Donation helps first fun run round the park

Buckingham Park School fun run -  Edward Newman, Tristan Burnard and Charlie Whitlock with their awards. Picture: Andrew Carpenter.
Buckingham Park School fun run -  Edward Newman, Tristan Burnard and Charlie Whitlock with their awards. Picture: Andrew Carpenter.
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Pupils at Buckingham Park Church of England Primary School in Aylesbury had a helping hand to get their first fun run on track.

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey South Midlands donated £500 to the school to cover the costs of medals for those who participated in its fundraiser at the school on Sunday, May 15.

Nick Waldron, head teacher, said: “This is the first time we organised the Buckingham Park Fun Run event and our aim was to raise funds to support projects at the school.

“The money we raised will be used to support our fantastic PTA group, which has most recently fundraised for a landscaping development carried out at the school. We’ve built a new pond area in the grounds which is a quiet and thoughtful place for our pupils to spend time.

“The funds we raised from the fun run will help to continue developing that project and also help to cover the costs of swimming trips for our pupils.”

Taylor Wimpey’s donation was used to pay for medals that were awarded to everyone who completed the course.

Nick added: “The fun run was a great event for everyone. The younger pupils did a couple of laps round the schools grounds while the older children and families did laps around Taylor Wimpey’s nearby Buckingham Park development.

“Everyone was invited to take part – walkers, joggers and people with pushchairs! There was also a barbecue and a bouncy castle, so it was something the whole family could enjoy.

“We’d like to say thanks to Taylor Wimpey for their support – by helping us cover the costs of hosting an event like this it took away some of the risk, as we were still able to raise money and not just break even.

“The PTA was delighted to receive this donation, and as most families at the school live at the new development it was a really nice thing for them to do.”