GeeWizz Charity & Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Playground
By admin | 5 April 2022
The GeeWizz Charitable Foundation is a very special, small charity where transparency in all giving is paramount.
It supports children and young adults, across Suffolk and Norfolk, who are learning disabled or neurodivergent, have a life-limiting illness or cancer, as well as supporting Sarcoma Cancer research and many capital projects.
GeeWizz also helps fund the provision of equipment, including wheelchairs and other healthcare equipment, for children with physical disabilities in Suffolk and Norfolk, whilst supporting developments in care for children affected by cancer and their families in outpatient, inpatient and home settings.
GeeWizz is currently proudly working with the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy, in Ipswich with their redevelopment and rebuild of three playgrounds. The funding from this project is in excess of £500,000. Many local companies have willingly become involved in giving their support.
Guy’s affiliation with GeeWizz & the long-standing relationship
Guy and Julie Nicholls, are long-standing Geewizz Charity Ambassadors and supporters and have been personal friends of Geewizz Charitable Trust founder Gina Long MBE for over 40 years. They are true charity champions and applaud the transparent giving aspect of the charity, along with the ethos it works by each day. Philanthropic Guy and Julie generously donated £100,000 to the GeeWizz Charity Legacy fundraiser, to help build a new specialist SEND’s playground at the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy. As parents and grandparents, themselves, they understand the importance the support GeeWizz gives to the many families and their children.
Legacy project for learning disabled and neurodivergent children in Suffolk
Work on Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy’s state-of-the-art school playground is beginning to take shape.
It will help the Ipswich school, supported by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), create a unique playground which is engaging, inspirational and accessible to all its pupils.
Gina Long MBE, Founder of GeeWizz Charitable Trust, said: “This is the biggest project we have been involved with since starting our lovely small, very special charity.
“The thought that the playgrounds will help enhance many students for years to come makes everything we do a GeeWizz so incredibly special and the legacy it will leave is priceless.
“We are indebted to so many people and companies for supporting us in the last very tough 18 months.”The project is a major team effort involving primary contractor Pro-Scape, Guy Nicholls and TRU7 Group who have generously provided all plant and aggregate, along with specialist machinery throughout the summer.