30th Nov, 2020

Fairfield First School head praises community's generosity after fund-raising page set up after break-in reaches £1,500

THE HEADTEACHER at Fairfield First School has praised the PTA and kind-hearted donors who have contributed more than £1,500 in a matter of days after 28 iPads and a MacBook were stolen and substantial damage was caused in a burglary.

The break-in happened overnight between Monday and Tuesday as thieves smashed one window and ripped another from its frame.

Scott Smith told the Standard: “I would like to say a huge thank you to our PTFA and members of our local community who have been providing us with amazing support both with extremely kind words and by giving to our GoFundMe page.

“Everyone has worked tremendously hard to try to make school as normal as possible for all of our children and their families and for this to happen to us, at this time, is a real kick in the teeth to us all – more importantly our children are devastated.”

The school revealed the news on Twitter, posting pictures of a smashed window and the empty classroom cabinet and also thanked West Mercia Police for their help after the incident.

As a school we have encountered many additional, unexpected, costs due to Covid-19.

“We were unable to have a summer fair and will not be able to hold events throughout the Christmas period, so fund-raising has been extremely difficult – the children may now be without these items for some time.”

A police spokesperson said forensic examinations had been carried out at the school in a bid to track down the raiders.

And officers appealed for anyone with information on the incident to call officers on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Visit gofundme.com/f/fairfield-first-school-ipad-fund to donate to the fund-raising page.

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