Friends of The Loyne
The Friends of The Loyne is a charitable group with the aim of increasing the provision of specialised resources, facilities and equipment in order to support the work of School. We also raise awareness of the work of the school within the wider community.
Membership of the Friends is open to all parents of pupils at the school, school staff and any member of the community who wishes to encourage the aims of the Friends of The Loyne.
The current fundraising focus has been a tremendous success and we have been able now to build our therapy wing which will provide a bespoke space for pupils to develop their gross motor skills.
We are immensely grateful for the support we have received in this period of fund-raising, and have been able to ensure that the build will go ahead on time in the summer of 2018. We are still aiming to provide specialist equipment for the new build including soft padding for the floor, an overhead hoist, therapy tables and therapeutic mobility aids. If you wish to help with our ongoing fundraising you can do so via our Just Giving page.
In recent years, we have been responsible for the purchase of equipment, subsidising a wide range of residential and developing the school grounds. All this has only been possible because of our dedicated committee members and huge support from both business and the local community.
Friends are also involved in organising special events across the year including seasonal discos, Summer and Christmas fairs and exceptional fund raisers and community events such as the recent highly successful and very muddy Born Survivor event at Lowther Castle in Cumbria.
The aims of the Friends are:
- To raise funds to provide additional equipment, facilities and amenities for the benefit of the pupils at the school.
- To promote awareness in the local community of the problems and needs of the pupils at The Loyne Specialist School.
- For further information or to express an interest in joining the Friends, please contact the school directly on 01524 64543.
Please direct all enquiries to the school office team, the telephone will be answered by Karen, Tanya or Alison who will ensure the correct member of our school team responds to you. For any further information you can contact us using the details below or fill in the form on the right and we will get back to you.
Phone: 01524 645 43