M6toll fund playground equipment for local School
By: Nisha Deans
29th March 2021
Midland Expressway Ltd (operators of the M6toll) have supported a local school in Birmingham through their fundraising team ‘Friends of Hamilton’ who help and support children with Autism with a donation of £1,500 for new playground equipment.
Hamilton School is a primary special school and all students have an Education, Health and Care plan as all the children have a diagnosis of Autism. The school keep their focus on learning and have very high expectations as to what staff and students are capable of achieving. One of the key aims of ‘Friends of Hamilton’ is to provide extra equipment for pupils and support for their families so that each pupil can achieve their full potential.
Letitia Carter, Assistant Head Teacher, said “We are so grateful for the M6toll In the Community funding. All the pupils at the school have autism and complex learning difficulties and they need equipment they can use to regulate themselves. We desperately need to replace old equipment that provided movement regulation and this grant will allow us to put in equipment which is similar but better suited for our children.”
Ian Harvey, M6toll’s Drive for Charity Social Squad member added: “As the father of a young adult who is autistic, I have seen first-hand the difficulties faced with receiving the right information and help with social inclusion. I feel that ‘Friends of Hamilton’ play such an important role within the community and I am proud to be championing this project.”
Midland Expressway Ltd’s (MEL) donation forms part of a wider initiative to support local schools and community projects. MEL’s Social Squad is always on the lookout for local charities and community projects to support. To register your charity or community project with MEL for consideration to receive fundraising or practical (volunteering) support now or in the future visit our Drive for Charity page.
For further information about Hamilton Primary School visit http://www.hamilton.bham.sch.uk/