April 23rd 2015
Jigsaw celebrated World Autism Awareness Day in style by hosting a concert by one of the most extraordinary pianists of his generation, Derek Paravicini – who is blind and has autism and severe learning difficulties. The Derek Paravicini Quartet played tracks from their new album and audience requests – and Derek was even joined at the piano by Jigsaw School pupil Jamie for an impromptu duet! The event, organised with Cranleigh Arts Centre, was hailed as ‘fantastic’ by Jigsaw Trust Chief Executive Kate Grant, who said it would help raise awareness and understanding of autism.
April 22nd 2015
Jigsaw is teaming up with Cranleigh Rotary Club and other local organisations to put on the Cranleigh Parish Boundary Challenge. The 23-mile course can be run or walked as an individual entrant or as part of a relay team. It will be held on Sunday 17 May.
April 02nd 2015
It was chocolate eggs all round at Jigsaw at the end of term thanks to the generosity of people and businesses across Surrey and Hampshire who donated to the 96.4 Eagle Radio Easter Egg Appeal. The appeal benefits more than 50 charities and similar organisations. Jigsaw pupils send huge thanks to 96.4 Eagle Radio and the generous supporters of its appeal.
March 19th 2015
The Jigsaw horticulture project for pupils at the school and Jigsaw+ clients is gathering pace with great support from leading garden specialist companies and donations though the project’s Amazon wishlist. Pupils will be maintaining the Jigsaw School gardens and Jigsaw+ clients will be developing a garden next to the Café on the Park, a Jigsaw Trust venture set up to offer work experience opportunities. We are so grateful to Chiltern Seeds, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Thompson & Morgan, Tozer Seeds, Waitrose, Wyevale Garden Centre and everyone who has donated via the Wishlist. To view the wishlist go to http://www.amazon.co.uk, click Wish List and search for Jigsaw Trust.