Schools & Colleges

There are over 100 schools and colleges across the Borough of Stockport alone. If every school raised just £500 for Independent Options, that would mean a massive £50,000 towards supporting people with learning disabilities!

Why not come to school in fancy dress, or non-uniform, and ask every pupil to bring in £1? You could even hold a talent contest and sell tickets to family and friends.

The number of ways you can fundraise for Independent Options at your school or college are limited only by your imagination, and our fundraising team will be here to support you every step of the way.

If you are thinking of fundraising for Independent Options at your school or college, our Fundraising Manager, Lucy, is more than happy to come and talk at your assembly about the work we do to get you started!

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David's Story

This is David. Through Independent Options’ Supported Activities and Independent Living Skills (SAILS) Service he is supported to spend time at the service’s allotment space which has enabled David and his fellow service users to experience the enjoyment and satisfaction of planting, growing and harvesting their own plants and vegetables. It also provides valuable experience of planning, communicating and working within a team.

David has worked hard over the summer with his fellow service users tending to the allotment space, and has grown this wonderful crop of sunflowers for the allotment sunflower competition, as well as onions and potatoes.

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