Shelley Botwright Champions Geewizz to receive £500 Donation

Shelley Botwright from John Good Shipping, Felixstowe recently applied to the Matthew Good Foundation to champion a charity, close to her heart called Geewizz.

GeeWizz is a very special, small charity based in Bury St Edmunds who are focused on supporting children and young adults in Suffolk, who sadly suffer from life-threatening conditions, a disability or cancer. They fund specialist equipment for these families and also for SEN schools in the community.

GeeWizz recently launched a campaign in hope of raising funds to support the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy in Ipswich, who care for and educate just under 100 pupils aged 3-16 with complex physical disabilities and medical needs.

The school’s playground requires support with resurfacing, canopy/sheltered areas and sensory equipment for all learning and development skills, to enable the children to play and embed their learning in an outdoor environment. Unfortunately, the changing cohort of pupils over the last 10 years or so, means that the current playground is not fully accessible for all.

Wanting to do something to help, Shelley applied to the Matthew Good Foundation for a £500 championing grant and was delighted to present the cheque to Geewizz personally. The donation will make a difference to the lives of these children, allowing them to have access to an outdoor environment that will boost their sensory and educational development.

Shelley Botwright and Lisa Sharman from our Felixstowe office along with Andrew and Michael Fulcher were delighted to personally present the cheque to Crystal Barber, Community Fundraising Co-ordinator for Geewizz.