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Minibus Appeal May 2023

Can you help us raise £27,500?

Jump aboard to raise £27,500!​

Link to Enrichment Gift form is here

#minibus #schoolcommunity #representingTGS

Every single gift helps. Here are just a few routes we can take …​

Gifts of £20 for all 1100+ students on roll. ​

22 gifts of £1000.​

16 gifts of £1400. ​

*A gift aid declaration boosts a gift by 25p for every £1 given, and there are additional benefits for higher rate tax-payers. For example, a gift of £20 from you, along with a gift aid declaration, is worth £25 to our appeal. In the same way, £1,400 becomes £1,750.​

On  your gift form please state ‘Minibus’ to ringfence your gift.​

Tell us what prompts you to give today. Tell us your stories of where the minibus has taken you.

Our minibus is used every day to…​

Take students to sports training and sports matches ​

Take students on school visits ​

Take students to outreach venues including Scotts Project and Nexus​

Deliver our outreach harvest collection to Nourish ​

Take injured and disabled students to off-site venues ​

Deliver music equipment to St Stephens and Tonbridge Chapel ​

Move equipment across the site ​

Transport IB Diploma art-work to Royal Victoria Place ​

Collect supplies for events from Bookers 

The challenge…​

We are at the end of a 5-year lease.  The annual cost of £5,000 (lease and maintenance) has been funded by our annual Enrichment Fundraising and previously by PTA. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed. ​

Purchasing the minibus for £27,500 represents best value to the School. The total mileage is just 9000, low for the age of the minibus, which is mechanically reliable. Whilst, in line with the School’s commitment to Net Zero, an electric equivalent is prohibitively expensive at present, and the minibuses are smaller than our 16-seater. ​

Reserves as a result of your prior generous giving, via the Enrichment School Fund, means that we are able to take the opportunity to purchase the vehicle.​

We now want to ensure that the Enrichment School Fund is ready to deliver a comprehensive future programme, hence this appeal.

Thankyou so much!

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