Norwood is once again calling on members of the Jewish Community to support its Rosh Hashanah appeal and help it reach a fundraising target of £100,000. The money it generates will make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people with learning disabilities, and children and families in need, who rely on the support provided by Norwood each year.
The direct mail, advertising and online appeal focuses on Sara, 22, just one of the many people who use the Charity’s life-changing services. Like most people, Sara has hopes and dreams for the future, such as finding a job and maybe one day even having a home of her own. However, she was born with Cerebral Palsy, which severely affects her mobility and ability to communicate. She therefore requires constant support to help her live life her way. Norwood and its specialist staff and services have provided Sara with an individual programme of support designed to help her achieve her dreams and wishes. She also benefits from state-of-the-art assistive technology, which helps her to perform some daily tasks on her own.
Sara, who lives in residential accommodation in Ravenswood, Norwood’s residential community in Berkshire, now enjoys shopping, meeting new friends and going out for lunch. Norwood has given Sara and her family a brighter future and she can now look forward to a really fulfilling life.
Each year, Norwood supports over 7,000 people like Sara to live the life they choose.
Norma Brier, Chief Executive of Norwood, said: “Rosh Hashanah is a time when we reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to the year ahead. Norwood has achieved much since last year and through our support, thousands of people like Sara are also being given the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
“However, during these difficult economic times, we need the Community’s support more than ever to ensure we can continue to provide the life-changing services that help so many vulnerable children and adults live life their way and achieve their hopes and dreams.”
Where your money will go:
• £25 will purchase resources for art therapy sessions for children.
• £50 will provide a speech and language therapy session for a child with autism.
• £100 will pay for three children with disabilities to attend a day at the Unity summer scheme.
• £250 will provide a specialist support session to four young people with multiple disabilities.
• £500 will provide a job coaching session for five people with learning disabilities.
• £1,000 will pay for ten parents to attend a support group to help them cope.
To make a donation, please visit www.norwood.org.uk/appeal or call 0208 420 6970.
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