Raising the roof at Sefton Park

November 01 2016

When Sefton Park School friends Martha, Jasmine and Flo heard that lead had been stolen from the school roof, they felt motivated to do something about it.

year 2 fundraiser

When Sefton Park School friends Martha, Jasmine and Flo heard that lead had been stolen from the school roof, they felt motivated to do something about it.

Working together they made a variety of tasty treats and sold them to friends and neighbours over a weekend in late September. Jan Lonsdale, Headteacher, and Adam Sheldon, School Business Manager, first heard about their fundraising effort when the girls arrived at Sefton Park School with an envelope containing £25.

“We felt upset that our school roof had been damaged, and wanted to do something to help,” said Martha. “We didn’t want it damaged anymore.”

“We love baking,” said Jasmine. “It was a fun thing to do together.”

Earlier in September, Sefton Park School was forced to close for two days when rainwater ingress caused severe flood damage to parts of the school after thieves stole lead from the school roof over the summer.

“We often have cake sales at school and it seemed an easy way to raise some money quickly,” added Flo. “We love our school and wanted to fix it.”

“I am so proud of these girls and their commitment to Sefton Park Schools,” commented Mrs Lonsdale. “They gave up their own time to do something for the whole school community, demonstrating genuine concern and taking action to make a difference.”

Martha, Jasmine and Flo have since met with Adam to discuss how their £25 can be spent on school resources. 

“The roof repair works, which have already started, are being funded by insurers,” confirmed Mr Sheldon, “so as a result the money raised by Martha, Jasmine and Flo can be spent on other things.” The girls have selected a Pogo stick and a big box of coloured chalks for everyone to share.