Thank you to our supporters

New Ark couldn’t get by without the huge amount of help we get from local families and organisations. Below is a small list of some of those who have helped us recently – a full thank you list is published in our annual report each September.

Summer Fete and history day

We raised £2437.31 at our Summer Fete and History Day. The list of helpers is HUGE and we are almost afraid to publish it for fear or missing anyone out, but here goes:
– Vivacity for funding our history boards, Laura Barnard who did a wonderful job of illustrating our history, and our first playworker Toby Wood who, in true New Ark style, got children to proudly unveil the boards for us.
– All of our hard-working staff who gave up their weekend to help fundraise, and were back at work on Monday bright and cheery as always!
– Every single parent and supporter who helped to organise the fete, be there on the day or clear up afterwards. Your input is truly valued no matter how large or small.
– The following businesses who donated goods or services for the day: John Lewis Distribution (freezer), Sainsbury’s Oxney Road (gardening materials for tombola), and all those who donated a raffle prize (the list of donators and prizes is here).

Repairs and Maintenance help

We regularly have help from local organisations who provide working parties to help us with a particular project. Some recent examples are:
– Princes Trust Peterborough – general gardening and sprucing up of all areas
– Ben Fallows Painting and Decorating Ltd – redecorating our main playroom including donating all paint
– BGL Group – helping to spruce up our farm and orchard area.

Fundraising for our City Farm

The City Farm is a key part of what we do at New Ark, providing children with numerous opportunities to learn about the world, take responsibility, or simply relax by being around the animals. Some of the organisations who help us fundraise for our farm include:
Peterborough Regional College – send regular working parties and support students in fundraising for us
Pets at Home – donate ex shop stock and support our fundraising

Race Night event

We raised £674.96 at our Race Night fundraiser in April 2013. Thank you to everyone who sponsored a race or donated a prize…
Race sponsors
Peterborough Regional College, Eastfield Road – 0845 872 8722
The Elm Tree Tavern, Garton End Road – 01733 358134
The Peacock Pub, London Road – 01733 345637
D J Wilson School of Motoring – 07970 182555
Keeping HR Simple – 01487 815720
Somersby House Tack Shop, Great Gidding – 01832 293426
Blue Bell Inn, Welland Road – 01733 554890
Tu Qian & Helen Si
Prizes donated by…
Syvitta from Odiz, Hill Close Shops
Parcs Restaurant, Peterborough Regional College
Revive Hair, Peterborough Regional College
Complementary Therapies Salon, Peterborough Regional College
Lakeside Superbowl, New Road
Sheila Thompson
Julia and Mike Greene