Charity Number 1187246
Keith Foy - Simply Advice and Martin Cook - Wheelchair Athletics Coach from Poole Athletics Club join Rachel for the handover.
Please click on image to read about Rachel's Funding Campaign
HNT offers young carers under 25yrs the opportunity to have a 2-3hour relaxing time out visit to
"Bright Heart at Dove Retreat".
Please help HNT to continue helping those affected by SEN by “Donating to HNT” your support is appreciated.
“Gryphon School Insulate Sherborne Challenge”
Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), young people
under the age of 25 with learning difficulties, their families, carers, and the specialist educational providers that support them in Dorset and Somerset.
The autumn term is whizzing by, and the colder winter months are looming. Year 9 Nurture Students that I am working with at The Gryphon School are all set to take part in a 3-week challenge to raise funds for Insulate Sherborne, starting on Monday December 14th. During their P.E. lessons they are racking up as many Kms as possible, using a variety of fitness machines such as bikes, rowers, Stairmasters, treadmills, and cross trainers, as well as walking/running around the sports fields.
Their aim is to raise as much money as possible through sponsorship and direct donations. The funds raised will support local families and individuals who are struggling with the extortionate rise in the cost of living, the money being used to help homes to stay warm. No one should have to choose between food and heating.
The Hidden Needs Trust Treasurer has set up a second donation site here to enable the funds raised to go into a ringfenced "pot" for this challenge. Once the challenge is finished, monies will be transferred to Insulate Sherborne for allocation.
Please support as much as you can as these students are going above and beyond. I am also joining in the challenge, giving up my lunch break each day during the week to cover Kms, as well as joining the students during their P.E. lessons. We hope to raise at least £1000, and are reaching out for support from every teacher, Governor, school dinner team, and cleaners at the school.
Please spread the word and help us as a community make many families and individuals more comfortable this winter.
HNT Founder, Chair of Trustees and Sole Fundraiser
A personal message from Rachel Goodfellow, Hidden Needs Trust Founder, Chair of Trustees and Fundraiser.
Welcome to 2022 from HNT!
After another challenging year for everyone, it looks as though there is a glimmer of hope with covid-19 restrictions being lifted as vaccinations are further rolled out. Do look at the list of events that are being organised for 2022 and 2023 as you may like to be involved! Go to "HNT What’s On".
PLEASE NOTE, due to the Ukrainian Crisis, some of the planned events for HNT are likely to change in terms of timings/dates. This is because HNT is a base for collections for Ukraine, and also because as President for Sherborne Castles Rotary Club, much is going on behind the scenes at this very sad time.
For HNT, despite the hurdles over the last 2 years, I have been busier than ever, having to think completely “out of the box” of ways to support those in the community in whatever way has been needed.
HNT Donates Racing Wheelchair to
Poole Athletics Club.
Finally after long delays caused by Covid19 HNT's racing wheelchair, sponsored by 'Simply Advice' goes to a new home where it will be put to good use by a parathlete, thus achieving Rachel Goodfellow's, HNT's founder, long term goal.
The wheelchair was used by Rachel in her 'Wheelchair Marathon Challenge' against parathelete Ebony Court at the 2018 Sherborne Summer Festival, the Marathon (26.22 mls) was completed in 43.40 mins - average speed 36 mph, and at other promotional events.