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FRIENDS’ SCHOOL LISBURN ASTROTURF APPEAL NORTHERN IRELAND SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2011

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE


DEAR FRIENDS Friends’ School Lisburn has a proud sporting tradition. We are fortunate to have spacious grounds at School and are committed to ensuring that all our pupils enjoy the best possible facilities. To that end, over recent years we have made significant investment in our purpose built Sports Hall and Fitness Suite, two sets of Astroturf tennis courts, two ‘Prunty’ rugby pitches and cricket wickets. We aim to continue to enhance our provision on site and intend to lay down an Astroturf hockey pitch, with floodlights, on the existing shale pitches in front of the Sports Hall. Full planning permission for the facility has been granted. The situation is ideal as the Sports Hall has changing facilities for home and visiting teams and there is car parking space alongside. The target for this project is £500,000 - this will cover the installation of a high quality sand-dressed pitch with the necessary safety fences, floodlights, accessories and design fees. Such a facility will be of great benefit to our pupils now and in the years to come, as well as to the wider community. Whether you are a current or past parent, a former pupil or a friend of the school, please may I invite you to support us in this exciting project by making a donation as we seek to secure the funding to create this new facility for the pupils of Friends’ School. Thank you very much in advance for your help.

Elizabeth Dickson Principal


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O UR G N I T A R B E EL

HERITAGE...

Jonny Bell (FSL 1999 - 2005)

Jim Kirkwood (FSL 1973 - 80)

Current Irish International ‘I’ve always been aware of the rich hockey heritage at Friends’ School. Many generations of pupils will gain from these facilities and enjoy hockey as I did at Friends’.’

Olympic Gold Medallist for Great Britain, Seoul, 1988 130 caps for Ireland, 40 appearances for Great Britain ‘Playing hockey at Friends’ gave me the foundation for a life-time’s enjoyment of the sport.’

Caroline Craig (FSL 1982 - 89)

Brown Shaw

84 Caps for Ireland ‘A plastic pitch would encourage both players and supporters of all ages to enjoy hockey at the highest level within the Friends’ School environment.’

(FSL pupil 1944 - 53, Head of PE 1965 - 90, Senior Teacher 1990 - 96) Irish International ‘The hockey seed sown by J A Benington, nurtured by F G Shier and Mona Baird, has produced a rich harvest… and now an exciting new chapter...’


OR THE F G N I D IL U B

FUTURE...


HOW TO SUPPORT OUR ASTROTURF PROJECT Please support our project in one of the following ways: • Tear-off slip:

please complete the form on this brochure and return with your donation • On-line giving:please go to www.justgiving.com/fslastro to make your donation • Direct debit: please set up a monthly donation for a fixed period by contacting the Bursar: 02892 662156 or email thendry838@c2kni.net The table below illustrates how our target figure can be met: Size of Gift Including Gift Aid

Number of Donations

Amount Raised

100,000 50,000 25,000 10,000 5,000 2,000 1,000 <1,000

1 1 2 5 10 20 35 Multiple Target

100,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 40,000 35,000 125,000 £500,000

If you are a taxpayer, Gift Aid is a great way to increase the value of your donation and works with any of the methods outlined above (in the case of on-line giving the tax reclaim is handled on our behalf by Just Giving). In the case of higher rate taxpayers it allows the donor to offset their donation against tax. Completion of a Gift Aid form does not involve you in any additional cost. Please refer to the table to the right to see how much your donation could bring to the school.

Gift Amount 100

Source Special approaches, companies and charitable trusts Donations from individual donors

Gross Value Net Cost to Donor to FSL with (Higher rate Gift aid tax payer*) 125.00

75.00

250

312.50

187.50

500

625.00

375.00

1000

1,250.00

750.00

5000

6,250.00

3,750.00

T: 028 92 662156 F: 028 92 672134

FRIENDS’ SCHOOL LISBURN 6 Magheralave Road E: office@friends.lisburn.ni.sch.uk Lisburn W: www.friendsschoollisburn.org.uk BT28 3BH www.twitter.com/fslnews


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Please support our Astroturf Appeal by completing this form and returning it to:

The Bursar Friends’ School 6 Magheralave Road Lisburn BT 28 3BH

I enclose my donation as follows: (Please tick box as appropriate) Other amount

£………………. (Please specify)

£1,000 £500 £100 £50

I wish to make regular monthly payments, please send me a Direct Debit form Name ________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________ I wish my donation to be publicly acknowledged I am a taxpayer and wish Friends’ School Lisburn to claim back tax on all my allowable donations. Signature______________________________________________________


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