The Charlie Cookson Foundation

We Love Sharing What We Do and Why We Do It

Visit With South Tyneside College Interface Students

We were delighted to be invited to South Tyneside College’s Interface Department to chat with the students about who we are, what we do and why we do it – and we jumped at the chance to be able to share the story of our foundation with college staff and learners.

The Interface Department provides a variety of courses tailored to meet the needs of students with a range of learning difficulties, from mild to severe, as well as those with autistic traits.

The visit initially came about as part of the leaners’ studies – Interface B4 needed to look into community action and identify a community group, its work and the benefits it brings.

It was an absolute pleasure to share Charlie’s story and the work of the Charlie Cookson Foundation with the students, the interest they showed and the questions they asked about CCF were fantastic.  In fact, the students were so interested in what we do that they have decided to organise their own activities to raise funds for CCF! We can’t thank them enough for their support and look forward to updates on what they have planned.

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