Winter 2018

A new minibus for Barrow special school

Every year, the Sir John Fisher Foundation makes donations to worthy causes in the Barrow-in-Furness area, and one of the latest organisations to benefit is Sandside Lodge special school in Ulverston which recently received a new minibus.

The charitable trust was established in 1980 by Sir John and Lady Maria Fisher and Sir John gave a substantial proportion of his shares in James Fisher and Sons plc to the Foundation, so it could continue to support charitable causes across the areas of maritime, medical and disability, education, music, arts and local community projects in Barrow, Furness and South Lakeland.

In the last year it has distributed £2.15m for a variety of good causes, 75% of which has been in the area local to Barrow in Furness. This includes Furness Carers, Barrow Foodbank, St Mary’s Hospice in South Cumbria, Blackwell Sailing, and Mind in Furness as well as Furness schools and Duddon Inshore Rescue.

This year the Rumic Foundation Trust – a separate charity that supports children in the Furness area set up by Roger Chapman of James Fisher Rumic - received £17,500 enabling it to purchase a minibus for Sandside Lodge school which caters for pupils aged 2-19 with learning difficulties, autism, physical disabilities and sensory impairments.

 

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