Three of our Yr 8 pupils, Mikyla, Natasha and Tamzin visited Neuro DropIn to interview founder Sharon Jackson because this is the charity the students voted for to recieve the proceeds from our sponsored walk this year. Below they report back on the questions they asked Sharon.
“We went to Neuro DropIn and found some interesting facts out that we thought you would like to know. Like what do Neuro DropIn actually do? If you would like to know why Neuro DropIn is here, keep reading.
Neuro DropIn is here so that people feel they are at home and feel relaxed. They help by giving the best help and care they can possibly provide. They help people with MS, and people that have brain injuries and other Neurological conditions. Someone called Sharon Jackson set up this place to help people with these conditions.
At Neuro DropIn, people get the best support available and in a lovely, welcoming environment, you soon make friends and become part of the community there.
Neuro DropIn has been running for 5 years. They currently have 200 members but would like to help even more. Normally people would visit either for a few hours each week, or even head up there and stay the entire day.
If you would like to know specifically what our walk fundraising could help towards, Sharon stated that it could potentially pay for physio workshops or help update some much needed areas of the centre such as replacing carpets and making a wet room available.
Sharon was very kind and encouraging of our plans, and has offered to supply us with some banners which we can carry when walking. Also they will provide us with Sponsor sheets, and information on how to Gift Aid.
Although Sharon will be unable to walk with us, she has kindly promised to meet us at a halfway point to keep encouraging us and see how we are getting on. Neuro DropIn would like to say thank you for everyone helping out in small ways. When everyone does this, it makes such a big difference.
Sharon and her team have offered to share more by coming and visiting us at school and leading some assemblies. We look forward to welcoming them and showing them around our school.
If you would like to volunteer, they are always looking for extra support, so Sharon encouraged us to get in touch with them.