PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2015
HIMS PRESENT HOLY TRINITY PRIMARY SCHOOL HALSTEAD WITH £500 TOWARDS SOLAR SCHOOLS PROJECT
Holy Trinity Primary School Halstead, who are planning to raise £10,010 by Summer 2016 in order to install solar panels, are delighted to have received their first ‘Silver’ Sponsorship donation from local company Haylock Investment & Management Services (HIMS).
The £500 donation represents 5% of Holy Trinity’s target and has been added to other donations and fundraising on the school’s Solar Schools website: www.solarschools.org.uk/holytrinityhalstead
Holy Trinity have a number of sponsorship packages available to businesses and individuals and are hoping that others will now follow HIMS’ lead. Forthcoming fundraising events include a Danceathon, Christmas Bazaar and Quiz.
Karl Handy, Head of Computing & Holy Trinity Solar Schools Co-ordinator, said:
“We are delighted that HIMS have again supported Holy Trinity, this time by choosing to take out a Silver Sponsorship package. The £500 donation is a boost to the whole school community as we work towards our £10,010 target.”
James Haylock, Haylock Investment & Management Services (HIMS), said:
“We are pleased to be supporting our local school with this exciting project. Having two children at the school I know first hand how committed everyone involved is. Good luck.”
Karl Handy & Hayley Todd
Holy Trinity Halstead Solar Schools Co-ordinators
Haylock Investment & Management Services (HIMS)
7 Bridge Street, Halstead, CO9 1HU
Hi-res photos of the Solar Schools programme in action are available to download at http://www.1010uk.org/solarschools-presskit#images
About Haylock Investment & Management Services (HIMS)
‘A family run business specialising in rental properties and block management, established over 40 years offering a bespoke professional and personal service to Landlords and Tenants.
We have an extensive selection of properties on our books from thatched cottages, to modern flats. Attractive villages, both large and small surround Halstead. Whilst most of our properties are located in Halstead or Braintree we usually have some village properties to suit all tastes and pockets.’
About Holy Trinity Primary School, Halstead.
Holy Trinity is a Church of England Primary School in Halstead, Essex. We serve the local community as an inclusive school for approximately 270 children aged 4-11 years old.
At Holy Trinity Primary School we want to ensure that children have a clear voice. We want our children to develop skills that enable them to make informed choices, now and in the future. Children should have the drive and ambition to reach their potential and we aim to provide an environment where they can do this and feel safe and valued.”
It is our aim, whenever possible, to celebrate the great achievements of all our children. We aim to provide a relevant and inspiring education for the children in our care and attempt to ensure our school environment is one where every child feels valued.
About Solar Schools
Solar Schools offers a comprehensive fundraising toolkit that helps schools to raise the money they need to install their very own solar panels including printed and online resources, training and staff support along the way.
Since 2011, the Solar Schools project has helped 65 schools across the country raise £510,000 to install over 1000 solar panels – cutting carbon, boosting budgets and bringing communities together.
Depending on the size of their roof and the number of panels they install, a school could add an average of £17,000 to their school budget over 20 years, and save over 87,500 kg of carbon dioxide emissions over 25 years, equivalent to 215 barrels of oil.
Solar Schools is run by the climate change charity 10:10. We’re doing this because we love renewable energy, and want to help more people benefit from it. For more info, visit 1010uk.org.
Independent research published last year in partnership with NESTA shows the impact Solar Schools is having on the communities it touches. 63% of volunteers have undertaken energy saving actions that require financial investment since their involvement (installing LED’s, insulation, double glazing). Full information at magic.solarschools.org.uk.
Solar Schools has worked with a brilliant set of partners to make the project happen including Good Energy, Mumsnet, Lush, NESTA, the Tudor trust, the ERANDA Foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Bertha Foundation.
Further praise for Solar Schools:
“The lovely thing is it has brought people into the school who have never been or had a connection with it.” – Richard Craft, Grandparent, Fitzmaurice Primary School, Wiltshire.
“I know many of the schools involved in Solar Schools and I’m hugely impressed by its impact on community involvement and how it motivates students … Every school should be able to find a champion to move it from their wish list to reality.” – Professor Sir Tim Brighouse, former Schools Commissioner for London
About Good Energy www.goodenergy.co.uk
Good Energy is a fast-growing green energy company, generating and selling 100% renewable electricity to homes and businesses across the UK, all wrapped up in great customer service. Our mission is to support change in the energy market, tackle climate change and boost energy security. Good Energy has consistently been ranked top or second in Which? energy company customer satisfaction surveys for the past four years. Good Energy invests in renewable energy including wind, solar and hydro.