Thinking Space Announce Charity of the Year 2018

Thinking Space are excited to announce that their new charity of the year 2018 is Rose Road Association.

After another successful year fundraising for Jane Scarth House in 2017, the fundraising team at Thinking Space were on the lookout for another charity to support this year. After a flood of offers, the team narrowed it down and all the staff voted for their favourite cause.

The winner, Rose Road Association provides vital services for over 400 children and young people with severe physical disabilities, learning difficulties and/or autism across Hampshire. They offer overnight respite care, a community outreach service which provides one to one support, and after school/Saturday/holiday activity schemes. They also provide Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Services.

At the heart of their operation is the Bradbury Centre in Southampton, which is a nurturing and safe home-from-home for children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their extended families. It offers  24 hour respite care and a range of activities to suit the tastes and abilities of the children and young adults in their care. It gives families the chance to regroup, to relax and to re balance family life.

Juno Hollyhock, Rose Road Association CEO commented “We are thrilled to be selected as Thinking Space’s Charity of the year. This support will make a huge difference to the lives of the children and young people Rose Road supports and we are extremely grateful”.

Thinking Space have already embarked on their full calendar of fundraising events, with the first being pancake day. Staff were treated to delicious pancakes served with toppings in exchange for a donation to the charity. Other events planned are "Wear your t-shirt to work" day, the return of the TSS Bake off competition, the Romsey Relay Marathon and Travelling Ted adventures, to name but a few.

Read more about our pancake day fundraiser

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