Locals rally round following Ringstead school break-in

Ringstead Primary School headteacher Laura Buckley
Ringstead Primary School headteacher Laura Buckley

Generous parents and businesses have rallied to help a school which suffered a break-in last week.

Hundreds of pounds were stolen from the safe in Ringstead Primary School, which had been intended to pay for a defibrillator for the school, on Sunday, June 7.

But when word got round parents and firms in the town began to make donations to the school, and a local PCSO has organised a fundraising fun day.

Headteacher Laura Buckley said: “A number of parents have made some incredibly generous donations and one mum gave us a cheque for £150 from her family business.

“Her son is in the Reception Class and she said, ‘it just makes me so angry. The school will be part of our lives for a long time and we wanted to support you.’

“Similarly a local man who runs the Ringstead Small Business Centre rallied the small businesses to make donations and then doubled what he had raised.

“He arrived at school on Wednesday with a cheque for over £300.

“We have also been approached by Lisa Ward, a PCSO working out of Thrapston Police Station, to run a fun day.

“Lisa will be organising for the police, fire brigade and ambulance service to be here at school with vehicles and will also be helping to organise stalls and games to help us raise the money that was lost during the break-in.”

The fun day will run from 3pm to 6pm on Friday, June 26.