More than 1000 people turn out for gala in aid of Sheffield school library

The Greenhill School PTA, The Frogs, have raised �10,000 for the school to pay for a revamped library.
The Greenhill School PTA, The Frogs, have raised �10,000 for the school to pay for a revamped library.
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More than 1000 turned out to support a summer gala that raised thousands of pounds to refurbish a school library.

Families gathered in the grounds of Greenhill Primary School on Sunday to enjoy a range of stalls, music and games.

This was the latest in a series of fundraisers organised by the Friends and Relatives of Greenhill School group - the parent and teacher association of Greenhill - over the past two years.

Group members presented school management with a big cheque for £10, 000 to renovate the school library with a lick of paint, the creation of new reading areas and for new reading materials.

Laura Gowens, aged 35, treasurer of the PTA, said: “It has been a great effort from everyone involved and we are so pleased to have raised this amount.

“We felt like we wanted to do something to help the school as generally budgets always seem to be getting reduced these days.

“I’m sure the pupils will really like the new library when its completed.”

Those who attended enjoyed live music from Deja Vu and dance performances from the Razzamataz and Spotlight Theatre performing arts groups.

Children’s entertainer Barney Baloney also provided for plenty of laughs, while parents hunted for a bargain around stalls selling items made by pupils.

Laura, who attended with her daughter Betsy, aged five, said: “There was a great turn out, probably more than 1000 people over the course of the day.

“Everyone seemed to be having a good time and we got some great feedback from people.”

Previous fundraisers included three school discos and craft sales.