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£1,071raised of £2,000 target by 39 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,071 to replace our school play bus - St Peters C of E School Tandridge

    Funded on Friday, 31st August 2018

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    Over 30 years ago an 18-year-old Oxted School student designed and built a play bus to go in the playground of a local primary school, St Peters School Tandridge, as part of his A Level design and technology exam. The bus has become iconic to the school, and can be seen very clearly by everyone walking or driving past. The Bus has been loved by many many children over the years but unfortunately after a lot of repairs it has now reached the end of the road and has had to be taken down as it is unsafe. We miss the bus very much and we are desperate to put the bus back where it belongs, especially as next year the school will be celebrating its 150th birthday.

    This is where we hit a problem, we have had quotes from 3 companies quoting up to £5,000 to replace it, as a small village school of only 90 children there is no way we can raise that kind of money on our own and with educational budgets being cut we just haven’t got the money to put our wonderful bus back where it belongs,

    So we are looking for business, organisations and parents of past, present and future pupils, that are willing to donate to our good cause, to help us reach our goal.

    Many many thanks

    Many Many thanks



    • Tracy Istead7 months ago
      Tracy Istead

      Tracy Istead

      7 months ago

      Dear All I wanted to let you know the great news that we’ve had a new quote for the bus and it’s significantly lower that before. We now think we can, with help from a few people, put the bus back on the playground for £2,000. We have already raised £1,040 so with a big push and bit of effort I’m sure this is a target we can reach. I’ve lowered our just giving amount (great to see 51% raised) so fingers crossed we can reach our target and start to get this project off the ground. Thanks to all those that have already given. XX XX

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    • Tracy Istead10 months ago
      Tracy Istead

      Tracy Istead

      10 months ago

      Dear supporters, I just wanted to say a massive thank you. We have reached £600 which is an incredible amount in just a few days. So THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! But Please keep sharing our page and hopefully we can get more donations so we can reach our goal sooner rather than later. We still have a long way to go but have had a great start. Love to you all.

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    Page last updated on: 7/9/2018 22.17



    • Nicki


      Jul 9, 2018

      this is a donation from my son Daniel, who is in Ladybirds class at St.Peter's. He created a pop-up 'shop' after a clear out of his bedroom to raise funds for the school bus and to adopt a rescue cat!


    • Gavin & David

      Gavin & David

      Jul 9, 2018

      Matching the amount raised by lovely Daniel from his pop up pound shop outside his house.


    • Anonymous


      Jun 22, 2018


    • Jan & Krystyna Kozminski

      Jan & Krystyna Kozminski

      May 24, 2018

      Glad to be able to help.


    • Jennie Liddiard

      Jennie Liddiard

      May 23, 2018


    • Debbie and Andre Rice

      Debbie and Andre Rice

      May 22, 2018


    • Andrew & Amanda Kozminski

      Andrew & Amanda Kozminski

      May 15, 2018


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