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Donation from Making The Change at the end of March

We were delighted to receive a cheque for £4,875 from Making The Change which will be used for general funding of The Wheels Project.  Making The Change was a charity which provided support for 16-18 year old young offenders who had completed the custodial part of their sentence. Unfortunately due to withdrawal of funding the charity had to close and they chose to support our project with some of their remaining funds.

Term 4 resume and Term 5 Week Commencing 13 April

Term 4 ends today, during which we gifted 4 Community Vehicles to the following:

Merchants' Academy - Skatepark

Chipping Sodbury School - Stroud Foodbank

Orchard School - Bristol Reconnect

The Meriton - Farms For City Children


We also saw our team from Orchard School qualify for the second round of the BSKC, which will take place at Thurxton on Sunday 26 April.

As a consolation to our team from Chipping Sodbury School who unfortunately did not qualify, a trip was arranged to visit The Taff Valley Quad Bike Activity Centre.


Term 5 we will be delivering courses to:

St Bernadettes Catholic Secondary School - Pre CBT

Connecting Families (BANES) - Pre CBT

Studio Kids - Community Vehicle Programme

These students will be preparing a vehicle for the 1860 Air Cadets.

The Meriton - Community Vehicle Programme

These students will be preparing a vehicle for Farms For City Children.



British Schools Karting Championship - Round 1

On the 18 March our students from Orchard School, Merchants' Academy and Chipping Sodbury School took part in round 1 of the BSKC at TeamSport in Avonmouth.  Sadly the teams from Merchants' Academy, Chipping Sodbury School and Orchard School's Team B did not qualify for the next round.

However Orchard Schools Team A did qualify for round 2 which will take place on Sunday 26th April at Thruxton Karting Centre.  Good luck to them!

Wheels and Meriton at Farms For City Children Wick Court

20 March - Following the handover of the Community Vehicle on Friday 13 March David, Jerry and 9 students from the Meriton visited Farms For City Children Wick Court.  They had a fabulous day and David commented in a thank you email to Heather "Thank you for a lovely morning on Eclipse Day last week.  We really appreciated the effort you and John put in to making our visit such fun.  The girls loved feeding the animals and cuddling the new lambs (as did I!)  The food was DEEEEELICIOUS and please thank all of your Kitchen staff again for spoiling us rotten".

Heather replied "We had a great morning too - so interesting to meet them a few years on and hear what they remembered.  The van is brilliant, Dan at Treginnis is dying to get his hands on it - but it will be invaluable here while ours is being pampered with you. Thank you SO much for getting back in touch and helping us out again.  We love what you do too - it seems a perfect match/sequel/follow on to us, as those girls so brilliantly demonstrated".

The course had been supported by monies from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund and Equitable Charitable Trust.






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