A total of £275 has been donated to the Uplands Educational Trust, after money was raised by local MP Justin Tomlinson and the North Swindon Conservative Councillors, through their annual 2015 Christmas Card which was designed by the incredibly inspiring students.
Justin Tomlinson MP said: “I am a huge supporter of the UET and I am thrilled that the money raised from our Christmas card which was delivered to over 20,000 local residents will be providing a fun day out for all the fantastic students.”
The money raised will be funding a fun-filled and educational day out for all of the learners at the trust.
On 16 February, Justin cut the ribbon to open Uplands Educational Trust’s third charity shop. Whilst selling great quality clothing, accessories and homewares the trust’s three outlets are unique in that they provide Swindon young people with special needs and disabilities the opportunity to experience meaningful, paid employment within a safe and secure environment with special needs young people taking on all roles within the shop including serving customers and sorting stock.