​The Froebelian School raises £1000s for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Posted on 13th Oct 2021 in School News, Charity and community work, Fundraising

Following two years of fundraising, The Froebelian School Horsforth, Leeds was delighted to present The Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a cheque for over £6000.

The leading Independent Preparatory School for children aged 3-11 years was delighted to welcome Vickie Bowden and mascot Polly the Paramedic from the charity to present them with a cheque for £6024.39.

Throughout the lockdowns and challenges over the last two years, the whole school community has come together to carry out some new and imaginative ways of fundraising; from a virtual Roman Marathon to hot chocolate days. One of our younger pupils embarked on a 3-day hike with her Dad across North Yorkshire raising over £1000 alone.

Headteacher, Catherine Dodds, said: “I am overwhelmed by how the Froebelian family has embraced the fundraising over the last two years - with individual and group efforts from pupils, staff, parents, friends and the FPTA. It is a tremendous achievement to have raised such an astonishing amount.”

Vickie Bowden, West Yorkshire Regional Fundraiser, from Yorkshire Air Ambulance said: “The charity relies on donations to ensure we can continue to save lives across the region and make a difference to someone who needs our help. The money that Froebelian has raised, pays for two helicopters to be deployed to help the people that need them – potentially saving two lives. We are incredibly grateful to everyone at the school for making such a magnificent contribution.”