£5000 funding for Humberston Park Special School

Our Grimsby dealership has successfully secured £5,000 funding for Humberston Park Special School, a school for pupils with severe, profound or multiple learning difficulties and disabilities.

Since the John Roe business was first established, it has been committed to supporting local communities and projects. So when Toyota announced it would be awarding £5,000 each to 20 charities or non-profit organisations in November last year, the team at John Roe Grimsby knew exactly who to nominate.

Humberston Park Special School is close to the hearts of many members of the John Roe family, particularly Lorinda Roe whose annual Bikeathon, first held nine years ago in memory of her husband, Paul, has raised more than £48,000 of funding for local organisations including Humberston Park Special School.

And in 2018, the school was the first to benefit from John Roe’s Community Fund – an initiative to reward unsung heroes who benefit the local region. Those three years ago, we pledged £2,000 to the Humberston Hydrotherapy Pool, contributing towards the cost of maintaining the facility and today we hope that this new donation can continue to help.

We were thrilled to be granted funding from Toyota and keen to contribute in some small way when times are tough. Even in the midst of a pandemic, the school works tirelessly to encourage a better way of life for its pupils, with no restrictions to what they can achieve. This can sometimes be difficult without funding so we are really glad to support.” – Tom Roe, Managing Director at John Roe Toyota.

With an additional £5,000, the team at John Roe Toyota want to give something back, helping Humberston Park Special School to continue providing valuable support to its pupils, aged between 2 and 19, through a variety of important facilities and services including a Hydrotherapy Pool, Physiotherapy Hub and Health & Fitness Centre.

Humberston Park Special School has welcomed the donation, which will help to ensure the school has everything it needs to continually ensure a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment, where pupils can develop their learning and have every opportunity to flourish.

“The extra funding received through the charity initiative was very welcome. Much of the equipment required to meet the needs of our children is specialised and invariably very expensive. Larger equipment like adjustable hydraulic changing trolleys can cost several thousands and customised hoisting slings, which are well over £100 per child, need replacing regularly.

Apart from the practical help, this funding undoubtedly provides a great morale boost during such a difficult time for everyone. John Roe Toyota have supported the school over so many years now that we consider them part of the Humberston Park family! Thankyou from everyone at the school, on behalf of our Staff, Parents and Governors… but most of all, our children.” – Andy Zielinski, Headteacher at Humberston Park Special School.