Care for Clare appeal smashes its £100,000 bid to get pool project off the ground for the Clare School in Norwich

Represnetatives from the Clare School, Care for Clare Appeal and pupils with the latest donation. Ph

Represnetatives from the Clare School, Care for Clare Appeal and pupils with the latest donation. Photo: Care for Clare - Credit: Care for Clare

Almost £10,000 has been raised towards an appeal for a hydrotherapy pool at a specialist physical, sensory and complex needs school.

The Clare School gets a third outstanding Ofsted result in a row.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Clare School gets a third outstanding Ofsted result in a row.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

It's the latest round of fundraising for the Care for Clare appeal, which raises money for the Clare School in the Golden Triangle, Norwich.

The charity has been going for more than 20 years and aims to raise enough money to help provide specialist equipment for use in the classroom and outside environments.

Previous fundraising has allowed the creation of a playground and sensory garden.

David Edmonds, from the charity, said the pool would have many benefits for pupils at the school such as the relief of pain and muscle spasm and the maintenance or increase in range of motion of joints.


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And he had even experienced the use of hydrotherapy pools - which tend to be kept at 32 or 33 degrees - himself after being involved in a car accident.

Mr Edmonds said to get the ball rolling, the charity had needed to raise around £100,000, which would show potential funders they were serious about the bid.

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'In March this year we had around £70,000, I said we should aim to get £100,000 by the end of the year, we can then draw up the schedule' he said.

'We've now got £130,000, we've had some very generous donations.'

The latest donation came from a boxing event held at The Talk, Oak Street, which raised £9,624.

Now Mr Edmonds said they will start preparing bids for the full funding of the pool, which he expects will cost around £500,000 in total.

To donate to Care for Clare visit www.justgiving.com/careforclareappeal

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