Winslow Rotary Lends Pace Children A Helping Hand!
The Rotary Movement is renowned across the UK and the world for its support for good causes and, that is just as true here in Buckinghamshire. Winslow Rotary Club members David Sibthorp (President) and Nigel Turnbull visited the PACE primary school on Coventon Road, Aylesbury, where PACE works with children with cerebral palsy and related motor disorders. They visited the children and staff of Chestnut Class making use of the new hoisting and tracking equipment, newly purchased with the support of a £2,415 donation from Winslow Rotary Club.
Image: (L to R) David Sibthorp (President, Winslow Rotary), David O’Connor (PACE Head Teacher), Hussain Raja (PACE pupil), Nigel Turnbull (Winslow Rotary).
David Sibthorp, President of Winslow Rotary, said, “It always was my aim during my term as President to focus on children’s charities both internationally and locally. What better charity could there be locally than PACE and the wonderful work they do in educating these children with such challenging problems to help them fulfil their potential”
PACE Head of Fundraising, Mark Clay, said “We are delighted to have the support of the Winslow Rotary, and extremely grateful to them for helping us provide this important piece of new equipment. The importance of being able to help our children move safely – and with dignity – around our classrooms cannot be overestimated and our staff are very grateful for it too. Upgrading our equipment in this way also enables us to make the most of the day with the children, offering them the intensive education and therapy unlocks their potential and gives them every chance of living lives of independence and choice. This is a wonderful example of the tremendous support that many community groups give to PACE, and indeed to many other charities around Buckinghamshire, and we hope to extend our partnerships with friends and organisations in the coming years.”