Specialist care home for adult Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Goldcrest House, marks months of fundraising for special school, Riverside School in Goole, with a cheque presentation for 700 hundred pounds.
Residents at Goldcrest House had spent months baking homemade cakes, buns and savouries to sell on Goole market to raise funds for the special needs and learning disability school’s equipment wish list. The funds were increased by the proceeds from a very successful garden party held in the homes grounds.
The final monies raised came to 700 hundred pounds and were presented by Goldcrest service users to the school’s deputy head, Mr Andrew Hall and the school council. Mr Hall says: “We’re all just so overwhelmed, thank you to everybody for not only thinking about us but for all the hard work you have put in to this, we’re very much looking forward to making a few key purchases which I’ve left in the very capable hands of the school council.”
Eileen Smale, activities co-ordinator at Goldcrest House says: “Our service users have a real enthusiasm for baking and to see this develop into cash for Riverside was such a joy. The school has a technology wish list and with our donation we hope they will now be able to tick a few off the list.”
Based on Boothferry Road Goldcrest House is a centre of excellence dedicated to addressing the individual needs of adults over 18 affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties. It is a residential home that provides long-term integrated specialist day and residential care to meet the varied needs of those who access the service 52 weeks a year; its aim is to be the UK’s quality service of choice.