Christmas comes early for Campsie View

Campsie View School receiving cheque for ?35.000 from Jim O'Brien, St Jame's Place wealth management. 11.11.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Campsie View School receiving cheque for ?35.000 from Jim O'Brien, St Jame's Place wealth management. 11.11.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

DELIGHTED youngsters and staff at Campsie View School are looking forward to receiving a new bus thanks to a major funding boost.

The Lenzie school was presented with a cheque for £35,000 from the St James’s Place Foundation.

The Foundation is the charitable arm of the St James’s Foundation and aims to improve the quality of life for people in need as a result of disability or disadvantage.

Carole Bowie, head teacher at Campsie View, is delighted with the donation.

She said: “In the current economic climate, the huge sum donated is particularly well received and appreciated.

“The need for and benefits provided by a new bus had been clearly understood by the members of the Foundation.

“The new specially adapted bus has been ordered and children and staff are excited about its arrival sometime in March. Christmas is coming twice.”

Jim O’Brien, a senior partner with the St James’s Place Partnership, based in Glasgow, said: “The Foundation is delighted to support Campsie View School again in order to help it carry out its invaluable work for children whose lives have been challenged by disability.”

Jim is pictured presenting the bumper cheque for £35,000 to head teacher Carole Bowie, PTA secretary Jane Munro and pupils.