St John Fisher hosts ThunderBall to raise money for new all-weather pitch

24 January 2013

St John Fisher Catholic High School has embarked on a series of major buildingalterations that will enhance its façade, sporting, food tech and meeting facilities. The work, which commenced in October 2012, has so far included a new front elevation for the reception area of the school, a bright and airy entrance hall and reception office, and a new meeting room on the ground floor. The next priority is a brand new all-weather pitch, which the Parents Association will support through community events, sponsorship and donations.




Thunderball – 9th March

The first fundraiser for the sports pitch is a 007 themed black tie ball on Saturday 9th March at the Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate. ‘Thunderball’ aims to raise in excess of £10K through ticket sales, sponsorship, a charity casino and a promises auction.

Paul Jackson, Headteacher, explained:

St John Fisher is a unique school with a wonderful heritage and many excellent facilities. However we are always striving to improve our surroundings to meet the demands of modern school life. Over the past few years we have upgraded our Sixth Form, Performing Arts, canteen and toilet facilities, provided a purpose built outdoor classroom, a new art suite and installed a fantastic new fitness suite. We are carrying out improvements to the school site in line with governors’, parents’ and above all, students’ priorities.

Next on our agenda is a top class sports pitch that can be used by St John Fisher, our partner primaries and our local community. We are incredibly proud of our students’ sporting talent and achievements and believe that a brand new all-weather pitch will really enhance our sporting provision. We are also hoping to build partnerships with local community groups and sports clubs. Our Parents Association is working incredibly hard to raise money towards the cost of the pitch. We are looking forward to the 007 Thunderball and hope that it is well supported by parents, their friends, local groups and businesses. It should be a great night.

Tickets for Thunderball are priced at £42.50 each, and include pre dinner drinks reception, a three-course meal and all entertainment. Please book tickets via Carey Hueget or Josi Mackinnon on 01423 887254. The school is also hoping for offers of support and partnership from local groups and suppliers. If you are able to help, please contact the school office.

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