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A touch of sun and cash for WindReach from joint project

Bright idea: the Sunflower Activity Package will help WindReach run its education programmes

A former teacher who runs an educational toys business has teamed up with a charity for the disabled to promote nature-based learning.

BrightIsle, an online store, is now selling the Sunflower Project Package, with proceeds being donated to support the ongoing therapeutic and education programmes offered at Warwick’s WindReach.

Alyssa Frick, a life skills occupational therapist at WindReach, said: “These kits are perfect for the entire family and the workbook is meant to provide a wide range of options to interact with this activity and provide educational opportunities that suit everyone’s skills and abilities.

“We are so happy with the support we have received thus far with many of the kits already purchased.”

Ms Frick added: “During stay at home orders we, as programme coordinators, worked diligently to find ways to bring our experiential learning activities to our participants.

“After working very hard on various resources, videos and activities we discovered that these would be great for the community at large.

“We contacted Sousa’s Garden Centre and BrightIsle for their assistance and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”

Ms Frick said: “It is truly a win-win purchase. Purchasers and their children get to experience a little bit of WindReach magic knowing that their purchase has a direct and positive impact on others who engage in our programmes at WindReach.

“Our Sunflower Project Package is chock full engaging lessons, experiential activities, virtual resources, actual gardening materials and more.

“We are so appreciative to our donors at Sousa’s Garden Centre and BrightIsle for helping us to make this happen.

“It is through their generosity that 100 per cent of net proceeds will go directly to our WindReach programmes.”

Melanie Scanlon, the owner of BrightIsle added: “We are thrilled to be able to partner with and help support WindReach by offering this resource to our customers.

“The partnership with WindReach is a perfect one for us as we encourage parents and children to engage in fun learning experiences together – to create memories, to build the parent-child relationship, and for children to see that learning happens beyond the classroom.

“The project package, combined with the cross-curricular activities and extension ideas provided in the workbook, is a fantastic resource for parents."

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Published May 19, 2021 at 7:50 am (Updated May 19, 2021 at 7:16 am)

A touch of sun and cash for WindReach from joint project

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