Red Balloon Worthing wish list

Picture to illustrate fixtures, fittings and furniture wish list for Red Balloon Worthing

Thank you message from founder, Carrie Herbert:

“Thank you for your interest in helping to create the perfect learning and therapeutic environment for Red Balloon students in Worthing. Can you help with any of the following, please? Together, as a community, we can help vulnerable children get their lives and learning back on track, so they can go on to thrive and find their place in the world. Thank you so much.”

If you can help with any, please contact Nick Munday on 07710 013893 or nick.munday@worthing.rbet.ac.

If you’d rather make a donation, please click here (selecting Red Balloon Worthing from the drop-down menu). Or to talk to someone about philanthropic support, contact Samantha Sherratt via fmc@group.rblc.org.uk or 07383 092734.

UPDATE (15 Nov 21): Our new Centre in Worthing is almost ready for students, thanks to the kind-hearted community who have donated everyting from a new kitchen to art supplies. The main things we need now are:

  • some new flooring – Can you help? If so, please see our requirements here. Thank you so much!
  • some volunteer decorators – If you have a little time to spare please complete this very short form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you so much!

Left on our wish list, we have:

Decorating resources

  • Interior and exterior paint
  • Paintbrushes, rollers and trays (new)
  • White spirit and other cleaners

Furniture

  • Two large sofas (in good condition and fire retardant) – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Book cases – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Bean bags – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Two dining tables (to seat 30 people) – now received, thanks to a kind donor

Fittings

  • Carpet
  • Window blinds
  • Curtains
  • Hard flooring
  • New kitchen – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Range cooker – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Larder fridge – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • 900mm kitchen extractor hood – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Tiling for kitchen – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Tiling for art room, science room and toilets – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Sanitary ware – now received, thanks to a kind donor

Education resources

  • Art equipment eg: easels, paints, drying racks – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Interactive whiteboard – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Noticeboards / pinboards – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Whiteboards – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Tables and chairs for teaching rooms – now received, thanks to a kind donor

Garden

  • Lawnmower – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Strimmer – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Garden tools – now received, thanks to a kind donor
  • Picnic benches – now received, thanks to a kind donor

As you can see from the gallery below, with the community’s help, Red Balloon in Worthing could be an amazing space for learning and therapy.