Addington School fayre aims to boost mini-bus fund
June 15, 2010
Organisers of a summer fayre being held at a Woodley school on Saturday believe the event is a wheelie good way of raising funds to help purchase a new mini-bus.
Staff and pupils at Addington School in Woodlands Avenue are busy working hard to raise the £50,000 needed to replace one of its fleet of three buses, which are used to transport the schoolchildren on a daily basis.
The mini-bus in question, which has been in action since 2002, is said to be unreliable and expensive to maintain.
The fleet allows pupils at the school to be transported to specialist education and recreational centres, while the vehicles are also used for visits to the local library, garden centres and leisure and sporting facilities.
Staff at the school, however, hope its upcoming summer fayre, which is being held on Saturday, June 19, will help raise some of the funds needed to acquire a new mini-bus.
Rosemary Gallagher, events co-ordinator at the school, said: “All funds raised during the afternoon will go to the mini-bus appeal, which will be supporting some of the least advantaged children and young people in our community.”
Among the attractions at the fayre, which will run from 1pm to 4pm, will be a full-sized walking, talking and shooting Dalek, while the Hurst Morris Dancers (HuMP) will be taking to the floor.
Visitors can also hold a snake, meet a bearded dragon and blue tongued skink or simply enjoy the other activities on offer during the afternoon.
Admission to the event is £1 for adults, while children and pensioners are admitted free.
For more information call (0118) 966 9073.