I was pleased to receive a report recently from Treloar College in Hampshire explaining the excellent use they have made of a donation from the Stationers' Foundation. During the academic year 2009/10 we gave them £4,350 which they used to purchase a 'Lightwriter' and two 'MegaBees', equipment which enable young people with limited speech and coordination to use a computer. You can read the report here.
I had an opportunity to visit Treloar College this autumn along with John Peters, our Honorary Almoner, and it was a very moving experience. It is a school and college, specifically focused on the education of young people with cerebral palsy and other conditions linked to brain damage, with strong links to the City of London, having been founded by a Lord Mayor of London early in the last century. It has achieved some fantastic educational outcomes for young people with very substantial physical and mental disabilities. Interestingly they have a printing unit on site which enables students to learn the basics of printing and generate an income stream for the college.
I very much hope that the Foundation will be able to continue to support the wonderful work done at Treloar and I hope that the Company too might be able to support the printing unit in particular through donations of paper and/or equipment. If you are interested in doing this, please let me know by email.
It certainly is a very worthy cause.