A REJUVENATED parent’s fundraising group has already raised thousands for its children’s school.

In just six months, the newly formed Parent Staff Association (PSA) has raised £6,500 of its £10,000 target to refurbish and equip a new IT suite for The Arnewood School in New Milton.

The latest local company to support the parents’ efforts is Pennyfarthing Homes, which has donated £500 to fund a new computer.

PSA Committee member, Jo Ankers, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Pennyfarthing for this incredibly generous donation.

“The generosity of the school and local community has been quite overwhelming since we decided to reform the association last summer.

“We set out to raise £10,000 and it’s quite staggering to think we have raised more than half of that already.

“It’s been well publicised that schools across the country are facing a funding crisis and as parents we wanted to do our bit to support the school.

“We are urging other businesses and organisations to make similar donations – effectively sponsoring a new computer for the school.”

The main focus of the PSA’s fundraising efforts is to continue raising enough funds so the school can buy some desperately needed new ICT equipment.

It has been estimated that £10,000 would fund the refurbishment and replacement of computers for one ICT room.

Construction Director of Pennyfarthing Homes, Steve Tyrell, said: “We were delighted to support the PSA’s fundraising campaign and make a positive contribution to the school and its students.

“As a local company we feel it is very important to give something back by supporting our community.”

Head teacher, Nigel Pressnell, said: “We are very grateful for the tremendous work the PSA is doing on our behalf and for companies like Pennyfarthing Homes supporting them.

“Investing in IT resources will make such a positive contribution to our students’ education.”

If any local business is interested in supporting the Arnewood PSA in their fundraising efforts by sponsoring a new PC for the School IT department please contact PSA@arnewood.hants,sch.uk