Thank You So Much: Spire Foundation

The Spire Foundation is a charity run by Spire Barristers in Leeds, and aims to support vulnerable adults and children, who have learning or physical disabilities, or have experienced the care system.

Fresh Futures has been working in partnership with Spire Barristers since 2021 and has been fortunate to receive two previous donations from them.

First some chairs to be used in our Huddersfield office spaces, and then with a generous donation of £250.00 towards our Christmas appeal.

In April, Fresh Futures were nominated by the Spire Foundation to apply for funding for two new laptops, to be used by the students within our alterative provision colleges. Fresh Futures were awarded funding and gifted two high quality laptops to be used by our cohort of 60 pupils.

The Headteacher of the colleges, Jacqui Green, said that; ‘The two laptops have not only been fundamental in helping our pupils work on their IT skills, but even more exciting, we have also been able to install adobe photoshop which is supportive in them completing their silver Arts Award and to engage in a coding course – something our students have really enjoyed and a good skill to take into the world of work when they leave us.

Pupils have been delighted to receive such special technology in the schools, and have taken the responsibility of caring for the equipment seriously and using it to its full potential. One pupil (pictured below with the new laptop) told us that; ‘The new laptop is…… it helps me when…… We are really thankful to Spire Foundation for thinking of us and we would like to invite them into our college so we can show them how we have been using them and what we have learned.’

If you would like to support Fresh Futures in any way, then please contact [email protected] and find out how you or your organisation could get involved to Improve Lives and Inspire Change.