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Shelford School 175th Anniversary Appeal

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Polly Stanton

This appeal is to raise funds for resurfacing the school playground. The minimum quote is in excess of £40,000 but it may cost considerably more.

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Donations accepted until 30-12-2019

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The Shelford School Support Fund operates through the Diocese of Ely which, as a charity, is able to claim Gift Aid. All donations, plus the Gift Aid, will be forwarded to the Support Fund.

The school budget contains insufficient funds for a project of this size. If our playground is to resurfaced we need your help.

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The 175th Anniversary Playground Appeal

Now Shelford School did come to life
When good Queen Vic was Albert’s wife.
The local people all agreed 
That children should learn how to read.
The public gave just what they could, 
The rich, the poor, the great, the good.
And so by eighteen forty three
A school was there for all to see.

The school has grown as Topsy did.
Behind the church you’ll find it hid.
How many have passed through its gate?
Perhaps five thousand plus to date.
The pupils now read books galore
With other subjects more and more.
But they still like to run about
And jump and climb and laugh and shout.

Alas, the tarmac where they play
Has seen many a better day.
Potholes and cracks and bumps abound
Where there should be just level ground.
The school would like to put things right
But budgets, as you’ll know, are tight.
And so we hope you’ll see your way
To help with cash and make our day.

Event date

24-July-2018 00:00  - 
30-September-2019 00:00

Event type

Appeal to the local community

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Great & Little Shelford C of E Primary School Church Street,
CB22 5EL,
United Kingdom


Donation by Anonymous
on 13-10-2018
£50.00 gift aid
Thanks for all that you've done to educate our children and give them a good start in life.
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-09-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Son, John, was at Shelford school 1972-1977.
Donation by Derek Bishop
on 04-09-2018
£50.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £500.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £500.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £625.00

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