Crowdfunding - Update
Update - Thank you so much for all the generous donations made - we've now passed the half way point with over £9,000 raised! We hope that every family can make a donation so that we can meet our target of £15,600, and together we can make a difference for the students here.
With the ever-increasing shortfall in educational funding, we are launching a crowd-funding campaign to improve the quality of your child's experience at school and need your support. Our amazing CPSA continue to raise funds, but a new initiative called Donate My School will enable them to enhance the school still further. This is a similar approach to Just Giving but with very limited costs, and currently their fees are waived meaning every penny you donate comes to the school.
Details of the projects and process are shown below, and in this letter, but if each family contributed either £5 per month (or more) or a one-off donation through this Donate My School approach, the impact would be incredible. Please note that if you use a credit card, your payment will be treated as a cash transaction and you will be charged by the card issuer, so a debit card is recommended to save you extra charges.
To make donations, see https://donatemyschool.com/1741
Please share this on your social media networks too.
We would like to start by targeting two specific projects:
Replacement of our PCs for the students - aiming to raise £15,000
The school's current PCs are a number of years old and will not be able to run the new Windows software which is soon to be released and installed. We realise that £15,000 is a huge sum of money, however, every student at Calthorpe Park will benefit from newer, faster computers.
The Memorial Garden - aiming to raise £600
Our original Memorial Garden had to be moved during the last building works. Its new location is the quiet courtyard between the HUB and the Music/Food Technology classrooms. The garden has been designed by two of our CPSA members, Lindsay Watson and Kate Braddon, with advice from Rosy Hardy of Hardy's Cottage Plants. Lindsay and Kate have already made a start on the garden but we now need to buy plants and seating to make the area a reflective and peaceful place to remember the students and staff who have lost their lives while at our school, as well as being a space for our current students’ wellbeing.
After the hard work of many people:
Thank you for your generosity. We really appreciate your support for the young people at Calthorpe Park School.
Martin Amos and Melanie Hooper
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