July 30th 2015
If you shop at Waitrose in Godalming please look out for the supermarket’s Community Matters scheme during August, when Jigsaw is one of its three chosen charities. Shoppers are given green tokens at the check-out to put in the Community Matters boxes. At the end of the month Waitrose divides £1,000 between the charities according to how many tokens they receive. Waitrose staff visited Jigsaw recently to see how their support could benefit pupils.
July 29th 2015
Rudgwick Music Festival has named Jigsaw as its chosen charity for its 20th anniversary year. The festival features 11 hours of non-stop music by electric and acoustic bands and individual artistes – all for just £10 per adult and £5 for children. The event is on 22nd August at Springbok Estate in Alfold. Full details are at http://www.rmfblues.org.uk.
July 23rd 2015
Jigsaw pupils were delighted to welcome representatives of Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and present a cheque for £141, raised by the recent day of horse-themed activities and competitions. Many Jigsaw pupils have a term of weekly sessions at the RDA, where they gain self-confidence, social skills and physical benefits. RDA chairman Liz Harrison said, “It is so rewarding to see how children benefit from their time spent with our horses.”
July 16th 2015
Jigsaw had a very special visitor on 7 July when HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO spent the afternoon touring the school, Jigsaw+ Adult Services and the Cafe on the Park, where she met Jigsaw+ clients at work and enjoyed a buffet lunch with school pupils. HRH was presented with two pieces of artwork made by Jigsaw pupils and clients – and the momentous and exciting day was rounded off by one of the pupils saying, “She looked like a princess.”