A brilliant Beer Festival
Thank you to the Friends team who put on a fantastic event on Saturday 23rd September. Last year was a hard act to follow but the weather certainly helped in keeping everyone out in the garden and enjoying the music!
None of this could have been achieved without the hard work of our dedicated Friends – from organising the tasty selection of beers to putting up all the tents, finding great bands to cooking delicious food. And then of course there was all the organisation, setting up, clearing up and management on the day!
All of their amazing efforts have managed to raise another £3,500 for the school, which is truly extraordinary with our small number of families. With two under their belt, everyone is already talking about doing it again next year – watch this space…
Walking for Uganda
Not only have we been raising money for our school, but we have also been looking further afield to our partner school in Uganda. This term the children have found out about how children learn there and how far they have to walk every day just to attend lessons.
At the start of term, the children set themselves a target of raising £400 on a sponsored walk so that Reception children in our partner school can sit on benches rather than the mud floor.
Thank you so much to all of the parents for their sponsorship – we completely blew our target out the water, raising over £900! The children were amazing on the walk and lots of our new Reception children completed the full four miles!
Thanks as well to all the parents who joined us and looked after the children on the way around.
Evergreen Africa, the Charity we are working with, run by one of our children’s grandfathers, has promised that 100% of all our money raised will go directly to the school – thank you.