Caterham car community reopen fund-raiser for Grantham school
Members of a specialist car community have thousands of pounds to help a school in Grantham.
Greenfields Academy, which caters for Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEHM) pupils, are raising funds towards the installation of a ‘Therapy Hub’, which will enable more of their pupils to take part in ‘Play Therapy’.
As part of the fund-raising, pupils have almost completed a Caterham Sigma Kit Car as part of their vocational lessons.
However they were left devastated when some of the parts including the tyres and exhaust were stolen during a break-in earlier this year.
The Caterham Car Community stepped in and raised over £3,000 to replace the missing car parts.
Spearheading the project from the Caterham Facebook Owners Groups, Arnie Webb, along with Paul Ashwick, came across to Grantham to collect the car at the weekend.
Arnie said: “We became aware of Greenfields Academy’s plight through Facebook. Along with some colleagues, we decided to try to harness the Caterham group memberships, connections and suppliers, to procure the parts to finish the car.
“We were overwhelmed by the response via our GoFundMe ‘Caterham Rescue Project’ page.However, on collection of the vehicle, it has transpired that some further items are missing from the car. Undeterred, we are pressing ahead with the repairs, and have re-opened the fund-raising page in an attempt to raise the extra £1,200 needed to complete the car.”
Chris Armond, executive headteacher at Greenfields Academy, added: “We are astounded by their support. They are phenomenal. Without their expertise we just couldn’t have completed the car.”
Once complete, the car will be sold for more than £20,000 towards the Therapy Hub.
To support the project and make a donation, visit: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/greenfields-academy-caterham--rescue-project
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