Weʼre raising £500 to send a group of children from the Beacon School, Folkestone on a residential trip.
Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.
The Beacon School provides education for pupils with profound, severe & complex learning needs.
Residential trips are a vital part of the journey for these children in preparation for their adult life, but these experiences are not always obtainable due to the increased cost required to provide the right facilities and care that the children require.
As well as the opportunity to go somewhere they may otherwise not, these trips provide a real life rehearsal for skills that a teenager may commonly take for granted such as maintaining personal hygiene and taking responsibility for time keeping.
There is no budget available for this kind of experience so the school are left raising funds on behalf of children themselves.
The staff that attend these residential trips do so voluntarily, receiving no pay for their time.
This Just Giving page is classified as ‘crowd funding’, all money donated goes directly to the school’s bank account.
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About the fundraiser
I'm a man from Folkestone with a passion for raising funds for charity through a variety of music, comedy and quiz events with my close friends, we operate as 'Papa Kweg Presents'. My charity of choice is Pilgrims Hospices, but we raise money for a variety of causes.