At MS3 we place high importance on our corporate social responsibility, that's why in 2013 we'll be working closely with Freddie's Friends to raise funds for them through a series of events.
Freddie’s Friends was started by the Appleyard family in memory of Rachel and Mark’s beautiful son Freddie Appleyard, who sadly passed away in December 2008, aged 2 years, 4 months. Freddie was born with a rare brain disorder which meant that he had lots of problems, including Epilepsy and Hemiplegia as well as being registered partially sighted.
The charity supports other families with disabled children who may need new equipment or financial contributions towards therapy. They also assist by paying for short breaks or by purchasing special toys that the children may like.
Hull Children's University
We are also a Club 100 member of Hull Children's University. MS3 sponsored the very first Charlie's Surprise Surprise which sent 12 year old schoolboy Tarek Mansour on a surpise day out with his family to The Deep, Nando's and to Reel Cinema in St Stephens. Tarek was nominated by his classmates after inspiring them despite suffering ongoing health problems.
Hull Children’s University provide children with learning experiences in life that supports the main national curriculum delivered in schools. The Children's experiences are both in and out of the classroom, with the aim to raise aspirations and ambitions, and in turn hope their expectations will lead them to a better and more fulfilled life.
The children go to places of work to see the vast array of jobs and careers out there, they experience life at Farms and local Fitness Centres to learn about the food chain and encourage healthy living. They can spend the day as an astronaut to learn about Space and the Universe they live in. One of their latest ventures is a partnership with the prison service to discourage children from going down the rocky road to crime and violence. They also take children to London to learn about our capital and politics, in some cases this is the first time some of the children have left Hull.
Many of the children involved are themselves living in adverse situations, some from families where there’s been generations of unemployment and sadly, some parents encouraging their kids to live life on benefits. Others are being brought up in care while some don’t deserve to be brought up in the despairing situations in which they find themselves. Hull CU support the good work going on in our schools because these young people are our future and deserve the best possible start in life. Hull Children’s University’s programme aims to maximise the learning potential of every child in our care and help provide an equality of opportunity for everyone.
All of these Children do have something in common, they are all local children going to our local schools, these children are the future of this city, and these children deserve a chance.