Tuesday, 26 September 2017

On the road

AN appeal to raise £10,000 for road signs outside Stoke Row School has reached the half-way mark

AN appeal to raise £10,000 for road signs outside Stoke Row School has reached the half-way mark with a £500 donation from Henley Rotary Club.

The school wants to install two flashing lights with a 20mph advisory speed limit during school hours.

The school’s lollipop lady retired in 2014 and Oxfordshire County Council said it couldn’t afford the signs but would take responsibility for their upkeep if the school and parents paid for them. The Rotary club raised the money with its annual charity gala concert in November and made similar donations to the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust and the defibrillator fund in Remenham and Aston. President John Grout presented a cheque to headteacher Charlotte Harris and said: “We always give the money to local charities and we thought it was necessary for the school to have their new signs.”

Mr Harris said: “£500 is a huge contribution and we are delighted and appreciative.

“Because it’s a big project we are putting everything in to it and aren’t fund-raising for anything else at the school.”



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