We are back! Again Co-ordin8 students and staff are hoping to put together a half a mile of pennies at The Coverdale Hall, Paignton Parish Church.
Following the appeal (see the poster!) collected coppers will be gathered up, tables will be set out and lines of pennies painstakingly placed in line. All hands will be on deck to help see if we can break our previous pre-lockdown record of over 5,000 individual coins!
Shane Robinson, tutor with Co-ordin8 said:
‘When Co-ordin8 last did this challenge a grand total of an eighth of a mile was achieved, which was not quite as far as the target but non the less the effort was amazing and was of benefit not only as a fund raiser but also a fun exercise in counting, measuring, maintaining and improving dexterity and fine motor skills with our students.
At our last Half Mile of Pennies, when tallied up kind donations amounted to over £200! So a big thank you for all of the kind support from local students, parents, carers, friends and the public in donating their spare coppers to help make this such a fantastic annual event.
All of our students will directly benefit from all the monies raised which will be used to purchase new materials and equipment to enrich their sessions and provide them with a wider range of experiences.’
Pictured: Staff and Students at Co-ordin8 put together a half mile of pennies at Paignton Parish Church during previous years attempts.
Co-ordin8 is a charity providing a range of meaningful activities for people with learning disabilities. Places on various sessions are now available! For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: 07548943294
Please drop off any spare coppers that you may like to donate at Paignton Parish Church Hall as above Monday to Saturday, 10.00am til 3.0pm.
Sue martin says
I ll start saving my penny’s
And hopefully see u all next Thursday with the lavender.