Corker of a prize raises £700 for local school
12th November 2014
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Saxon Hill Community School on Kings Hill Road in Lichfield has been working with Lichfield IT company, brokenStones to organise an Autumn Raffle, to raise much needed funds for the school that helps children and young people with physical disabilities and complex medical needs.

Over £700 was raised as a result of the MD of brokenStones, Chris Blunt winning a bottle of vintage Dom Perignon earlier this year. Rather than enjoy it personally, Chris decided to offer it as a raffle prize to a local good cause, and approached Saxon Hill School about the project.

Headmaster of Saxon Hill School, Jon Thickett says: “We can’t thank Chris enough for approaching us with his fundraising idea, and we’re very grateful to Chris and his team for organising additional raffle prizes from other local businesses, plus the free printing of the raffle tickets. We’re so dependent on contributions to support the school as our main budget just covers the costs of the core functions, so the proceeds of the raffle will make a huge difference. We’re using the money raised to enhance the children’s playground by adding matting and artificial grass areas, to make it safer and more accessible for the little ones to play.”

As well as the bottle of Dom Perignon, other raffle prizes included tickets to the SeaLife Centre and products and vouchers from Lichfield businesses including Bradshaws Lighting, Mooch, Friary Shoes and The Great Little Picture Company, plus a spa session from The Retreat in Cannock and an Aloe Vera skin pamper pack from Forever Fabulous Health Nutrition & Wellbeing.

The tickets were sold by the school in the run-up to 7th November, when the raffle was drawn at the school’s annual low-noise firework display which was their most successful yet, attracting over 600 visitors.

MD of brokenStones, Chris Blunt says: “We’ve really enjoyed working with Saxon Hill School, and are delighted that so much money has been raised by the raffle. As a company, we like to support and champion local causes, so hope to continue working with the school in future. ”

Photograph attached of Chris Blunt, MD of brokenStones, with Suzanne Coombes (Business Manager) and Jon Thickett (Headmaster) of Saxon Hill, holding the bottle of vintage Dom Perignon.

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