Blog Category: Wolves Foundation


We believe in giving back to our community

paralympics fun day

Highlight of the year – nine schools taking part in the Warrington to Rio Paralympics style event at Warrington’s Victoria Park

Gladstone Brookes is a firm which strongly believes in giving back to the community in which we all work and helping those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

As well as contributing thousands of pounds to local charities by donating their monthly dress down money, the firm also sponsors the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and Adrian Derbyshire’s Inspire-Believe-Succeed campaign with more than £56,000 between them.Read More


A day out at Chester Zoo

Group photograph

Posing for the group photograph

Children In Need, the Warrington Wolves Foundation and Gladstone Brookes all came together to create a special end of term treat for a group of Warrington children on a day out at Chester Zoo.

The children, who all have additional needs, are members of two special groups that the Foundation run throughout the year and which Gladstone Brookes staff help out.Read More


Top award for St Greg’s pupils

Top award for St Greg's pupils

Thumbs up from Wolfie as the Young Leaders show off their certificates

Pupils from  St Gregory’s RC High School have become the first ever group to complete a Sports Leadership course run by Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation with help from staff at Gladstone Brookes.

As a special treat the Young Leaders were taken on a behind the scenes tour of the Wolves Halliwell Jones Stadium before receiving their certificates from Stu Farley of Gladstone Brookes.Read More


On the road to Rio

Flag painting

Jenni and Emma {in background} get stuck into the flag painting

Callands County Primary have become the latest school to join Gladstone Brookes and the Warrington Wolves Foundation on the road to their Rio Olympics Fiesta in Victoria Park later this month.

Jenni Davies and Emma O’Neill from Gladstone Brookes joined Kat Shakeshaft and Liam Donnelly of the Foundation in delivering a series of themed activities based on the sport and culture of their designated country – the United States.Read More


Gladstone Brookes and Wolves Foundation – from strength to strength

Wolf's den

In the Wolf’s Den with Wolfie

The four year collaboration between Gladstone Brookes and the Wolves Charitable Foundation continues to go from strength to strength.

The scheme began when the firm sponsored the creation of the Wolf’s Den computer facility at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in November 2011.  The new facility was designed to offer a variety of educational opportunities to the people of Warrington and is the flagship of The Children’s University.Read More


Total Sport holiday sport camp

holiday sport camp

Hungry Hippos in action

With the children of St Gregory’s High School on Easter holiday, Warrington Wolves Foundation staff and Gladstone Brookes volunteers  had the chance to take on a new project – a Total Sport holiday sport camp which ran throughout the Easter break.

Total Sport Co-ordinator, Craig Thomason, is responsible for running the project, which receives funding from Children In Need.  He spends most of his time working within the local special schools and SEN units in mainstream schools, but when the children are off on holiday he runs the special activities holiday schemes at Orford Jubilee Hub.Read More


Red Nose Day dance class

Red Nose Day dance class

Leah leading the class in the street dance

PE class changed into dance class for the pupils of St Gregory’s when Wolves Foundation Inclusion and Arts Manager Leah Biddle took over the weekly session for a Red Nose Day yoga and street dance class.

Leah and staff from Gladstone Brookes started of the hour long session with yoga floor exercises before switching to teaching the children a short street dance routine.Read More


A great trip out!

A great trip out!

Host Craig Thomason points out some of the features of the stadium

Many of them have seen it on TV in televised rugby games, but children from St Gregory’s RC High School got to experience the real thing when they were treated to a guided tour of the Halliwell Jones Stadium, including lots of behind-the-scenes special access.

The visit was part of the on-going collaboration between Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and staff from Gladstone Brookes to bring different experiences to pupils of St Gregory’s who have special educational needs.Read More


GB donate Wolves family season ticket

GB donate Wolves family season ticket

Megan delivering inclusive sports activities as part of the Foundation’s Older People project

Gladstone Brookes and Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation have extended their partnership with a new scheme to enable deserving children and their families to support their home town rugby team.

The company has bought a family season ticket for the Wolves games at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and then donated it to the Foundation.  They will now select families to benefit from the ticket for at least 14 homes games this season.Read More


Building on success

The new collaboration between Gladstone Brookes, the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and St Gregory’s High School is going from strength to strength with members of Gladstone Brookes’ staff queuing up to get involved.

The partnership with St Gregory’s has been a departure from the normal type of event run jointly by GB and the Foundation.

Focus

In previous years GB staff have helped to deliver sessions in a range of schools based around the Rugby League World Cup and Disability Awareness. This year the focus is solely on special sporting sessions to children with special educational needs.


The sessions are part of the Foundation’s Total:Sport project and co-ordinator Craig Thomason said: “This week myself and the GB staff asked the children to work through a number of progressive activities focusing on teamwork. With each member of the GB staff leading groups, the children were encouraged to problem solve between them which resulted in some fantastic outcomes. The session highlighted to the participants the importance of communication when working as a team”

Developing

Amanda Hunt, the co-ordinator at St Gregory’s is also pleased with the way the project is developing.  She said: “The pupils had a great time again with the team.  There were children participating this week who had watched the first session so confidence is developing quickly amongst the group.

The staff were impressed with the support from your team and the energy levels in the room.  The pupils were appropriately challenged and all able to join in at their own pace and level.  The pupils are making great progress in terms of personal and social development along with developing their health and fitness.”

The first week of the new scheme was a ‘getting to know you’ session, but this week the GB staff – Laura Teeling, Lee Gerke and Elliott Jones – joined Craig in running a series of team building games.

Enjoyed

Laura really enjoyed the event.  She said: “Helping at St Greg’s was a great experience. The scheme is a fantastic way of helping children with special educational needs to get involved in physical activity and working together. It was lovely to see the children taking part so enthusiastically and, most importantly, enjoying themselves!

Lee Gerke found it just as rewarding.  He commented: “The kids really enjoyed what we were doing with them.  They all had big smiles on their faces and got really involved.  It was a great event to be involved in.”

Said Elliott: “It was a lot of fun and interesting to see how the kids enjoyed it so much.  I’ve not done anything like this before and it was good to get involved. I got a lot out of it.”



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