Appeal for help (well, money).

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Bwood_Horn, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Firstly, thanks to @domthehornet for letting me post this here.

    As most of you know, my youngest is disabled and he is just starting to attend St Luke's (these kids start their school change early because with their disabilities it can take a long time to transition them into a new environment). The place is wonderful and is often, euphemistically, described as a "rural school" - parts of it are basically a farm/smallholding where a lot of the kids "learn" from looking after animals and plants. I used inverted commas as for some of the pupils their education is just trying to make sense of the world around them.

    I'll let one of the St Luke's staff tell you what happened:

    The cops have been pretty good and have been arranging for collections to pay for the return of the donkeys.

    Myself and the kids would be very grateful if you could spare anything to replace this essential and worthwhile resource that the school (and children) has lost by visiting their just giving page for more details and where it's claimed that even just sharing their appeal on facebook is worth something.

    Thanks in advance for anything you can do for them.
     
  2. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    What gets into people to do something like that? How does smashing up and burning the little kids school give any satisfaction?

    I don't get the mentality. Best of luck with this appeal Bwood and bump back to the top.
     
  3. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

     
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  4. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    How dreadful.

    The very best of luck I shall certainly do something.

    It never ceases to amaze me how many saps there are on this planet but I think you will be warmed by how many decent people rally around.
     
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  5. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Those poor donkeys must have been terrified. :/

    Hopefully the classroom gets rebuilt in short order!
     
  6. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Some news/update:
    Once again, thanks for all of the help and support.
     
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  7. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

     
  8. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    @PhilippineOrn's "bump" has just reminded me - this is from Friday's (21/07/17) St Luke's School newsletter:

    My son and myself, on behalf of all of the staff and pupils at St Luke's, would like to thank all of the WFC_Forumeers who have made any contribution to help "us" reach this fantastic total.
     
  9. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Might be of interest to someone on here:

    It's only open to parents/carers of attendees at the three St Luke's family schools BUT if anyone's interested PM me with your bid and I'll enter it.
     
  10. Ah the old "Taylor Swift summer fete money scam". Wondered how long it would take to surface on here.
     
  11. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    News from the coal-face:

     
  12. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    Racist
     
  13. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I must be a thick **** because I cant work out how to donate!
     
  14. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    The appeal closed on the 30th July last year.
     
  15. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    ah ok I didnt read the dates. Hope it's on the way to being sorted.
     
  16. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    And it was so successful the 'school' has decided to think big.

    The Blue Tangerine federation are the SEND schools of St Luke's, Collett and the Forest House Education Centre (providing tier 4 CAMHS hospital provision). They're planning to run, in Sept 2021, a Kilimanjaro fundraising expedition/event. Announcement video here (nb FB link, apols.).

    They're holding a virtual information evening on Oct 15th and anyone who's interested in doing something 'different' that helps 'different' children should register here.

    Many thanks to @hornmeister for allowing the plug.
     
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  17. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Oops - didn’t look at the date and was about to try to donate to bring the donkeys back! Hope the latest fundraising goes well.
     
  18. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Forum members who answered this appeal late will be pleased to know their donations have been transferred to WFC Transfer Account ‘C’ and will go towards buying us a new left back.
     
  19. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    Ellington?
     
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