Chippenham Schools raise thousands for Springboard
Primary schools from all over Chippenham held a non-uniform day to show support for their local children’s charity Springboard and managed to raise a staggering £2,685.64 in the process.
“This is an amazing example of partnership working within the Chippenham community” said Sarah Flack, Head of Charter Primary and Chair of the Chippenham Town Heads group. “Over the years, Springboard has worked with most of the surrounding Chippenham Primaries, to transition pupils with special needs into their local mainstream schools so it is fantastic that we have been able to collaborate as a group of schools to help them reach their annual fundraising goal.”
Springboard provides support for pre-school children with special needs and their families in North Wiltshire. Every year the charity needs to raise an additional £130,000 over and above the funding received from the local authority in order to keep helping the families that need them.
‘Springboard has touched the lives of many local families,’ explained Jane Boulton Springboard’s Manager, ‘even schools that don’t currently have an ex-Springboard pupil attending are likely to have a pupil that is the brother or a sister of someone that is supported by Springboard. The amount the Chippenham primary schools have raised is enough to fund a child’s place at Springboard for a year and it will also fund a shorter-term assessment placement for a separate child. That truly is an amazing achievement”.
Springboard would like to thank the following Primary schools that took part in the non-uniform day:
Charter, Frogwell, Ivy Lane, King’s Lodge, Monkton Park, Queen’s Crescent, Redland, St Mary’s, St Paul’s & St Peter’s.