A dedicated special needs pre-school, Springboard Chippenham, has partnered with Bath Aqua Glass to create a new fundraising initiative to raise vital funds for the charity.
Individually blown baubles in the new Springboard colour have been created as part of the new fundraising campaign.
The baubles are completely unique as they are all handblown. They are ribbed to help children with visual impairment recognise them and be a part of the family tradition of dressing the tree at Christmas.
Each Springboard Bauble that is sold will raise much-needed funds towards the £140,000 target needed each year by Springboard Chippenham.
Springboard Baubles will be available from Bath Aqua Glass, www.bathaquaglass.com, Springboard Chippenham and at various events including the Rugby Legends event at Colerne RFC on 1st September 2019.
The brand new partnership doesn’t end there, with Springboard Chippenham launching a major campaign at the beginning of September.
Angelique, daughter of Annette and Adrian Dolan, proprietors of Bath Aqua Glass, has written and produced a song that will go out with a short film portraying a window to the world of Springboard Chippenham.
One of the stars of the new short film is Jacob. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of one and left Springboard earlier this month to go to ‘big’ school.
David, Jacob’s father who has been a big part of Springboard for the last 3 years, will now be working at Bath Aqua Glass.
Annette Dolan, Managing Director of Bath Aqua Glass said: “We at Bath Aqua are so happy to support such and amazing project.
“Encouraging the children to champion their achievements at Springboard is one of their greatest gifts to the children. We will blow the baubles with even more love for Springboard!”
Jane Boulton, Manager of Springboard added: “We are so grateful to Bath Aqua Glass for supporting us through this unique fundraising activity.
“Just like the baubles, the children themselves are unique in every way. The support helps us to continue the work we have been doing for generations of families.
“Young children with a disability or learning difficulty deserve the best that we can offer. The staff are dedicated to promoting the children’s development whilst supporting the parents through often difficult and emotional times.
“Jacob’s story is a great example of believing in every child’s ability. With help from Bath Aqua Glass we will have more children creating more great stories.”