Friends of School for Parents

A big thank you to all our Friends!

As a charity that depends on voluntary donations and funding from people and organisations, School for Parents is incredibly grateful to everyone that supports us. Without your help, we’d be unable to offer our wide range of educational and support services to disabled children and their families. Thank you.

You’ll find all the latest updates on supporter activity on our Facebook page and on Twitter – you can also visit the News section of the website.

Des Coleman

Des Coleman is a long standing supporter of School For Parents. He is well-known for his work as a TV presenter, actor, musician, speaker and coach.


‘I was delighted to be asked to support School for Parents. What inspires me is that every day each of the children overcomes tremendous obstacles, learning to do things most of us take for granted – they don’t realise it, though; to them, it’s all fun! And their parents are helped too, which is important. I am fully behind the service, and I want more people to know about the amazing work they do here in Nottingham’

Des Coleman

Des was instrumental in setting up interviews and filming at School for Parents for the regional BBC Inside Out programme. You can read more about Des at his website

Graeme Swann, cricketer

We were thrilled to be chosen as one of Graeme’s Benefit Year charities and even more delighted to receive a fabulous donation of £10,000!

“Being close personal friends of Darren and Victoria, the parents of beautiful little Roxy Caskey, I’ve seen first-hand what a remarkable difference Rutland House School for Parents makes to the lives of children who attend. I support this fantastic charity wholeheartedly and urge anyone out there to do the same.”

Graeme Swann

Cricketer Graeme Swann

Support from charitable trusts, businesses and organisations

We’re lucky to receive a substantial chunk of our funding from corporate donations, fundraising and sponsorship. Other organisations support us by offering their services for free or at reduced rates, enabling us to channel more of our precious funds into our work.

Here are just a few of the local, regional and national businesses who’ve either supported us in the past or who support us today. Each of them makes such a big difference to the services we’re able to offer. Thank you.






Please visit our Support Partners page to find out what some of our corporate supporters think about School for Parents and the work we do.