As we reach the end of Summer term, we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us, and helped to raise an *incredible* £19,500 for our wonderful school.
While it’s been an eventful year (often for the wrong reasons), it hasn’t dampened the amazing spirit and togetherness, that makes the Manby Lodge community so special.
There is so much to celebrate. A record breaking class fundraiser and raffle, as well as the generous ad-hoc donations received. The Pumpkin Display, the Easter bonnet competition, tuck shops, mufti days, end of term baking gifts, and of course the now famous ice-cream van. We’ve all pulled together to make an unprecedented year feel more normal, and we should be very proud.
As always, every penny raised goes back to the school, and this year almost £20,000 has been spent. As with everything, spending has been heavily influenced by Covid. Almost £8,000 was used for online subscriptions (such as Twinkl and Reading Eggs), which I’m sure you’ll agree have never been more important. We also contributed £1,600 towards new books, £1,200 towards the reception and year 1 school trips, £1,516 for the new school benches, and £2,000 to the school enrichment fund. We’ve also paid for new indoor play materials, entrance mats, leaver’s treats… and so much more.
We hope everyone has an amazing summer, and will be keeping everything crossed that next year is full of school fair mulled wine, (not zoom) quiz nights, Summer balls, live auctions, and everything we’ve missed out on for too long!
*Every Manby parent is automatically a Friends of Manby Lodge member. If you’d like to take a more active role, please do get in touch. You’ll be welcomed with open arms (providing we’re still allowed to hug!)
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