This charity is eligible for the Grow Your Tenner 2013!
The Friends of the Phoenix is a small group of parents and other volunteers whose purpose is to raise money for the school. The money is used exclusively for the benefit of the students in helping to finance extra curricular activities, trips outings the purchase of additional materials, toys, equipment and electrical and mechanical aids. Our aim mirrors that of the school in that we wish to extend and enrich the experience of the students and to assist in developing their full potential.
Our aim is to raise awareness of disablities in the local community. We encourage involement between the students of the Phoenix with other local schools. We have three specialised mini buses that the Friends of Phoenix have raised money towards which help the students access the community.
Our mini buses are an important part of students school life. They are used for school holidays which provide parents with respite, they transport students to college for transtions and work experience,class outings. They have a great impact on all aspects of the Phoenix Schools programmes of learning. We work very close with other fundraising charities like the Woodenspoon who helped us raise money for a specialised playground which includes a wheelchair swing and roundabout.
We always welcome volunteers there are many activities where we need extra people to help. This can range from helping in the allotment, gardening, cookery classes, music and dance, play. We try to use volunteers existing skills and qualifications and experience as we like to work as a team.