We have been overwhelmed at the support we have had in our fundraising and we are hoping to keep the momentum up

Imogen Sanpanid, Assistant Head Teacher St Francis School in Fareham

Warrant Officer (WO1) Mick Turnbull is the Mess President of the Warrant Officers’ and Senior Rates’ Mess and so had the pleasure of visiting the school and handing a cheque for £2,000 to Assistant Head Teacher Imogen Sanpanid.

She said, “Originally our target was to raise £13,000 as this was the required contribution from the Variety Club (who we are getting the minibus through and they source the rest of the funding). However we had a letter before Christmas to say that unfortunately they needed to raise their contribution request from £13,000 to £14,000.

“We have been overwhelmed at the support we have had in our fundraising and we are hoping to keep the momentum up so we can make a second grant application for a second minibus.”

Photographs courtesy of Imogen Sanpanid.