Our great friends at Ripley Court School have paid a surprise visit to present a cheque for an amazing £1,898 – the result of their recent annual charity walk. And an equal amount was raised for Cherry Trees, which provides respite care for young people with disabilities.
Ripley Court pupils have become frequent visitors to Jigsaw and we are always delighted to welcome them and show them round the school and talk about autism and what we do. This time we were pleased to see five pupils and their teacher.
Ripley Court are so enthusiastic and generous in their charity fundraising – and inventive: one pupil even set up a Justgiving web page for the walk. Pupils wore fancy dress for the themed ‘Big Movie March’ charity walk around the school, and Jigsaw pupils were also invited along to take part.
The money raised from the walk is going towards our horticulture project, which is proving highly popular among pupils – to the extent that last month Jigsaw achieved a creditable Silver Gilt third place award out of 11 entries in the Guildford In Bloom competition.
We are hugely grateful to Ripley Court for their continuing enthusiastic support and fundraising: such support makes a massive difference to initiatives like our horticulture project.