6th October 2015
Midgley Snelling LLP has presented its first cheque from the Midsnell Activity Fund.
Designed to provide funding to organisations such as clubs, groups, associations and schools seeking financial assistance for their projects, the Fund, aims to encourage people across the generations to engage with and participate in a range of different activities, enabling them to live active, healthy and interesting lives.
The first recipient is the Specialist Centre for Students with Visual Impairment at Woking High School, which received £700 towards the cost of specialist sports equipment that will increase participation for students who are blind or visually impaired within sports lessons and clubs.
It is hoped that this will result in the increased participation of specific sports, which will improve self-esteem, health and fitness.
Tracey Wickens and Stephen Yeates, at Midgley Snelling, delivered the cheque and met with staff and some students of the Visual Impairment Unit.
Tracey Wickens, later said: “It was enlightening to see how the use of specialist equipment can help blind and visually impaired pupils be independent and active in their day to day life.
“As a firm, we have always placed a great deal of importance on engaging with our local community and that is why the Midsnell Activity Fund was established. It allows us to be active in giving something to the community.”