CCTV funding appeal launched following vandalism at Alnwick school

A fundraising appeal has been launched to buy CCTV for an Alnwick special school.

Thursday, 23rd September 2021, 12:53 pm
The smashed window in Barndale's therapy lodge.

The Friends of Barndale House School have set up a Go Fund Me page with the aim of raising £3,000.

It follows vandalism last weekend in which a window to the school’s new therapy lodge was smashed.

Parent Mark Tuff, who set up the fundraising page, wrote: ‘Barndale is a wonderful place, not just a school for special people, it's an inspirational learning community giving wonderful children and young people the skills to thrive.

‘Over the last couple of years our wonderful school has been subjected to a large amount of mindless vandalism, our fence new has been wrecked, which cost 3k to repair, windows smashed, roof damaged, tiles smashed, building fabric damaged, but the tip of the iceberg was the door to our new therapy room, safe space was smashed.

‘As you can imagine our children are absolutely devastated, in fact we all are, it's so soul destroying, every time we do something good, it's eradicated by mindless idiots.

‘So, we (parents staff, pupils) would like to raise an enough money to have CCTV installed as a deterrent and hopefully stop this culture of vandalism on our school.’

So far, £250 has been donated.

The school has already received a charitable donation to cover the cost of repairs to the therapy lodge, which is still to be completed, and says it is working with local organisations to help stop future incidents.

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