School fundraising appeal off to flying start

3:09pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

AN appeal to raise £100,000 to extend the teaching facilities and outside space of a Moreton school has got off to a flying start after £1,200 was raised in a raffle.

Last week, the winners of the Dormer House School fundraising raffle were presented with their grand prize, one of only four prints of “The Queen on the Spirit of Chartwell 2012” by artist Josephine Trotter which she donated to the school's White Roses Appeal.

It was a real coup for the school as the artist, whose original piece was recently the centerpiece of her exhibition at Gallery 8 in London’s Mayfair, rarely produces prints of her work.

Parent Yvonne Williams, who co-ordinated the raffle, said: “The winners Bob and Gwyneth Surey from Middlesex are absolutely delighted with their prize. Gwyneth is an art teacher so it is a very fitting home for such an amazing painting”.

Tickets for the raffle were sold through the school and by a group of local businesses including Strutt & Parker, The Victoria Coffee House and Cheketts Butchers in Moreton, Bennetts Fine Wines in Shipston, The Fox at Oddington and Chester House Hotel in Bourton.

The school launched the appeal in March after purchasing the cottage 'White Roses', in Hospital Road.

The additional building will mean the school can extend its facilities and provide safe access to Moreton’s park, where the school already enjoy a number of recreational and sporting activities.

Justine Berry, a parent Trustee and Chair of Fundraising at the school, said the White Roses Appeal has got off to an incredible start.

"We are working on a whole programme of events, many of which are open to the public," she said. "Watch this space."

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