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Forest School Fund, Knaresborough case study

How FOREST SCHOOL FUND, Knaresborough are using Give as you Live to raise funds.

Education sector

£9,154.36 raised

111 supporters

20 fundraising pages

3 campaign pages

Who are your charity and what you do? What impact has been made with the funds raised?

The Forest School is for children aged 3 - 16 years with special educational needs. Our pupils have a range of needs that include learning difficulties, autism, down syndrome, medical conditions and speech and language difficulties. We are part of the Wellspring Academy Trust. Our pupils travel from across North Yorkshire to our specialist provision. We provide a diverse curriculum which is differentiated to allow all our pupils to access learning. We aim to provide a range of extra activities including swimming, gardening, woodland adventure lessons, horse riding, residential visits and visits to other local areas of interest. The recent fundraising campaign has had a huge impact on school. We have been able to redevelop our Early Years and Main Playground area to provide modern play equipment, safety surfaces, shade and wheelchair accessible pathways. It has transformed our outdoor provision. We are still raising funds for the next phase of our outdoor redevelopment which will include a Multi Use Games Area to provide an all weather surface for sports, PE and additional play space.

How does your charity use Give as you Live? How do you share Give as you Live with your supporters?

We use Give as You Live Online, and Donate. We also use the Campaign pages for specific events and create our own QR codes for advertising materials and to share .

What has been your greatest success using Give as you Live?

Our greatest success with GAYL was the Captain Tom 100 weekend when many of our students created their own challenges and had their own online page they could create themselves. We raised over £2700 in one weekend.

Any top tips you would recommend to other charities?

Our greatest success with GAYL was the Captain Tom 100 weekend when many of our students created their own challenges and had their own online page they could create themselves. We raised over £2700 in one weekend.

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