Community events to raise money for St Nicks School
Raise the Roof is a recently launched community campaign to fund the enhancement of facilities at St Nicholas Primary School.
The money will be raised through a programme of community events organised by local volunteers. Tickets for these events are available to buy online via Visit Chislehurst.
The aim of Raise the Roof is to broaden and enrich educational experiences at St Nicks by providing more teaching areas – specifically a brand new creative learning studio, fully equipped with the latest technology for teaching the arts, IT and science. At present, the school is restricted by the limitations of the current building which was originally designed for half the number of pupils now attending.
The driving force behind Raise the Roof was Donna Bompas, a local art teacher and long-serving governor of the school. Donna, who recently passed away, was a champion of our community and passionate about bringing people together to have fun and at the same time, to raise money for local causes.
Donna is known for events such as the Queen’s Tea Party, Jubilee Picnic, The Chislehurst Big Draw and the Open Air Cinema. She loved teaching art and working with children and was committed to ensuring that St Nicks School continues to serve its pupils and the wider community with the best possible opportunities for creativity and learning.
Much of the cost for the renovation work will be covered by the Aquinas Church of England Education Trust (incorporating funds held by the school). However, with only limited reserves and responsibility for 10 different schools, Aquinas is unable to fund the building work in its entirety, hence the need for a fundraising campaign.
Raise the Roof seeks to raise £130k to reconfigure the school layout and refurbish the new rooms. Further details are available via the Raise the Roof website at www.raisetheroof.xyz
Please show your support by joining the Raise the Roof mailing list. This will ensure you are kept updated about the upcoming events. Donations can also be made via the website.
“Raise The Roof” Events
If you believe in the idea of enriching educational opportunities for local people, please commit to being a Roof Raiser by supporting one of the following fundraising events:
CHISLEHURST’S CHARITY GOLF CLUB DAY
Monday 17th September
Chislehurst Golf Club. Tickets are available from David at jdm at Chislehurst High Street or by contacting Paula Donovan (email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 07879 024817) or Jonathon de Maid (email: email@example.com tel: 07736 674179).
Alternatively buy online:
THE LITTLE BIG DRAW
Saturday 29th September
Arts and crafts, live bands, workshops, country dancing, Pimms tent, BBQ and stalls.
12–5pm in the Pit, School Road, BR7 5PQ
Advance tickets £3 per person, £10 family (of four). On the day £4 per person, £12 per family.
BUY SINGLE TICKET ONLINE:
BUY FAMILY TICKET ONLINE:
AN EVENING WITH FOOTBALL LEGEND, GAVIN PEACOCK
Monday 1st October
7pm at Chapter One, Locksbottom
Tickets are available from Jonathon de Maid [email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07736 674179 or buy online http://tickets.visitchislehurst.org.uk/product/raise-the-roof-gavin-peacock/
THAMES RIVERBOAT GALA – THE DIXIE QUEEN
Friday 5th October
6.45pm from Butler’s Wharf with 11pm finish
Step aboard the beautiful Dixie Queen replica 19th century paddle steamer and journey along the Thames to experience the spectacle of London’s enchanting and ever-changing backdrop. Marvel at the spectacle of Tower Bridge raising to allow the Dixie Queen to pass, momentarily bringing London’s busy traffic to a halt.
Join us for a fabulous evening of fun, food and live music and entertainment. Get up and dance, sit on the top deck sipping a cocktail or stroll around the beautiful Dixie Queen, taking in the City skyline. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience – book early to avoid disappointment.
With special thanks to the Livett family.
Tickets are £95 and should be purchased in advance or from jdm Estate Agents.
Tickets available here:
Saturday 10th November
The Pit, St Nicholas Primary, School Road, BR7 5PQ
St Nicholas School Annual Fireworks Event
Suitable for young children, the fun starts at 4.30pm.
Stalls, food, bar and much more!
Tickets available from mid October via the school.