We raised a glass to the fundraising efforts of a local school by supporting their quest to improve sporting facilities for pupils.
The Swanland Primary School Academy Trust in Swanland has embarked on a £35,000 appeal to raise enough funds to astro turf part of one of the school fields, for use by the children.
At a fundraising Chinese New Year celebration, a local restaurant, members of the PTA, school staff, family and friends boosted coffers with a raffle offering a range of prizes – including a presentation box of Champagne and glasses donated by our North region.
The evening raised in the region of £3,000 and other prizes included a signed book by 2014 Great British Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle – whose son Andy Devine is a production manager at Linden Homes North. Andy’s children attend Swanland.
Swanland executive head teacher Chris Huscroft said: “Our huge thanks must go to the hardworking PTA members, school staff and other supporters who have embarked on this fund raising challenge for the school.
“Thanks to support from businesses like Linden Homes North, it has got off to a great start!”
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