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Changing lives with your help

National Star partners raise money for the organisation

Support from local businesses and organisations helps National Star continue to give young people with disabilities the support, skills and opportunities they need to live their lives independently and to the full.

We are proud to have worked with a number of large and small organisations over the years. Coventry Building Society, in Cheltenham, entered into a charity partnership with National Star almost five years ago, and the relationship continues to flourish.

They have baked, dressed up and down, volunteered, held an auction of promises, walked on fire and put their hands in their pockets in support of young people with complex disabilities. They were also winners in the Gloucestershire Local Business Charity Awards in recognition of their fundraising and volunteering efforts for National Star.

‘Coventry Building Society are proud to support National Star for the great work that they do in enriching the lives of young adults, who face a multitude of different challenges; giving them social skills needed to live an independent life within their local community,’ said Jee Patel, Senior Technical Support – New Lending at Coventry Building Society.

Corinne Davies, Sales Executive at Speedy Skips Allstone, is set to take on National Star’s wing walk in June. Corinne used to work for our organisation, so our charity is close to her heart.

‘National Star is such a fantastic college for young adults who need additional support to learn, giving them the very best version of life and independence.’

Since 2020 Speedy Skips Allstone has donated £500 annually to National Star as part of its charity days of advent campaign.

Gloucestershire estate agents The Property Centre are celebrating 25 years in business. To mark the occasion they have pledged to donate £25 to charity for every property instructed this year, and National Star is grateful to be one of the beneficiaries.

‘Following an introduction to National Star in 2016, we were really impressed by the facilities and care provided by the team,’ said Oliver Davis, Cheltenham Branch Manager with The Property Centre.

‘The passion and dedication shown by everyone there, coupled with the enthusiasm of the students, was hugely inspiring.’

Fundraising Manager Catrin Viveash added: ‘Becoming a charity partner of National Star has a number of mutual benefits, including increased staff engagement, profile raising and meeting Corporate Social Responsibility needs while making a real difference to the lives of young people with complex disabilities and having fun.

‘We are incredibly grateful to all of the businesses who support the charity.’

Find out more

Whatever the size of your organisation, you can help transform the lives of young people with disabilities by supporting National Star. Find out more by contacting our Fundraising team at or on 01242 524478.

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