Broadcast on Thursday 17th September. Our studio guest was Roland Gooding OBE, Principal at Valence School in Westerham (Kent, TN16 1QN). Valence is a truly unique school which caters for the needs of children and young people through the ages of 4 until 19 years who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs. While the school receives funding from Kent County Council to cover the basic running costs, the school are still very reliant on donors and the fundraising activities of the Friends of Valence (registered charity No.275686) in order to be able to provide more for the students who attend the school.
With the school running at capacity (100 students with just over 50 of those boarding students) and with 200 staff to support and teach the students, it’s a big operation. The school also provide Outreach services into mainstream schools throughout Kent. Listen to the show to hear in detail about this special school and maybe you’d like to get involved and support this superb facility that does so much throughout the area!
If you’d like to get in touch with Valence School, there are many ways to do so:
You can also get in touch with the Friends of Valence to find out more about the fundraising events:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Facebook: /friendsofvalence
If you would like a shout out on a future show or for us to give your event/community group/charity a plug then please get in touch: