Westhaven “only” won £5000 in the Persimmons Healthy Communities Competition.
Whilst clearly we were hoping to win one of the three big prizes, we were clearly one of the smallest fishes in the pond! The winning project had the support of World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua so clearly there was no disgrace in losing out. We are very proud and grateful for all the support and hard work put in by our supporters and will carry on with our fundraising to realise our dream of a new sports hall for our pupils.
In the meantime this is an update of our current fundraising status:
We need £250,000
By the end of April when various cheques clear we will have raised £62,905.87 in just two years and two months which is pretty amazing!
We have a further £9,433 coming in in October and the school governors have also put aside £20,000 for the project which means that by November 2018 we will have raised £99,076.87 even if we do not raise another penny between now and then which is also pretty amazing.
We are going to continue to explore avenues for raising funds so watch this space and remember if you have any ideas for helping to fundraise we would love to hear about it.
Thanks again for all your great help and support.