Online training company eLearning For You has announced they have adopted The Victoria Education Centre, which caters for students with physical disabilities or complex medical or neurological conditions, as their official charity of the year for 2017.
Having decided to make a commitment to charity fundraising, the 20-strong workforce at Dorset-based eLearning For You were asked for local charity nominations and then voted from a shortlist of three with the Victoria Centre, located in Poole, being declared the worthy winner.
“We have a charitable team so we decided to put that good will and generosity to good use by selecting an official charity, which we could raise funds for and have a bit fun at the same time. We are looking forward to supporting the Victoria Centre not only with the various events that they host throughout the year but we’ll also be organising some challenges of our own” remarked Rob Cousins, Managing Director of eLearning For You.
Sue Stratis, Head of Support Services at the Victoria Centre, is delighted to have eLearning For You on board for the year, “Here at the Victoria Centre, we are enormously grateful for the support and generosity we receive from the local business community and without companies like eLearning For You, we would struggle to provide the excellent care and facilities to our young people. Having the support of local businesses is so important to us. We’re extremely grateful to Rob and the team for choosing us and we’re looking forward to working with them over the coming year.”
The Victoria Education Centre, is a non-maintained, Ofsted-Outstanding school offering specialised, high quality education, therapy and care for young people aged 3-19. In addition, they now offer a residential transition service for 18-25 year olds.
The students who attend Victoria have physical disabilities or complex medical or neurological conditions and many have additional needs including communication difficulties, learning difficulties and sensory impairments.
In order to really pull out all the stops and raise as much money as they can for the Victoria Centre, eLearning For You, who work exclusively within the social and healthcare sectors, will be forming an internal charity committee to organise their fundraising efforts and activities throughout the year, which staff and clients of the training company will be invited to take part in.