TACC Overseas Donation - October 11th 2015 - Faro
St Martin’s School for Children with Special Needs – Gibraltar
At Scotland's final game of the Euro 2016 campaign in Faro against Gibraltar, the Tartan Army Children's Charity (TACC) were delighted to present to Gibraltar's St Martin's School for Children with Special Needs approximately £5,000 for the purchase of a suite of trampoline equipment with accessories, plus two specially designed Therapy "Nessie" cushions.
The donation was organsied via the school's fundraising group "Little Smiles". As you can, the donation was made on the pitch before the game and involved some of the Gibraltar squad. Many thanks to all those who contributed or supported the donation, the feedback from St. Martins was very positive and the kids really enjoyed the day.
St. Martin's Special School has pupils with a very wide range of abilities and conditions, ranging from pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) to pupils who are able to access an Outreach Curriculum into Mainstream. The school is able to cater for children with Down's Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Lowe Syndrome, Rett's Syndrome, Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome, Kabuki Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, ADD and ADHD.
The staff are supported by weekly visits from a Therapeutic Team consisting of a Speech Therapist, a Physiotherapist and an Occupational Therapist, all of whom work very closely with the teachers and collaboratively they will devise an Individual Educational Programme which will include any specific Therapy input. Musical therapy is provided by a Music teacher who comes 3 days a week.
TACC is delighted to be able to give these very deserving children an opportunity to enhance their play time, while enabling an improvement to their therapeutic programmes and achieving a great degree of personal development.