Our great year of fundraising

PUBLISHED: 13:23 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:12 10 June 2010

Despite the credit crunch, my local school, Otterton Church of England Primary School has done really well with fundraising.

Despite the credit crunch, my local school, Otterton Church of England Primary School has done really well with fundraising.

We only have 84 children at the school, yet as a parent we all pull together with the help of great teachers and Pat Fowler, the head of the school, to think of great ways to raise money.

So far children in need raised £220, by doing a colouring competition of Pudsey which gave me great pleasure in telling the children of what great prizes there were to be won.

Another parent told all the children everyone was a winner so they received a lollipop.

We also had a table sale.

Jeans for Genes day raised £54.20.

Our Christmas performance in church made £200.84.

We've done more - our Christmas fete, with stalls inside the school made a grand total of £350.95, as well as our reindeer run, on the same day, made more than £2,220.

What an amazing amount.

It goes to show no matter how tight money is at this time of year, everyone pulls together for this great fundraiser.

On the day of the run we had had floods, yet it wasn't going to be cancelled, it just had to be re-routed.

Everyone came back very, very muddy but had huge smiles on their faces as people from all over the country come every year to take part in this.

So as a parent at this school, I am proud of the fact that, even though it is a very tiny school, we've raised so much money for the children and other good causes.

So at this time of year the children have worked so hard over the past 12 months, I hope they all have a wonderful Christmas and the teachers that work so long and hard to make Otterton C of E such a great place for our children to go to.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Claire Boyer,

4 Maunders Hill,

Otterton.


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