|8 Dec 2020|
S. Anselm’s recently launched a new bursary campaign with the help of a current parent and member of the Old Anselmian alumni community.
The campaign, titled ‘Opening Doors… to a brighter future’, will be aimed initially at NHS workers, public sector staff and members of the Armed Forces.
The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, said:
“My husband has many fond memories of the time he spent at S. Anselm’s, and the school has made a lasting impression on him, as it has with many others. When we had our own children, he was determined to enrol them at the school, and once I had the opportunity to meet the staff and see everything it has to offer, I was very impressed. The school is the perfect environment for our children; they are happy and enthusiastic about learning, and their teachers consistently go the extra mile to ensure they continue to flourish.
We both felt very strongly that we would like to express our gratitude by giving something back to S. Anselm's. We are living in challenging times, and it would be difficult for anyone to miss the bravery, hard work, care and dedication NHS workers have shown to all of us in recent months. Therefore, after discussion with Head Teacher, Mr Frank Thompson, we decided to gift the school funds to enable S. Anselm's to offer bursary places to anyone working within this valued sector. We have also taken a step further and would like others to think about donating, by offering an additional £50,000 for the school to match through fundraising activities. Our aim is to extend the bursary fund for other public sector workers and those in the armed forces. I would love to see the bursary fund go from strength to strength, so more children can benefit from the superb education provided by S. Anselm's, regardless of their financial background. “
Can you help?
We would be very grateful to hear from any members of the S. Anselm's community who would like to help us with this appeal, and any gift, no matter how small, will help us to reach our £50,000 goal – and make a lasting difference to the lives of those children who will benefit. Pease visit our FUNDRAISING PAGE to find out more.
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