The Rotary Club of Senlac has donated £1,000 to the Glyne Gap Faculty .
The money was raised at the club’s annual Jazz Picnic held in Rotarian Pat Connor’s garden in the summer.
Members enjoyed music and took part in a New Orleans style umbrella parade.
The Glyne Gap Faculty is a provision for 16 to 19 year students from Glyne Gap School and provides education for students with severe and profound learning difficulties.
It is based at the Bexhill College where the students are able to interact with those in mainstream education and share the facilities. The aim of the Faculty is to prepare the students to be independent, autonomous and self-determining in their lives once schooling is over.
Melanie-jane Jukes of the Faculty said the money would be of great help in this year’s project of a holiday for pupils at the Faculty.
A spokesperson for Glyne Gap School said: “The Faculty aims to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence and understanding to become as independent, autonomous and self determining as possible. It is our belief that it is this independence that in large part determines a future quality of life.
“By living, working and participating in the inclusive community of the college, we aim to support students enjoying making wider friendships and relationships.
“We aim to facilitate broader curriculum opportunities for students, by accessing the college’s resources, staff and tutor expertise. By doing this we aim to give students opportunities to widen their interests and develop their strengths.”
Senlac Rotary Club was chartered in 1985 and meets regularly at the Cooden Beach Hotel in Bexhill.
Member Colin Goldsack said: “The Club is looking for men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join us either as volunteers, members or both. You can use your time, talents, professional skills and energy to improve the lives of people in our local community and around the world.
You can enjoy business networking, personal development, meeting new friends, having a great deal of fun and experience achieving something worthwhile.
If you would like to know more about Rotary please contact the Senlac Rotary Secretary, John Relfe, on 01424 272012 or see the web-site www.senlacrotary.org.
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