This is a fabulous project! We want to buy a house in Snodland that our sixth formers can “use” to learn really essential life skills.

Indoor maintenance – everyday things like cleaning, with particular attention paid to bathrooms and kitchens. Change a light bulb.

External maintenance – keeping the lawn and edges neat. Putting bins out for collection. Clean the windows.

Repairs – learning how to perform simple plumbing repairs – a new washer on a tap, unblock a u-bend. Learning basic repairs on an old window where the putty has become old and loose. Stopping the squeak on an annoying set of hinges.

Gardening – grow some flowers and tend some vegetables. Mow the lawn, edge the borders. Do the weeding.

Decorating – learn to paint and wallpaper, tile and cove, stencil and sponge.

House “admin” – keep an eye out for bills, know what to do when they arrive.

Entertain – make coffee & cakes and tea & biscuits and invite friends in to share some good times together.

We need to raise £250,000.00 for the project. We aim to raise £50,000.00 through this community fundraising campaign – “Buy-a-brick!” – with the balance raised through applications to trusts, foundations and corporate institutions.

Help us raise money through Buy-a-brick! by making a donation through our Virgin Money Giving page or by organising your own event. Contact us with your ideas!