Staff at Southern Water’s Operations Sussex division have chosen Chailey Heritage Foundation as one of the charities to benefit from their fundraising efforts.
Over the next two years they will be raising money to buy specialist equipment to support Chailey Heritage Foundation’s music and drama curricula and for IT and sensory equipment.
It is these areas that will enable young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs to experience the wide range of activities that make a real difference to their lives.
Southern Water Director Geoff Loader, along with staff members, Kevin Short, Ian Paragreen, Alex Hughes and Kevin Buck visited Chailey Heritage Foundation just before Christmas where they were treated to a memorable pantomime based on the story of Little Red Riding Hood performed by members of 16+.
Afterwards they presented a cheque for £1,800 to Chailey’s President, Verena Hanbury and members of the cast.
Mrs Hanbury said: “My thanks to Southern water and all those who so generously contributed to this wonderful donation to Chailey Heritage School.”
Kevin Buck, who organises Southern Water’s charity sponsorship, said: “Seeing the young people performing in their pantomime with confidence and joy brought home just how much of a difference Chailey Heritage has made to their lives.
“We are delighted to be a part of that success and to help it continue in the future.”
Chailey Heritage Foundation is a non-profit making charity which provides education and care for children and young people aged 3-25 with complex physical disabilities and health needs.