TV helps with fundraising for minibuses

A television donated to a Wallsend school has helped to boost fundraising efforts to buy three new minibuses.

Beacon Hill School had already raised money through a sponsored mountain climb, supermarket bag packs and the Great North Run.

The school had raised more than £9,000 towards buying three new mini buses to replace their old vehicles, but were still short.

The Northumbria Charities Fund donated a 42-inch flat screen television as a raffle prize to help the school to raise cash for the mini buses.

North Tyneside trustee for the Charities Fund, Michelle Preen, said: “We were asked if we would be able to help by supplying them with a headline prize for their Christmas raffle to encourage ticket sales.

“We were pleased to be able to buy them this television which we hope helped them in raising the tremendous sum of £2,000.”

Headteacher Helen Jones said: “We sold more tickets and raised more money for this year’s raffle than we have done in the past.

“I am sure this is because of the very generous donation from Northumbria Police who are great supporters of the school and the children.”