Forming partnerships with local organisations

Our support partners

We’re grateful to receive help from many businesses in the Nottingham area and beyond. This support includes corporate donations and funding, free or reduced-price services and practical help, such as painting and decorating, from teams of volunteers.

Here are a few of our supporters:

POD Exhibition Stands

We have a brand new display stand thanks to POD! We are really excited to use our new display board to create more awareness of School for Parents at various events. POD Exhibitions supplied this exhibition display stand for us and the stand is ideal for our needs.

Sharp Young & Pearce Solicitors

A law firm in the heart of Nottingham has adopted School for Parents as their charity. Sharp Young & Pearce are fundraising by tackling the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in October 2015 and organising lots of other things too.

 Turner & Townsend

The team at Turner & Townsend’s Nottingham office adopted School for Parents for 2015-16 and have raised almost £5,000 to date along with providing volunteer skills for our charity.

Horspool Luxury Retreat

The wonderful people at Horspool Retreat regularly donate a stay at their amazing property at Gibsmere, near Southwell for our Cherub’s Ball, raising £6,300 so far.

Craig Floate Chef

Private Chef, Craig Floate has donated his time and expertise to cater for guests at Horspool Retreat as part of  an exciting auction package.

Rido Media

Luke Wale of Rido Media in Nottingham is supporting School for Parents by refreshing our website, saving us a lot of money!

Moleface Pub Company

The four pubs within Moleface Pub Company are: The Larwood & Voce, TheWollaton, The Lord Nelson and The Royal Oak, all raising funds for School for Parents this year

AandGChemDry

Apart from being hard-working ambassadors, Jackie and Mike Clark adopted School for Parents as their charity.

Fast Graphics

Tony Bates, owner of Fast Graphics in Nottingham, is our Chair of Trustees and supports our events with the promotional materials we need.

The Wolds Childcare

Karen Richards of The Wolds Childcare and Willowbrook PreSchool adopted School for Parents and has supported us in many ways with our Summer Party and Cherub’s Ball.

Soothe

We first met Misia, owner of Soothe Therapies in West Bridgford, at our Summer Party in 2013. Since then she has been a fantastic supporter of our charity.

Dillon and Lee

Amy Lee, owner of Dillon and Lee is mum to Harrison who attends School for Parents. Amy organises an annual netball tournament raising more than £1,000 each time.

Pesky Alligators

Kirsty from Pesky Alligators is another parent attending School for Parents. As a way of giving something back Kirsty and her singing partner, Tim, entertained guests at our 2014 & 2015 Cherub’s Ball – they’re supporting us in 2017 too!

A Big Neon Glitter

Andrew Acford of A Big Neon Glitter Photography is our ‘honorary’ volunteer photographer – he captures the most stunning images for us, thank you Andrew.

Chino Latino and Park Plaza Nottingham

Chino Latino and Park Plaza adopted School for Parents as their charity and support us in  a number of ways – not least by attending our Summer Party in West Bridgford every summer. Our next event with them is a fashion and beauty ‘pop-up’ on 29 October.

Nottingham City Homes

School for Parents was the adopted charity of Nottingham City Homes during 2012/13. Their fundraising culminated in an abseil from a soon-to-be-demolished tower block, which raised £10,000.

Blotts Country Club generously support School for Parents annual Cherub’s Ball, helping us raise more than £60,000 so far.

Des Coleman has been a wonderful champion, supporting our Cherub’s Ball and other activities whilst continuing to be incredibly busy on stage and screen. It’s largely down to Des’ energy and enthusiasm for our charity that the Ball is such a success

Erewash Valley Woodturners Association have adopted School for parents until 2017, raising more than £5,000 for our charity

Fraser Brown Solicitors in Nottingham chose School for Parents as their charity of the year in June 2012, with many events planned. Fraser Brown and Salloways http://www.salloway.com/ joined forces to take on the Scally Rally in June and raised £2,000 for our charity. Fraser Brown have continued to support us with donations

Orchid IT donated a new computer for our children’s use in developing their IT and communication skills

A local ‘covers’ band that gets the whole place rocking! Big supporters of School for Parents

XMA

XMA in Nottingham also generously donated a 40″ Toshiba TV screen which can be used with our specialised computer software and accessories to create a package that aids the development of our children’s communication and IT skills

The team from Atomic Media in Nottingham donated their time and expertise to create a highly professional, sensitive and emotional film for our website, which has helped us to reach many new parents and supporters

We feel honoured to continue to support this fantastic charity, I hope that it goes some way to generate awareness and encourage others to support and spread the word of this wonderful work

The Goose at Gamston chose us as their charity partner for their annual fun day in July 2012 and raised £2,500 plus donating a 40″ high def TV for our children’s use

All Answers is a company that invests and facilitates the provision of knowledge and promotes collaboration through learning. We support School for Parents because of their undivided devotion to supporting children with mobility impairments, as well as their commitment to the parents of these children. We hope that by supporting this worthwhile cause of School for Parents, we are helping them to support the progression of young people, something we value highly as a company ourselves. As well as encouraging our clients and staff to donate to School for Parents via our websites, we recently held a company-wide Bingo game after donating in the School for Parents Valentine’s auction. The lucky Bingo winner got to go to a Manchester United VIP day at Old Trafford. Other fundraising activities we have enjoyed include packing bags for a day at a local supermarket, and we also sent two lovely families from School for Parents away to Center Parcs for a relaxing long May weekend to recharge their batteries. We are always looking for new fundraising activities to partake in to support School for Parents, and we are currently toying with the idea of doing a charity skydive – if we dare! So watch this space as we continue to support the rewarding School for Parents charity

When our son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy we were told he would never walk – today he came 4th in his school’s sports day race! We can’t thank School for Parents enough for everything they have done to support us

I started working with School for Parents after a business associate whose daughter attends the School asked if I’d be willing to help. I’ve worked with School for Parents in a number of areas, including re-writing the new website and copy editing/proof-reading leaflets and press releases. I’m also script-writing and storyboarding School for Parents’ new video, which will hopefully be available to view on the website by the end of 2011. I’m delighted to be using my writing skills to support the excellent work that School for Parents does, and hopefully my input is helping the charity promote its services and fundraising activities effectively