CAMPAIGN: ‘Thanks for the help,’ say school
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A HEARTFELT thank-you has been issued to all those who helped Sidmouth Primary School raise nearly £21,000 for its first-ever minibus.
PTFA members who spearheaded the bid, the subject of the Herald’s Campaign 2012, received a cheque for £8,000 from the Sid Vale Association’s Keith Owen Fund this week.
The vital grant was one of 29 contributions – accumulated through a range of events and activities - that helped land the vehicle.
PTFA chairman Sarah Fletcher said: “A really big thank-you for all the support people showed us over the past year-and-a-bit. It really made a big difference to our fundraising and gave us lots of encouragement.
“The Keith Owen funding was a lovely round-off and enabled us to get the minibus within the target we had set.”
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The bus was delivered on April 29 and children in years one and two went on the first journey in the vehicle when they took part in a multi-sports event at Honiton Community College last Monday.
The school has leased the bus for five years and money raised covers its maintenance and servicing.
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Keith Owen Fund leaders decided to hand over the bumper donation when they realised how the bus would benefit children.