How to support Derwen College Charity
Derwen College Charity supports the college in providing the extra experiences and opportunities that our students need to truly progress and thrive. Thanks to the donations and fundraising events in aid of Derwen College over the past 90 years, the college has been able to grow and adapt according to our students’ needs, and become a leader among SEND colleges.
Latest News from Derwen College Charity
The Vintage Advantage – Derwen College’s New Charity Shop
The Charity Shop is filled with a delight of pre-loved homeware and clothes made available through donations to Derwen College.
Students, staff and friends raise over £8,000 from walk around the British Isles
The Derwen Easter Challenge 2021 proved to be a great success with over 80 students, staff, and supporters joining together to walk a 2000 mile circular route around the British Isles.
The challenge was to complete the distance in 14 days.
The virtual walk was an alternative to the Derwen College Annual Sponsored Walk which traditionally raises over £10k for the college.
Thanks to the hard work and effort from those taking part, this year’s event has raised £8016.42. Not only did they raise a fantastic amount, but the Easter Challenge team also completed their challenge in just 10 days.
And despite completing the challenge ahead of time, most participants carried on walking, cycling or running for the Derwen Easter Challenge until the 14 days were up. The total distance covered by these super stars was a whopping 2,881 miles!
We think this is fantastic!
If you feel our students and supporters deserve a pat on the back, it’s not too late to support them too. please feel free to make a donation via our on-line giving page.
Derwen College Charity eBay Shop
Watch out for new clothing and bric-a-brac items in our eBay shop which is updated regularly. The shop stocks an array of beautiful items donated to the college by our generous supporters. Retail and Enterprise students sort and clean, pack and post the items featured and purchased from our eBay shop.
The eBay shop helps to raise money for Derwen College Charity while providing valuable work experience for Retail students.
Give as You Live Online is the free and easy way to raise free funds for Derwen College, simply by shopping online. Join for free today and start raising money when you shop at over 4,000 stores. Shops such as M&S, H&M, ASOS, John Lewis, eBay and Argos are all included. Click on a store you want to shop with and the site will direct you to the store’s website where you can continue to shop as normal. Your purchase will automatically generate free funds for charity. It couldn’t be easier.
Here’s how you can support Derwen College Charity during 2021
1 – Donate directly to Derwen through our Virgin Money Giving account.
2 – Become a fundraiser! We are also currently looking for anyone who is interested in volunteering at community events to please get in touch.
3 – Purchase an item from our Derwen College eBay account.
5 – Join up with Give as you Live to raise money for Derwen College while you shop online.
Share your fundraising fun at #derwendays.
Thank you for supporting Derwen College Charity.
You enabled us to build a new hydro-therapy pool,
which opened in September 2019.