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Fundraising efforts help transform lives of young people

* BCT-charity-effort.jpgThrough various fundraising activities in 2010, British Ceramic Tile has raised £1,000 for The Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, its chosen charity of the year.

The activities included a bake sale where a group of keen bakers sold various sweet and savoury delights including the best seller - mint choc chip cupcakes.

British Ceramic Tile employee and amateur photographer, Maria Selley, raised a further £120 by raffling off one of her amazing local photographic prints of Dartmoor.

Other contributions came from companies and associations that had visited the factory and a plant sale.

Based in Ivybridge, Devon and at Seale-Hayne, near Newton Abbot, Devon, the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust has been transforming the lives of disadvantaged, yet inspirational young people for over two hundred years. Today the Trust specialises in delivering therapy and medical services, education and care for children, young people and young adults with physical and/or learning disabilities.

The multi-disciplinary team at Dame Hannah's delivers this specialist care through:
- a special school offering both day and residential opportunities for students and younger children aged 5 -16
- a day and residential Further Education department where older teenagers aged 16 - 19 are able to explore increasing amounts of independence
- 'Hannahwood' a Specialist Adult Provision was created for our young people aged 19 to 25 with disabilities. The centre is highly innovative in design and provides some of the most exciting opportunities for disabled young adults anywhere in the UK, including an art collective where young adults can create their own works of art for exhibitions as well as composing music in our fully equipped music studio and access to college courses
- A state of the art respite centre providing vitally needed respite care, short breaks and holidays for young people from families across the West Country
- Hannahs at Seale-Hayne is the Trust's latest innovative development offering an integrated, supportive and vibrant environment with a range of opportunities for adults with physical and/or learning disabilities.

We are really grateful to everyone at British Ceramic Tile for choosing Dame Hannah's as its charity of the year and for supporting us with a variety of fun fundraising activities," says Debbie Lumsdon, Dame Hannah's fundraising coordinator. "We always greatly appreciate it when businesses choose their local charity. All the funds raised will make a huge difference to transforming the lives of our young people at Dame Hannah's."

Picture shows: Dick Sale, British Ceramic Tile's Marketing Director, presenting a cheque to Debbie Lumsdon, Dame Hannah's fundraising coordinator, with (l-r) Chloe Russell, Andrew Green and Stacey Barrett-Nicholls of Hannahwood, Dame Hannah's Adult Provision

T: 01626 834774
E: marketing@britishceramictile.com
W: www.britishceramictile.com

28th January 2011




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