The Friends of Lawrence Sample School is a charitable trust that was established in 1984 ‘for the advancement of the education of the pupils of the school’. Since then, the education sector has undergone many significant changes. Today there are many profound differences in both the way in which we educate our children and the means by which this education is funded.
To reflect these changes, the Friends of Lawrence Sample School is evolving with a renewed focus on inspirational projects that supplement, enhance and extend our core activities. We’re now pursuing imaginative new methods of reaching out to our wider community to devise, fund and realise these major initiatives for mutual benefit.
The Friends trust complements the work of our Parent Teacher Association (‘PTA’) who continue to involve the parents, carers and families of our pupils in grass roots fundraising activities and social events. Rest assured, quiz nights and cake sales and the hundreds of other creative money-making enterprises will remain vital activities at our school.
But we are also embracing bold ambitions and innovative methods to raise the investment required to provide the best facilities for the school and its pupils, whilst enabling you, your family and the wider school community to invest directly in your child’s future.
We have chosen to partner with investmyschool.com in order to raise £300,000 to refurbish the school’s science laboratory. We want to provide state of the art equipment for all of our students. Crowdfunding through their online platform enables parents and family members to directly invest in the project and help us reach our target.
What is crowdfunding? Simply the process of asking a crowd of individuals to each contribute a small amount of money, which in aggregate can provide the funds to finance a specific project.
You can choose to make a loan to the school. This will be repaid to you over three years, and you earn 2% gross interest on your investment. Or, you can opt to gift a donation to the fundraising campaign from just £10. All the details can be found on our crowdfunding webpage.
Let’s make it happen.