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I Can & I Am

The Wheels on the Bus

In order to move from simply INSPIRING young people to TRANSFORMING lives, we are now providing the opportunity to schools for us to spend more time with those that most require our messages. To enable this we are transforming a double decker bus!
Charity Registration No: 1163075

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As we come to the end of our fifth year we look ahead to a time of change and opportunity. Our core offerings of presentations, mentoring and resources will remain unchanged, but our focus is now on turning our inspiration in to transformation. We will build on our firm foundation and begin to not just inspire those that we visit but help to actually transform lives. To do this we will be focussing on increasing the impact our messages have on young people by simply spending more time with them. We are thrilled to have been gifted a fully refurbished double decker bus by Howdens and this is due to be completed by June 2020. We will then be able to visit schools with the bus providing spaces for both mentoring and teaching a variety of different skills.

We are currently developing a series of workshops, mentoring programmes and skills classes that will take place on the bus and work in conjunction with the presentations already delivered by James Shone in schools. To create these and we have therefore recruited some new team members and this additional cost along with the significant running costs of a double bus require us to begin a new season of fund raising to enable us to utilise this vital resource as extensively as possible.

We appreciate all offers of support - big and very small! You can help either financially or with your time and expertise. Financial donations are currently being put towards items such as the following:

Set of kitchen scales: £15

10 wooden spoons: £20

1 x beanbag: £55

Branded Aprons x 10: £75

Branded balloons: £100

Flour for 1 term: £130

Mentoring training: £150

Bus annual MOT: £300

1 x Ipad (10 to purchase): £320

Printing of resources: £400

Bus driver training: £450

Bus annual inspections: £1,000

Bus annual insurance: £3,000

James Shone annual travel: £10,000

Annual admin costs: £25,000

Please help in whatever way you can and contact us if you would like further information. Thank you for your support!

The I Can & I Am Team.



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Jim Macartney

1 month ago

Fantastic - what a great idea.


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About the charity

I Can & I Am
I Can & I Am

I Can and I Am is led by James Shone, an ex school teacher who was left blind and disabled by a brain tumour. James changed the course of his career by becoming an inspirational speaker. He is driven by his desire to reduce low self worth in children and to inspire confidence in every individual.

Charity Registration No: 1163075


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The Wheels on the Bus

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