Published: September 2009
We are pleased to announce that our first fundraising event was a huge success. Our day began at “The Bedford” Golf Club with breakfast and a round of golf, followed by some great entertainment by Geoff Swain (Trick Shot Champion) and a lovely 3 course meal. With thanks to the golf course for their tremendous support we were able to raise almost £1,700.00 from the sale of drinks, snacks, raffle tickets and auction bids throughout the day.
A huge thanks to all of our Customers and Staff who supported us on the day and donated generously, and also a special thanks to those Companies who donated prizes for our raffle and auction to include Fulham FC, BSS Recruitment, Touchstone Electronics and “The Bedford” Golf Club.
We hope that you all had a wonderful day and due to its great success we hope that we will be able to make this an annual event.
The lucky winner from our Entrance Draw was Alban Middle School, Great Barford. They have confirmed that all the money will be used directly on resources that will enhance and enrich the children’s experiences at Alban through a variety of means.
“Firstly, the children organise for themselves play equipment to use at lunchtimes. They have a store area on the playground and children take on the role of playground leaders and organise the distribution of the equipment which helps to make recreation times more enjoyable for them. They had been asking if they could fundraise to buy new equipment and replace that which is broken and we are delighted to be able to tell them that they can do that now, thanks to your kind donation.
The School Council are currently asking for suggestions as to what the children would like to play with and will then let us have a list of their suggestions. They are very excited by this and their lunch breaks will provide much more fun and excitement than previously!
We are aware of the difficult financial climate the families in our communities are facing and because of this, curriculum enhancement opportunities have been reviewed because of the cost to parents. Because of your donation, we can provide this curriculum enhancement which the children always love without asking parents to contribute. This will greatly enrich the children’s education and enable us to support parents at this difficult time.”
We at DWM are very proud of our successful achievement in our first year of fundraising and we encourage all Schools in Bedfordshire to get involved next year to allow them the chance of receiving our funds that will hopefully be even greater next year.
Once again, thank you for all your support and we look forward to seeing you all again next year!