Children at Burnham Market Primary School are set to get new outdoor learning and play facilities, thanks to a massive fundraising drive by the local community.
Oliver Lamps has come on board to cover the printing costs for tickets and will donate prizes to the raffle, which will be held on 16th March 2019. This event labelled ‘Super Saturday’, will see the school’s Parent Teacher Association work with Burnham Market’s businesses to deliver an unforgettable day of music, food and fun. Having spent many years working in Burnham Market and being part of the local community, this is a cause that felt very close to our hearts.
“We’re delighted to help the children of Burnham Market Primary School to raise money for such a worthy cause,” enthuses Stewart Oliver, the CEO of Oliver Lamps. “For many years, our business was run from the old School House, and we loved being part of such a vibrant village. Everybody knows how important it is for children to get outdoors in the fresh air and enjoy playtime and sport. It’s a great privilege to be able to do our bit to help them on their way.”
Picturesque Burnham Market has become a popular destination for foodies and tourists, thanks to its thriving restaurants, bars and shops. Excitingly, the inaugural Burnham Market Food & Drink Spring Festival is taking place from 9th – 17th March so the ‘Super Saturday’ fundraiser will coincide with the other events being held across the village. All proceeds of the Grand Prize Draw at 1 pm will go directly to the school.
“There are going to be special offers and discounted meals at most of the restaurants, cafes and pubs in Burnham Market, and the village will be buzzing with excitement,” says PTA treasurer Jane Skeet. “We’ll be putting on live music, games for children and a Grand Prize Draw on the village green. We’ve had some incredible prizes donated, so our winners are going to be delighted.
“We’ve also got the children are busy practising songs from The Greatest Showman, which they will perform for the crowd on the day. A local singing group are going to perform some Abba songs for us too. With so many things to see and enjoy, we’re hoping to get a record turnout and raise enough money to give the children a wonderful outdoor space to play and learn in. We’re so grateful to Oliver Lamps for their support and sponsoring our event.”
Burnham Market Primary School, which is situated on Friars Lane, has just over 100 pupils between the ages of 4 – 11. A small pre-school nursery for children aged 2-4 is also run in the building. All these children will be able to use the new outdoor space if the target is met.
If you’d like to join in the fun, come to Burnham Market village green on Saturday 16th March from 10.30am as the festivities kick off.