Dear Parents and Carers,
80% raised towards £35k pledge for ACS Theatre - please help us reach our target
As you may be aware the school will be developing an unused space in the basement into the ‘Alban City School Theatre’. The children will benefit from having a purpose built and dedicated space to enhance their education and participation in the performing arts, which is an important area of the curriculum. Such a facility is rarely available in a primary school, and will be a fantastic addition for the pupils.
Today, the lecture theatre is in a bad state of disrepair, with poor layout, redundant desks and has therefore been unusable by the children. The project will involve a complete strip out of the space, making way for new wall, floor and ceiling finishes and new fire safe doors. A larger stage area will be created by removing an old false wall and building a new 2 level stage with removable central steps, giving room for the full school orchestra. Provision of 120 new tiered seats, new ventilation and AV equipment will mean parents and carers can enjoy a performance in comfort.
We, as the school’s PTA, are trying to raise as much money as we can to support this fantastic development. This term we have pledged to raise £35K upfront towards the bill which is expected to cost the school over £100K. Your support over the last year has accumulated an amazing £27,000 through activities like the Summer Fair and the Silent Auction. Now we've got the final push to reach our target of £35,000 and we'd love your help to reach this goal.
With raising funds in mind, a few of you have asked about making a direct donation to this amazing cause. The PTA and the school have set up this page which also means we can claim gift aid (up to 25p for every £1 you donate adding 25% to your donation and making your gift worth even more to us).
So, what would your donation buy...
£2 would paint a m2 of wall.
£5 would help towards bricks to close up old openings in the projector room to provide an equipment store.
£20 would go towards the new fire rated doors.
£25 would help get the scaffolding up – it’s really high in there!
£50 would go towards a m2 of flooring.
£75 would get a skip to dispose of the old and bring in the new.
£100 would help with a section of lighting.
£150 would buy a comfortable new folding chair (we need 120 of those).
£250 would pay for some of the AV equipment.
£1000 would help get that stage built, ready for performances!
As a thank you for your generosity, we would like to offer any donations
over £75 the opportunity to have your family name displayed in the finished space, acknowledging your support for years to come. If you are donating over £75 please don’t forget to email us the name you would like on display.
You are also welcome to share this letter with any contacts or family members that might also want to support us.
We would like to thank you in advance for your generosity.
Alban City School PTA
p.s. For us to get the gift aid from any donations, the person who makes the donation from a family needs to be a tax payer