Car boot raises cash for Castle School

June 17 2019
Car boot raises cash for Castle School

A SCHOOL supporters' group has raised nearly £600 to buy equipment by staging a car boot sale.

Castle School Friends association brought together 40 carloads of items for sale and pupils taking part in an expedition to South East Asia with the company ‘True Adventure’ ran a car wash to raise funds towards it.

CSF wants to repeat the event but says it needs more volunteers to run it regularly.

Fundraising efforts have been galvanised by BBC 2 documentary School, shown last year, which highlighted the financial pressures facing the school.

Earlier, a group of volunteers worked hard to refurbish the student centre, which was very run down after cuts to the school’s pastoral care budget, The volunteers put in a new sick bay, donated by the Willow Brook Clinic in Bradley Stoke, installed new medical cabinets, and painted and replaced the swing entrance gate with a new one. Outdoors, Thornbury Litterbusters helped parents collect 11 bags of rubbish.

CSF is now looking for more helpers for its next DIY Day on July 13, when a barbecue will also be held for people who have helped out over the year.

To help out CSF or ask for an invitation to the BBQ email or visit the Castle School Friends Facebook page.