Rowdeford Charity Trust (RCT) was founded in 2001 (Registered Charity No 1088605)) and works with Silverwood School Rowde Campus and the community to advance the education of children and young people with disabilities or special needs, especially by developing, renovating and conserving the building and grounds of the School.
Since the formation of the Trust over a million pounds has been raised and spent within the School benefiting both the pupils and the local community. Some recent Trust financed projects
- Rare breed pig rearing
- Victorian Walled gardens- Restored and created as a working example of a Victorian walled garden
- Apple Store – Restored Victorian Apple Store
- Sports Hall – a shared use facility with the local community.
- Disabled access and Trim Trail
- Wildflower Meadow
- Sensory Gardens
- Woodland Nature Reserve –Pathways were created suitable for wheelchair users.
- Arts Centre – An arts and music therapy centre created from what was a derelict Coach House.
The Trust's last significant project was to fundraise for and build an Outdoor Learning Centre that can be used by the school, the community and others sharing traditional outdoor skills and learning. See 'Projects' and 'Blog' for more details about our success.
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