Raising funds for Functional Reflex Therapy
Recently Some of Nugent’s staff celebrated the start of the 2018 World Cup by wearing the competing teams’ colours and raising money to support the work of the Functional Reflex Therapy Global Project which takes therapy packs and training out to schools in Africa.
Functional Reflex Therapy are an organisation that deliver Reflexology designed for children and adults with autism, learning difficulties, special educational and additional needs. The therapy is designed to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve tension, help improve mood and encourage social interaction.
The money raised by Nugent’s staff will help purchase therapy packs which contain everything needed for staff and students at the school to carry out the therapy.
The Functional Reflex Therapy Global Project began in July 2017 when FRT was taken to St Mulumba Special School in Choma, Zambia, a school Nugent’s Staff supported last year by providing a football kit.
St Mulumba is a special place that provides a home, education and family support for over 200 children with physical, emotional and life changing conditions. A number are orphaned, some have HIV and need very special care and support.
The FRT team, Janet and Lorraine, where welcomed by staff and pupils, ‘we felt very privileged to have time to share the skills to deliver the Functional Reflex Therapy Routine working with staff and many of the pupils.’
‘We received such wonderful feedback and observed some lovely responses from the children receiving Functional Reflex Therapy.’
The FRT Team are returning to Africa in July to visit and work with staff, pupils and parents in new areas and completing the project with new staff at St
Mulumba.They will be starting out at Siavonga Primary School in Siavongo, on the north shore of Lake Kariba. They’ll be working with parents out in the community, travelling south to Flamboyant Special School in Mazabuka and then further south returning to St Mulumba in Choma.
The team aim to share the skills of the relaxation routine and through fund-raising, including that of Nugent will be able to provide 10 FRT toolkits for each school and meet a few requests from teaching staff and the house mothers at the orphanage to provide some educational materials for the classroom and personal products.