Thursfields solicitors afternoon tea raises more than £1,500 for charity

Thursfields Solicitors raised more than £1,500 for charity after holding a Thursty Thursday afternoon tea at Brockencote Hall Hotel in Worcestershire.

The money is going directly to New College Worcester (NCW), the school for children and young people who are blind or partially sighted, Thursfields’ chosen charity of the year.

More than 60 people attended the event on Thursday 2 May raising a total of £785 from ticket sales and a raffle featuring prizes from West Midlands Safari Park, Worcester Warriors, Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Brockencote Hall Hotel.

Thursfields decided to match the amount raised which means the total donation to NCW amounts to £1,570.

Shane Miller, Director of Thursfields, said: “Thursfields was delighted that so many people helped us raise this money towards NCW.

We are determined to help make a difference in the community we serve and will continue to support events for this great charity that helps the young blind and partially sighted.”

New College Worcester, known as NCW, is a non-maintained special residential and day school for students aged 11–19, and is a registered charity that caters for around 80 students.

It works hard to create a tailored programme for students’ academic achievement, independent living skills and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Kevin Hateley, Head of Fundraising at NCW, said: “We’re grateful to everyone at Thursfields and their guests at the afternoon tea for raising this money which will assist the school to provide even better opportunities for students’ futures.”

Thursfields is sponsoring NCW’s Walk, Rest and Rail event on Saturday 8 June, which includes a 7.5-mile riverside walk and ride home on the Severn Valley Railway.

Anyone interested in taking part should email Dani James at Thursfields on djames@thursfields.co.uk.

To find out more about NCW, visit www.newcollegeworcester.co.uk

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