School gallops to £1100 funding boost from race day

Race night boosted school funds by over £1100
Race night boosted school funds by over £1100

A RACE NIGHT held recently to help raise funding for a Moray school scored big with horse racing fans as it netted over £1100 for the cause.

Following an appeal from the PTF at Bishopmill Primary School in Elgin, insideMoray ran a feature a few days before the Race Night was held in the school. Now delighted supporters have revealed that was the boost they needed – with people flocking to the event and digging deep.

PTF spokeswoman Suzanne Lynch-McKay said: “We were delighted that insideMoray very kindly ran a feature on our fundraising efforts and would certainly recommend organisations get in touch if they are doing anything similar.

“Raising money for school resources is no easy feat in today’s economic climate – so Bishopmill Primary School PTF are delighted to have raised £1167 at their recent ‘Night at the Races’ event.

“As well as support from insideMoray, Henderson’s Decorators and Springfield Properties were the main sponsors of the evening, which was a great success and has been tipped as favourite to become a regular feature of the PTF fund-raising calendar.

“The money raised is earmarked to purchase a new mathematics resource for the whole school that will help all pupils enhance and expand their numeracy skills.

“Numeracy is a key area for improvement in all schools across Moray.”

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