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Fundraising fair puts interactive whiteboards in touching distance

02 November 2016

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Fundraising fair puts interactive whiteboards in touching distance

New interactive whiteboards at a Harrogate school are a touch closer to installation following the success of the summer fund raising fair.

The popular annual event at Oatlands Junior School was organised by the PTA and raised over £3,500 towards the purchase of the state-of-the-art teaching aid.

The Harrogate branch of leading estate agent Manning Stainton was among the companies who provided support, making a donation of £825.

Tricia Morales, Chair of the PTA and a teaching assistant at the school says: ‘We cannot thank Manning Stainton enough for their amazing donation. This contribution, along with the generosity of all the many families and friends who attended the event, means we exceeded the target we set ourselves. We still have some work to do in order to purchase the interactive boards but they are now in touching distance.’      

The PTA runs a varied calendar of events to help raise funds including bingo, a fish and chip quiz night and a sponsored obstacle challenge.

Peter Clarkson, Manager of the Harrogate branch of Manning Stainton visited the school recently to present the cheque and says: ‘We are delighted to make the donation to help the PTA with its fund raising effort and learn more about how the money is being used. The new interactive boards seem like a great idea and will help the children with their learning. That’s what I call money well spent!’

Manning Stainton has supported Oatlands with other initiatives already this year. These include the purchase of a sports kit and the paying of print costs for a colouring book called FLORA, featuring illustrations of a variety plants and flowers, produced by the pupils.

It is one of many schools, clubs and youth organisations who receive financial assistance through the company’s Community Support Programme. 

The Harrogate branch of Manning Stainton is open 7 days a week and the team is ready to take customer calls from 8am-8pm every day. It is one of 19 Residential Sales and Lettings branches across West and North Yorkshire helping people move.   

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