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Riebear at The Moat

This week we had the pleasure of receiving a donation from the very kind Dawn Harvey. Dawn took part in a contest with Rieber, a company which supplies industrial catering equipment. We took ourselves outside in the sun for a photo opportunity and a dose of fresh air. Dawn and the staff from Rieber were all very friendly and it was great to meet them all. Rieber have taken the time to write the article below to share on their website.

Many thanks again to Dawn Harvey and the people of Rieber for this donation which is going towards a great cause here at The Moat.


RieBear loves to help serve better food and that is why he chose to be an ambassador for BGL Rieber, who make it their job to help public sector caterers cook, transport and serve better food.

Our ‘Adopt a RieBear’ competition to win up to £500 for charity was open to all public-sector catering managers.

And the winner is: –

Dawn Harvey, Regional Operations Director at ISS Facility Services UK, who wins £500 for her chosen charity, The Moat School, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham Road, London, SW6.

Pictured: On the right, BGL Rieber Regional Sales Manager Paul Franks, Dawn Harvey and Moat School Head Clare King.

Said Dawn, “The Moat specialises in teaching children with SPLD and other challenges, from year 6 onwards. These children enter the school with low self-esteem and, in my experience, total school disengagement.

“Previous settings labelled them as lazy, unwilling to learn, disruptive but in actual fact these children are bright, hungry to learn individuals who just need to be taught in a way which they understand.

“The Moat has dedicated staff who work to unlock their learning potential. The transformation is remarkable. These once disengaged individuals leave school as confident, independent young adults. A remarkable school, with amazing students and dedicated teaching staff. Each child is unique and each child is given the opportunity to achieve.”

Dawn’s winning Riebear photo was titled: Bear Necessities!

Headmistress, Clare King, thanking Dawn and BGL Rieber for the contribution to school funds – AND HER OWN PERSONAL RIEBEAR! – added that the cash would most likely be put towards a new minibus for the school. The school has no sports facilities of its own and is a keen supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme and all the usual sporting activities. Acquiring a mini-bus would be “life-changing” said the head.

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