‘Candyland’ ball goes down a treat at Grantham School to raise more than £2,000

The Pattison family at the Candyland Ball, from left - Colin, Julie, Lucy and Joe. Photograph: Embella Productions
The Pattison family at the Candyland Ball, from left - Colin, Julie, Lucy and Joe. Photograph: Embella Productions

A parent of a pupil in Grantham has put something back into Sandon school to say thank you for caring for her son for the past 11 years.

Grantham Additonal Needs Fellowship held its second annual fund-raising ball to support its Forest School Project last week. Students attending Sandon School crammed into The Masonic Hall on Chamber Street in Grantham to hold the Candyland Ball which worked out a treat for all of the pupils at the school.

The school means a lot to many families within the local community but it means a great deal to parent Julie Pattison. Her son Joe has been attending Sandon since he was eight-years-old and is now 19. Joe has Global Developmental Delay and will be leaving Sandon this month to go onto college and Julie wanted to give something back to the school.

Julie said: “Over the past 11 years they have helped not only Joe but the whole family. I wanted to give something back to help GANF raise funds for their Forest School. September will be a new beginning as he goes onto Grantham College.”

The Candyland Ball raised £2,130 for GANF’s new Forest School Project. GANF also would like to thank local businesses The Print Bureau, Make My Day Venue Dressing, Grantham Gingerbread and Stapleford Park for their support.