When you donate to Derwen College you support students on their journey to a more independent life.
For over 90 years Derwen College has provided specialist education and care for people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
Why support Derwen?
Fundraising enables us to provide opportunities to enhance students’ learning and independence skills, and reach their full potential.
Derwen College enjoys fantastic partnerships with local businesses who provide valuable work placements for our students. As a result vehicles are vital in getting students to their work placements. Your support means we can fill-up, service and repair our vehicles when needed. Getting our students to work is a priority.
Specialist tools and equipment
Many of our students have multiple disabilities that make everyday tasks difficult. Your donation enables us to purchase specialist tools and equipment to enhance students’ independence skills. For example tricycles are used by students with balance or coordination difficulties.
Providing experiences for students
Derwen College can provide students with experiences and opportunities that build confidence and broaden horizons. For instance, students embark on Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards; take part in competitions; explore new places and discover new hobbies. When you donate to Derwen you support students have the opportunity to take part in exciting life experiences.
Student accommodation is an important part of college life – many students who study at Derwen College live here too. Your donation allows us to upgrade and adapt accommodation to suit the specific needs of our students. Subsequently, by providing home comfort accommodation, students are more confident to maximise their opportunity to learn life skills and become independent.
A Bright Future
Derwen College is unique. We provide work-place training for students. Furthermore, our busy Garden Centre, Garden Café, Orangery Restaurant, Hotel 751 and Karten Print Shop all provide industry standard facilities. We therefore fundraise to ensure our business outlets are appealing to customers and serve as appropriate learning facilities for students.
In November we launched The Agnes Hunt Village project. The Agnes Hunt Village was built in the 1950s – an ambitious project at the time – providing homes for people with disabilities. During the following 60 years, those homes have been in constant use. Consequently, the project to modernise the village will cost in excess of £1million. You can find more information about the project at www.agneshuntappeal.co.uk
Upcoming fundraising activities
Find out more about our Fundraising Events that took place in 2019.
1 – Donate directly to Derwen through our Virgin Money Giving account.
2 – Get involved with some fundraising! We are currently looking for anyone who is interested in volunteering at community events to please get in touch.
3 – Come to one of our events. We have many events taking place throughout the year.
Share your fundraising fun at #derwendays.
Thank you for supporting Derwen College.
You enabled us to build a new hydro-therapy pool,
which opened in September 2019.