Auction of promises

auction of promises

Mid-Devon businesses support Rackenford Primary

An Auction of Promises that took place in May has raised enough money to complete the funding commitment to the school’s new classroom, which opened in March.

The auction at the Rackenford Club saw teachers, parents and members of the local community turn out to support the village school. Mid-Devon businesses and members of the local community donated a range of prizes for the auction, including Bideford-based The Big Sheep and Quince Honey Farm in South Molton, both donating admission tickets.

Overall the event raised £6,040 through the auction, a raffle and donations. The amount is enough to cover the school’s remaining funding commitment to the build of the new classroom.

Kate Dunning, Head of School, said: “When the new classroom opened in March there was still some outstanding funding for the school to find, so we are extremely happy that this has been fulfilled in just one evening. We are very lucky to have such a supportive local community that helped us to reach this point.”

Helen Hyland, Foundation Governor, said: “We are overwhelmed with the generosity of everyone who attended the auction, and would like to thank everyone for their donations and support. The classroom was much needed extra space for the school, and both the children and teachers have been enjoying the extra resources it has provided.”