2017 - The Markfield Project Minibus
The Markfield Project, Tottenham
The money raised from Sticky Wicket XI 2017 has been used to pay for a 16 seater speacially adapted minibus for the Markfireld Project, Tottenham.
The Markfield Project is a charity set up over 30 years ago by parents of disabled children. Their core aims are to promote the dignity, choice, independence and inclusion of disabled people and their families. They provide a range of services to over 80 children and young people which are run from their community centre and a huge, accessible adventure playground in Tottenham. Their service users have a wide range of impairments – the majority having a learning disability and/or autism.
The new minibus was delivered 1st September 2017 and is now being used to transport children to the sessions at Markfield (after school clubs and holiday play schemes) and to take them on trips to access sport and leisure activities in the community.
2016 - Linden Lodge School Minibus
Linden Lodge School, 61 Princes Way, Wimbledon Park
The money raised from Sticky Wicket X 2016 is has been used to pay for a 16 seater minibus for Linden Lodge School which was delivered on 29th June 2016.
Linden Lodge School is a sensory and physical college in Wimbledon, South West London, which serves young people across the South East of England. They receive referrals from 28 local authorities and offers both day and residential provisions. There are currently 143 young people in their care, 85 young people use wheelchairs and disabilities within the school range from Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Global Development Delay, Visual Impairments and Hearing Impairments.
The school is highly regarded and have local, regional and national reputation for their work. They also provide outreach services to pupils with sensory needs which supports around 700 young people in the community.
The minibus will help them gain access to activities outside the school such as swimming, theatre, beaches and museums. It will also allow larger groups to go out and support the school’s summer holiday schemes.
These activities are vital and will help extend the learning and social opportunities for pupils in the school and young people in the wider community.