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Our CCTV appeal for a Spalding School is gathering pace

Generous Free Press readers are helping us close in on our goal of buying a £5,000 CCTV system for Spalding St Paul’s School.

The latest donation of £150 from a well-wisher means we have just £1,343 to find.

Every single penny given goes to the appeal - nothing is spent on administration - and we are grateful for even the smallest contribution.

St Paul's head teacher Kira Nicholls with equipment damaged at her school.
St Paul's head teacher Kira Nicholls with equipment damaged at her school.

We launched our Bring Peace to St Paul’s after the primary school suffered a several senseless attacks by vandals in January when outdoor educational equipment was trashed.

We stepped in because the school’s own precious resources are needed for the education of its pupils.

The Friends of St Paul’s are separately fundraising to buy higher fencing for the school to keep out intruders.

On Friday the friends hope to boost their fence funds with a quiz at Spalding Services and Social Club in High Street.

Teams of up to six people (individual participation costs £3) are invited to test their general knowledge.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Book your team’s place by calling 07585 703293.

So far seven teams are ready to compete but there is plenty of room for you and your team to enjoy a fun night out together.

Amanda Orpen, from the friends, explained why they are fundraising: "Outdoor learning is so important as it enhances mental health, as well as increasing physical health.

"With the increase of mental health issues amongst primary school children, we feel that outdoor learning is beneficial in so many ways."

* The Free Press is grateful to everyone who has given so far. You can donate to our Bring Peace to St Paul’s appeal by bank transfer to the Lincs Free Press Children’s Fund at Barclays Spalding branch - the sort code is 20 80 78 and the account number is 60972789.

You can write a cheque payable to the Lincs Free Press Children’s Fund and post it or bring it to our office at 4 Francis Street, Spalding.

We can accept cash from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Our previous stories have included:

Pulling out the stops to boost security at St Paul's School in Spalding

Can you help us over finish line with CCTV appeal for Spalding school

Spalding head teacher says vandals are harming pupils' learning


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