Can you help us over finish line with CCTV appeal for Spalding school
A generous £100 donation and the craft skills of a retired headteacher mean we are closing in on our £5,000 target to buy CCTV for Spalding’s St Paul’s School.
Free Press readers dropped off the £100 cheque at our Francis Street office last week ... and former St Paul’s headteacher Heather Beeken is ready to hand over £80.
That means we have just £1,493 left to raise to trigger pledges worth a total of £1,500 from Spalding Lions, The Rotary Club of South Holland and the Rotary Club of Spalding and Welland.
We launched our Bring Peace to St Paul’s appeal after the Queens Road school suffered several attacks on its outdoor educational area in January.
Free Press readers were magnificent at the time - flooding the school with offers of help.
Some donations to the school were made then but St Paul’s dare not risk replacing damaged equipment until the area is secure.
While we raise money for CCTV, the Friends of St Paul’s and the school are busy fundraising to put up higher fencing on the school perimeter to deter intruders.
Heather had already donated £50 to our appeal when she announced her plan to run a craft stall at Spalding United Reformed Church.
The stall - filled with crafty, upcycled treats - was a hit.
“There was lots of interest in the stall,” said Heather. “I was very pleased because there were one or two donations as well from people who had heard about the appeal.”
The Free Press would like to thank everyone who has donated so far.
Every penny counts as we don’t spend anything on administration.
You can donate 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 also accept cash at our office, from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
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