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StarNews November 2020

Student Alex smiling with two members of staff wearing PPE

Welcome to the latest edition StarNews, containing all of the latest stories, features, and news from National Star. You can take a sneak peek of what’s inside by browsing our stories below and clicking to read more.

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Photo Collage - Student enjoying physiotherapy outdoors, student taking part in rebound therapy and students enjoying a creative session

Our mission to remain open during the pandemic

Never in National Star’s 53-year history has the need for your support been so great as during this pandemic. Throughout the lockdowns, National Star has continued to care and provide essential services for young people and adults with complex needs. We have not closed for a single day in this pandemic.

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National Star staff wearing PPE protective masks and clothing

Facing the coronavirus challenge head on

Many of those with disabilities and complex health needs are most at risk from coronavirus, which is why we have gone above and beyond government guidance for infection control. 

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Student making food in StarBistro

Cooking up success

National Star learners have been developing their skills in customer service and hospitality thanks to hands-on work placements at StarBistro in Ullenwood.

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Brew it! Join the Coffee Collective

Sign up to National Star’s Coffee Collective and support our vital work with young people with complex disabilities.

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Student Leo smiling with his AAC device

Giving students a voice

National Star’s innovative project to help young people find their voices has received a major boost.

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Lowri surrounded by her family for her birthday celebrations

Facebook Fundraising

Do you have a special celebration on the horizon? Instead of receiving gifts, support people with disabilities by asking your friends and family to make a donation to National Star through Facebook fundraising.

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Fundraising stars: Mandy and Louise

Fundraising stars

Mandy Whitefield raised a fantastic £315 and Louise Taylor is already on track to raise more than £1,200 for our charity.

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Ed Scipio making meat deliveries in his wheelchair

Former student Ed lands his dream job

National Star has transformed Ed Scipio into a confident young man who has secured a job in his hometown.

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Bag a bargain at National Star's charity shop

National Star’s new charity shop has opened its doors in Gloucester. Located at 35 Hucclecote Road and open Monday to Saturday, the shop sells a range of donated and student–made goods.

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