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Messages from Gareth Jones, CEO Malvern Special Families – latest 9 July

9-July-2020 GOOD NEWS:

As most of you know by now we have received the good news we can open Malvern Special Families Summer Clubs at Poolbrook and Fort Royal on 28th July. I am sorry we are not able to open our club at Regency High School but we were faced with many circumstances beyond our control. Regency have assured me all is on track to run MSF clubs there from September. The play leaders are putting together a fantastic range of activities at Poolbrook and Fort Royal with many risk assessments completed to ensure everything is as safe as can possibly be for when we open and our wonderful staff are raring to go. As ever thank you for your good wishes and understanding and I look forward to seeing you in the summer.

Kind regards, Gareth
Gareth Jones, MSF Chief Executive Officer

27th May 2020:

I hope you and your families are all safe and well. I know it has been a difficult time during these months of uncertainty and I continue to be impressed by the fortitude and resilience you are all showing. During the last 9 weeks many of you have let me know how vital you consider Malvern Special Families to be to the children and young people who attend our clubs and how much you miss MSF being open. I know you are all wondering if we will be open during the summer months and we are working very hard to work out how to offer a service at a particularly busy time for you all. Our wonderful staff team continue to ask after the children and cannot wait to re-open and continue with the engaging fun activities for which our clubs are known. I know now is the time you all normally receive booking forms with all the exciting sessions on offer and we look forward to the day when we can offer our full programmes once again. As you would expect the health and safety of the children, families and staff is my priority and as soon as I have concrete news about when and how we will reopen I will let you know. Our email addresses are below if you wish to contact us in the meantime.

Thank You

Gareth Jones C.E.O. Malvern Special Families.

8th April 2020:

To all Parents and Carers,

We appreciate how challenging these times are for you all. Some of you have paid in advance for clubs already and you will be able to be reimbursed or carry forward that money to play for the clubs when they re-open. Nobody will be charged for clubs that were cancelled. We will contact you so you can let us know what you would like to do. Even though our clubs are temporarily closed the unique community that is Malvern Special Families continues to thrive and it is humbling to see the messages of support you are sending to each other and to our team. Please contact me on if you are worried about anything. We are here to help.

Kind regards, Gareth

Gareth Jones, Chief Executive Officer

23rd March 2020

I know this is an extremely worrying time for everyone connected with Malvern Special Families: children, parents, carers, families and our staff team . We know the closure of all Malvern Special Families clubs has impacted greatly on all of you. I would like to thank each and everyone of you for the understanding and stoicism you have shown during this challenging time. Thank you to for all the messages of support you have sent to us it is hugely appreciated. We know you will have many questions and will continue to offer support and advice on the email addresses below.

Thank you

Gareth Jones C.E.O. Malvern Special Families

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Many big THANK YOUs…….

Malvern Hills College Spa Day donation of £325 Malvern Active Members of St James’ Gym donation of £90+ Over £4000 raised for MSF at Christmas Fayre at The Downs School 6th Worcester (Kempsey) Cubs have raised £400 for MSF The Blue Bell Inn in Malvern who raised £762.63 for MSF over 2019 from their QuizContinue Reading

Over £4000 raised for MSF at Christmas Fayre at The Downs School

Over £4000 was raised for Malvern Special Families at the Christmas Fayre run by The Downs School in Colwall on Thursday 21st November. It was a priviledge to speak at the School Assembly on 17th January. Huge thanks to all involved at the School for this magnificent result!  

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Kings School Worcester Boat Club row a million metres raising >£4000 for MSF

Each season, The King’s School Worcester Boat Club undertakes a phenomenal physical and mental challenge to power our indoor rowing machines continuously for one million metres to raise money for charity. This year we are supporting Malvern Special Families (and Cardiac Risk in the Young) and have already raised the tremendous amount of £3310 (>£4000Continue Reading

6th Worcester (Kempsey) Cubs have raised £400 for MSF

6th Worcester (Kempsey) Cubs have raised £400  for Malvern Special Familes from a concert on Tuesday 17th December. The event included an auction and a craft fayre. 6th-worcester-kempsey

Christmas by Candlelight Concert on 14 Dec raises over £750

Linda Tolchard – Soprano, Tim Sidford – Piano & Violin Catherine Handley – Flute played Christmas music across the genres at Christ Church, Avenue Road, Malvern on 14th December In Aid of Malvern Special Families and raised the wonderful amount of over £750. Many thanks to everybody involved including the Church who provided all the facilities without charge.

Malvern A-Plan Insurance raises £160 for MSF

Malvern A-Plan Insurance organised a raffle for an electric toy car with proceeds of £160 coming to Malvern Special Families. Many thanks to A-Plan Insurance and everbody who purchased a ticket in the raffle.  

Malvern Singers Christmas Concert raises £740 for MSF

The Malvern Singers Christmas Concert entitled ‘Tis the Season – Christmas Songs and Carols for All held at The Chase School, Geraldine Road on Thursday, 5th December raised £740 for Malvern Special Families. Thank you to everyone involved for raising such a magnificent amount.

Northwick Manor Primary School raises over £600 for MSF

Over £600 was raised by Northwick Manor Primary School at their Christmas Event in November 2019 for Malvern Special Families. We’re very grateful for this wonderful contribution to our fund raising activities – it will make a huge difference to the MSF children.