20 May 2014
Bishop’s Move Exeter, part of the Bishop’s Move Group which is this year celebrating its 160th year in business, has expanded on its community efforts across the region as it donates funds to enable an Exeter-based student to visit Kenya in a student exchange programme. Philly Laverick of Clyst Vale Community College and daughter of Bishop’s Move employee Paul Laverick, needed to raise £500 to fund her trip to Ndururumo High School, Kenya in July 2014.
Clyst Vale School has a long, established relationship with the Ndururumo High School in Kenya, which has resulted in this student exchange programme. In 2012 three teachers from Clyst Vale visited the Kenyan school and in return three teachers from Ndururumo School visited Clyst Vale to witness first-hand the day to day running of an English school. The relationship has since grown and as a result Ndururumo High School has invited the teachers back with 12 students who would all need to raise £500 to fund their trip.
Bishop’s Move is also a long-time supporter of the Exeter Chiefs RFC; the company has sponsored Sireli Naqelevuki for the past three years and Jason Shoemark for the past two. Bishop’s Move utilised this relationship as Sireli and Jason donated equipment for the school and posed for pictures with Philly at Bishop’s Move’s Exeter branch as the company handed over its £100 donation.
Philly Laverick comments: “While in Kenya we will be living the life of a Kenyan student as well as teaching at the local primary school and working with young students. In 2015, students from Ndururumo High School will be coming to England to experience life here staying with the same students who visited them. I’m extremely grateful for Bishop’s Move’s very kind donation towards making this experience happen.”
Paul Laverick, Philly’s father and who has worked at Bishop’s Move for over 35-years, comments: “I’m extremely proud of Philly and the effort she’s put in to raise money for this once in a life time experience. She will learn a lot from this trip and I extend my gratitude towards Bishop’s Move for their very kind donation.”
Eddy Hall, Bishop’s Move Exeter Branch Manager comments: “At Bishop’s Move we are very community focused and we had no hesitation in donating £100 towards Philly’s student exchange programme. We wish her the very best on her trip and look forward to hearing all the stories and updates.”
Philly leaves the UK on the 3rd July and returns 14th July - we wish her the very best of luck.