Fundraising and Legacy

The College benefits from an active Parents’ Association involved in on-going fundraising.

In 2015 our Student Forum decided that they would like to have an on-site College Gym. Since then the Parent’s Association have done much work in support of fundraising for a new Well-Being Centre that we are delighted to say is now under construction and  will be completed by the end of 2017.

 

 

All donations to the Charity are much appreciated and contribute to the enriching student experience at Coleg Elidyr. If you would like to make a donation you can do so via our Just giving page by following the link below.

 

 

  • To raise money for our Wellbeing centre, Sergeant John Whittaker and his team at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC undertook) a one week 300 mile cycle for Coleg Elidyr.

    Either as individuals or as part of a team, DMRC staff completed the gym based run, row, swim, cycle, cross trainer and hand bike events to tally up miles

  • 7th May 2016, marked the CARTEN 2016 challenge. Learner Ed Graham took part, and managed the 100 miles with ease – congratulations Ed!

    Taking part in the CARTEN100, Ed and team Coleg raised money for our new wellbeing centre – which will make keeping fit in Coleg Elidyr even easier. Congratulations and thank you to Ed, mum Isabel Graham, and everybody else in team Coleg for their incredible efforts

Legacy

 

Leaving a gift to Coleg Elidyr in your Will

Students at Coleg Elidyr constantly discover new abilities and confidence from within that last a lifetime. Donations and legacies enable us to provide new facilities and opportunities for students that really help them to gain new skills, and to simply enjoy their time in beautiful Rhandirmwyn. Gifts can also help us to plan for the future of Coleg Elidyr so that this special place will be there for the young people who need it for years to come.

After providing for their loved ones, many people choose to leave a legacy to the charities that are closest to them. A legacy gift is the only opportunity many of us will have to make a significant gift with a lasting impact.

Making such a special gift requires thought and consideration. If you would like to find out more about how you can help students at Coleg Elidyr through your Will, please contact the College CEO & College Principal Dai Sibbons for a discreet, strictly confidential conversation on 01550 760450. We can help you to understand your options and the ways you can help. We always advise that you seek professional advice when making or amending your Will.

Ways of giving in your Will

Your solicitor can advise you on a number of ways of leaving a legacy. The two most common are:
A monetary gift – a fixed amount.
A share of your estate after other legacies and charges have been met. This is known as a residuary gift. It is usually expressed as a percentage or fraction (e.g. 5%, one quarter). This way of giving ensures that the legacy will not decrease in value over time.

Legacy gifts to charity are free of inheritance tax.

Providing for a family member with learning difficulties

If you have a child or family member with learning difficulties or disabilities who is not able to manage their own finances, it is especially important to seek expert legal advice when making a will. Receiving an inheritance can have unexpected consequences – for example, the loss of means-tested benefits or services. Setting up a trust is sometimes a good way to ensure a stable future for your loved one with a disability. You may wish to seek advice from a solicitor who specialises in Trusts and Probate and has experience in this area.


If you would like to leave a gift to Coleg Elidyr in your will, please give your solicitor Coleg Elidyr’s full name and charity number: Coleg Elidyr CampHill Communities, Registered Charity No. 502742.


Your will is a personal matter. However, if you have included Coleg Elidyr and would like to let us know, we would like to thank you in confidence, and keep you up to date with developments at the college. On behalf of all of the students we thank you for your support.

  • People benefit from staff who are motivated and have learners at the heart of all they do; this was evident during our discussions with staff and our observations during the inspection

    CSSIW Report, Feb 2016

  • The college has an extremely well-planned and well-managed curriculum, which it reviews regularly and adapts, where appropriate, to enhance the learning experiences for learners and meet their individual needs. This is a significant strength of the college.

    ESTYN Full Report, August 2014

  • The staff take great care to treat the students as adults and allow them to make decisions (and take consequences) within their limitations. This has made a huge different to Martyn’s self-confidence and ability to decide for himself – he is much less passively accepting of things than he used to be.

    Parent Questionnaire, Summer 2015

  • ‘Staff consistently demonstrated an unconditional positive regard for students and this high regard was seen to be reciprocated. Students appeared confident, their achievements were celebrated and positive feedback was a constant’. 

    National Autistic Society 2016

  • ‘When our son started at Coleg Elidyr we felt we had reached our limits – we needed help to move him forward – well – we got it! he has achieved so much this year, far more than we could ever have imagined’. 

    Parent comment 2015

  • ‘People benefit from staff who are motivated and have learners at the heart of all they do; this was evident during our discussions with staff and our observations during the inspection’.

    CSSIW Report, Feb 2016

  • ‘The college has an extremely well-planned and well-managed curriculum, which it reviews regularly and adapts, where appropriate, to enhance the learning experiences for learners and meet their individual needs. This is a significant strength of the college’.

    ESTYN Full Report, August 2014

  • The staff take great care to treat the students as adults and allow them to make decisions (and take consequences) within their limitations. This has made a huge different to Martyn’s self-confidence and ability to decide for himself – he is much less passively accepting of things than he used to be’.

    Parent comment 2015

  • ‘Staff consistently demonstrated an unconditional positive regard for students and this high regard was seen to be reciprocated. Students appeared confident, their achievements were celebrated and positive feedback was a constant’. 

    National Autistic Society 2016

  • ‘When our son started at Coleg Elidyr we felt we had reached our limits – we needed help to move him forward – well – we got it! he has achieved so much this year, far more than we could ever have imagined’. 

    Parent comment 2015

  • ‘The college has an extremely well-planned and well-managed curriculum, which it reviews regularly and adapts, where appropriate, to enhance the learning experiences for learners and meet their individual needs, This is a significant strength of the college’.

    Estyn – last full inspection report 2014

  • Work standards are closely monitored as our organisation produces a range of luxury products. The quality of the work undertaken is to a very high standard…without doubt the contribution by students is of paramount importance to our organisation’.

    Myddfai Trading company 2016

  • Overall we found that Coleg Elidyr offered a truly unique service for people with a range of learning disabilities. People were offered numerous opportunities and we found that there was a clear ennoblement focus on developing skills and maximising potential’.

    CSSIW Report 2014

  • ‘He has progressed in every area more than we ever thought he could. He has the freedom within the college to out on his own to visit other houses. That’s  something he’s never been able to do before, so his confidence has grown’. 

    Parent comment 2015

Living

At Coleg Elidyr, we understand that being away from family and friends can be a daunting experience for anyone and we work hard to ensure we provide a homely and secure environment where all students feel safe and at home.

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Learning

Opportunities and support for learning and personal development at Coleg Elidyr span daily education sessions and residential living environments.

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Well-being

Coleg Elidyr has a strong commitment to the Well-being all students and staff. Central to student well-being is our commitment to a 24 hour curriculum and a Total communication environment.

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