You will have read of the ever-increasing shortfall in educational funding. At Calthorpe we have managed for over a decade to avoid coming cap in hand to our parent body. Moving forward, however, certain projects that will improve the quality of your child's experience at school need some 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.
Details of the projects and process are below 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. And it is so easy to do! 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.
We would like to start by targeting two specific projects:
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 Tech 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.
Replacement of our PCs - 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.
To make donations, see: https://donatemyschool.com/CalthorpePark
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Finally, if you are a tax payer, we can claim Gift Aid on your donation which makes every pound we receive worth 25p more. Also, for the next three months, the small fee the site incurs will be waived meaning every penny you donate will go directly to helping the students at our school. If, for any reason, you would prefer to donate to this campaign using cash and/or cheques rather than online, please complete and return this letter.
Thank you for your generosity. We really appreciate your support for the young people at Calthorpe Park School.