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Diamond Celebration for Variety, the Children’s Charity

Variety, the Children’s Charity, is inviting schools to help it celebrate 75 years of improving the lives of disabled and disadvantage children.

In South Yorkshire the Robert Ogden School is one of the many schools and non-profit organisations to have hosted a party to celebrate the charity’s milestone year.

The school in is part of the National Autistic Society, catering to pupils aged 5-19 with autism, and has one of the charity’s iconic fully accessible Variety Sunshine Coaches (pictured above).

“We are thrilled that Robert Ogden School joined in our 75th anniversary celebrations,” said Sarah Phillips, Variety Challenge Events and Community Partnerships Manager.

“It’s a real milestone year for us at Variety, the Children’s Charity. While we reflect on our history and how far we’ve come, we’re looking to the future and working to help more children than ever before.

“Schools like Robert Ogden are such an important part of the Variety Family and it’s wonderful to see that everyone had such a fantastic time celebrating with us.”

Variety started in the UK in 1949 with a dinner at The Savoy attended by film moguls, agents and celebrities, all eager to freely donate their time and talent to help raise funds for children.

Since then, more than £300 million has been raised by Variety in the UK, funding Sunshine Coaches, wheelchairs, thousands of grants to individual children and life-saving support for children’s hospitals, hospices and youth clubs. And each year, tens of thousands of children are taken on Great Days Out.

Schools and organisations which want to hold a community event to celebrate the charity’s 75th anniversary will be provided with everything for a party, including balloons, bunting and tablecloths, as well as handheld flags and a celebration pack for children.

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