Broadoak Primary School in Swinton, Manchester holds a Summer Ball each year to raise funds, which are used to improve facilities and benefit pupils at the school. This year's lavish event, held in a marquee on the school playing field, featured a sumptuous sit-down meal, followed by live music, a disco and various games and raffles. The 240 guests dug deep to raise money for a state-of-the art play area for the reception year children.
Printware donated an iPad 2 as the prize in the 'Crack the Safe' game, in which guests purchased tickets showing a combination to a safe containing the iPad. Each guest had to enter their combination into the safe to try and open it and reveal the iPad, which was claimed by Rachel Howard, mother of two pupils at the school. The total amount raised by the Crack the Safe game was £743.50 - a significant contribution to the overall figure of £6,500 raised on the day.
Thanks in part to Printware, Broadoak Primary School is now significantly closer to building its new outdoor play area, which will provide a safe and stimulating place for the reception year children to play in. Amongst the landscaped grounds will be such facilities as a rock clamber area, wigwam, play tower and vegetable garden – no doubt the children will love it; the only problem will be getting them back in for lessons!
Printware's support of Broadoak Primary School underlines its commitment, not just to global initiatives, but also to local projects that benefit communities in which its staff and customers live and work every day. Cameron Mitchell, Printware's Managing Director, added, "It's important that a modern business acts as a corporate citizen and uses its profits to enhance the local community, we were pleased to help a very worthwhile cause."
by Anthony Morgan