School friends group raises almost £18k

PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 October 2019

Portishead Primary Friends of School raised a huge sum. Pictures: PPFOS

Portishead Primary Friends of School raised a huge sum. Pictures: PPFOS

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Hard work from supporters of a primary school has raised 'invaluable' cash to support students' studies.

Portishead Primary Friends of School (PPFOS) has announced its efforts over the 2018/19 academic year raised £17,871.

The money was collected from a series of successful fundraisers, and has funded the school's Anti-Bullying Week, the completion of the school library, forest school resources and much more.

Richard Rioradan, headteacher, said "It is no secret that schools have come under a huge amount of financial pressure and our school has not escaped the harsh realities of what this means on the ground.

"The money PPFOS raises has become an invaluable source of income to us and makes a very critical difference to what we are able to offer."

Jude Woodcock, chairman of PPFOS added: "We couldn't do any of this without the amazing support of our school and sponsors."

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