Running this years BM10K were staff members Rachel, Gez, Nicky, Rob and Helen who already do so much to support the youngsters!

Also running the 10K were Harriet, Jacqui, James & Matt while Nicki ran the full Marathon. All are parents or friends who have children at the school and therefore, have a personal connection with the charity. They are all training hard in order to complete the courses and raise money for our wonderful pupils and young adults and are so deserving of our support. All the money raised will help provide additional specialist equipment, including the creation of a trampoline room.

A huge thank you to our runners and to you for your support.

You can still support this year’s team by visiting the JustGiving pages of these inspirational people and giving whatever you can.

See our news section to read our teams stories and link to their individual justgiving pages.

The team are helping us support Downs View School which is a special school, operating from two purpose built sites in Brighton, for pupils aged 4 to 19 years of age, who have severe learning difficulties. Some pupils have additional disabilities such as autism, hearing and/or visual impairment, physical disabilities, life threatening and life limiting conditions and challenging behaviour.

Who are we?

The Friends of Downs View School has been established since 1992 and as a Charity supports Downs View School. The committee consists of Parents, Carers, Staff and Friends and is run entirely on a voluntary basis.

The Aims are to fund raise for extra or specialist equipment, provide social activities for the students and their families, instigate fund raising activities and other events, i.e. training for the Parents/Carers and Pupils of the school. Money raised is invested in the school for the benefit of the students. We assist with the provision of educational facilities which are not funded by the Local Education Authority. We also liaise and develop partnerships with local companies, charities and community groups to benefit the pupils at the School.

What we have achieved so far

From our Fund raising efforts we have been able to purchase a variety of items for the school including: new mini buses, new play area, specialist equipment, a Backlit interactive whiteboard, PECS playground communication boards, bike shed, bikes, assistance with school holidays, tandem bikes, equipment for a common room and furnish a gym for the 16 – 19 year olds. We also fund Discos, Fun Days and a leavers Prom for the pupils and their families.

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