Brighton school for the disabled given help by store chain’s staff

Posted On 07 Jan 2016 at 12:18 pm

A Brighton school for disabled children and young people has been given £4,000 raised by staff from the Body Shop.

They held bake sales, quizzes and other sales to raise the money for St John’s School and College which is based in Brighton and Seaford. It has premises in Walpole Road, Brighton.

St John’s development officer Nicholas Cross said: “This is a substantial and life-changing sum of money that will make a huge difference to the lives of the many learners we support.”

Teresa Waller, an executive assistant at the Body Shop head office, said: “It’s a pleasure to support such a worthy cause and we look forward to working with St John’s in the future.”

The money raised will be used to improve the education and lives of more than 90 young people with severe learning disabilities. It will help fund the improvement of vital facilities within the college and school.

St John’s and the Body Shop said that they planned to continue their already successful relationship by working with learners around employability and helping to develop a pop up shop this year.

Body Shop staff also handed over £750 to the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

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