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FOGMS  – “Pay for a mile in the minibus”

FOGMS – “Pay for a mile in the minibus”

New fundraising initiative launched by FoGMS – “Pay for a mile in the minibus” – Donate online

Last year Friends of Great Marlow School pledged funds to pay the lease for a new school minibus.   We now have a shiny new minibus with our FoGMS logo on the side which is a great reminder of the funds which you have all helped to raise.  The current lease is for 5 years and FoGMS are confident with the funds they raise each year they will be able to fulfil this pledge.

Sadly the other old minibuses are now in real need of being replaced.  One of the key elements for replacing the old type minibuses with the new type is that the new minibus, as a conversion with a disability access ramp, can be driven by anyone with a lower classification of driving licence, the old ones cannot. This enables more staff to be eligible to drive it and in turn that enables it to be used for a wider range of student activities. The use is not limited to sports, the minibuses are used for other trips & activities, in particular at the upper end of the school where class sizes for specialised subjects can be smaller.

Recent examples of when the minibuses have been used are:

  • Year 11 students attending a PIXL Mathematics GCSE revision event
  • Year 9 students on their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze training weekends
  • By students attending a model United Nations event.

Many of the students in the school will benefit from the use of these minibuses throughout their school life.

In order to try and achieve an additional new minibus which will cost around £600 per month on a 5 year lease, FoGMS are running a new initiative alongside their current annual fundraising events.  We have had feedback from many parents/carers and supporters of the school that they would like the option to donate directly to such projects and therefore we have set up a “Pay for a mile in the minibus” donate button on the school website.  Simply click on this donate button to donate any amount you wish to help us reach our target.

We will, of course, be continuing to work hard with our upcoming events such as the Marlow 5, Mums Netball Tournament, 2nd Hand Uniform Sales, Easyfundraising initiative and refreshment sales at school events, but if you cannot support those events and would like to support the new minibus fund specifically then please donate using the FoGMS link on the right hand side.

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