpool life skills programme

 

The charity organises and funds regular events throughout the academic year:

  • Halloween Social Event
  • Christmas Fayres
  • Valentines Disco
  • Easter Fayres
  • Summer Fayres – developed into an outdoor event, which takes place on the school field, with carnival rides, live music, entertainment, refreshments and games.

 

The charity also subsidises the school summer ball (Prom) every year to keep costs as low as possible for parents and students. They also provide outfits and dresses where needed.

A limo/party bus is also ordered to transport the year 11 leavers in style.

The summer ball is open to all students at Catcote but the transport is provided as an extra special thing for the leavers.

 

Funds are raised throughout the year during events with a variety of raffles, tombola’s, and ticket sales and donations.

 

Catcote Academy and Catcote Futures charity amalgamated September 2017 to encourage a uniformed approach to fundraising across the Trust. This has encouraged a higher attendance and shown a increase in funds raised.

 

The committee is made up of the following staff members and friends of Catcote:

 

Chair- Amanda Metcalf

Vice Chair – Barry Currell

Secretary – Danielle Coulton

Treasurer – John Nelson

Media Coordinator – Faye Church

Members: Claire Landreth, Angela Jeffries, Shirley Hayes, Tony Shilson, Alan Pounder, Paul Sowerby, Rick Kitson, Caroline Lamb.

 

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