Racehorse raffle is the mane event for school

Race trainer Charlie Longsdon with St John's Point and Great Rollright Primary School pupils. Back row, L-R: Turner Jones, Josh Mackintosh;'front row, L-R: Evie Mackintosh, William Norton, Milly Longsdon, Georgie Mackintosh. NNL-150602-153309001
Race trainer Charlie Longsdon with St John's Point and Great Rollright Primary School pupils. Back row, L-R: Turner Jones, Josh Mackintosh;'front row, L-R: Evie Mackintosh, William Norton, Milly Longsdon, Georgie Mackintosh. NNL-150602-153309001

Want one-twentieth of a racehorse and the opportunity to help a school at the same time?

Great Rollright Primary School has launched its Buy a Brick campaign, a fundraising scheme which aims to put the roof on a new classroom.

Children in years three and four do not have a dedicated classroom, but receive lessons in a partitioned section of the school hall. The new classroom will give them more space, and enable the hall to be used for sports lessons and other activities. To raise the money, the school is holding a raffle with a difference where the winner will receive a one-twentieth share in racehorse St John’s Point for the 2015/2016 racing season.

Six-year-old St John’s Point is trained by Charlie Longsdon, whose daughter, Milly, is a pupil at the school. Milly’s mother Sophie said: “We wanted to do something to help the school. This seemed like the perfect plan.”

The school has already raised more than £100,000 for the classroom, but there is a shortfall of around £20,000.

To raise the remainder, the parents and teacher association is selling ‘bricks’ for £5 each with every one being entered into the draw. ‘Bricks’ can also be bought in rows of 12, for £50, or in a wall for £250. To buy a ‘brick’ and enter the draw email great
rollrightfriends@gmail.com or call 01608 737202.