Schools continue to feel a tough financial squeeze and many are forced to cut away more and more enrichment activities from their schedules.
Some of our schools are now faced with deficits of £80,000 upwards for the year ahead and are forced to pay into schemes from which they will never derive any benefit whatsoever.
Quite frankly I have never seen schools suffer such cutbacks in almost three decades.
Any individuals or businesses coming forward to help would receive plenty of publicity plus the possibility of enrichment chess sessions in their own workplace.
We are currently teaching weekly in 17 Teesside schools and are also supporting other schools on a more occasional basis. Yet the enforced cutbacks will mean we will lose some of our schools for 2017-8.
If there are any individuals or businesses out there who would like to become involved with CSC Teesside to help schools (financially) to continue their very valuable chess lessons and activities then please get in touch with me directly (a private message via our Facebook page is the easiest route). Genuine enquiries only, please.