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Friends of The Bridge - Fundraising





Friends of The Bridge is a Registered Charity, formed in 1984 to raise funds for equipment and activities to further enrich the pupils experience at the school.  The uncertainties of the past few years have made it difficult identify specific fundraising targets and the charity has been fairly inactive.  Now however, with the future of the school having become established, with a new fundraising team of parents, staff and governors and with demand for places at the school ever growing, the charity has a renewed sense of purpose.  We are actively pursuing a programme of fundraising events in the local community as well as seeking support from carefully selected charitable funders and commercial sponsors.


The Bridge School is a special school for children with severe and profound learning difficulties. Many children also have a diagnosis of autism. Being able to access the community is an essential part of the curriculum and we desperately need to replace one of our aging minibuses so the children can continue to make visits out from school. We are currently fund raising to raise £40,000 to purchase a new mini bus.


If you would like further information or are able to help please do not hesitate to contact us.


Recent Events


Sponsored Cycle Ride Ipswich to Glasgow

They did it!!


We are pleased to announce that Joe Lees, Father of Matilda in Green Class, and two friends Dave Sawyer and Mark Kinlan cycled from The Bridge School in Ipswich to Glasgow during the hottest June week we have had for 40 years!


On the way they called at special schools in Lincoln, York Durham and Glasgow. Well done its a fantastic achievement and you have raised upwards of £6000 so far!

Sammi Hanson, Mother of Ria has always wanted to do a parachute jump so on Friday 9th June  she plucked up the courage and took  to the skies from Beccles Airfield to help raise money for the Mini Bus.! Thank you to everyone who sponsored Sammi  she has raised £616 so far.  The My Donate Page is below if you haven't sponsored her and would like to.
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Future Events
We do not currently have any fund raising events arranged.

Gift Aid Form



If you have a UK Income tax payer in your household (that is income tax, not council tax) please ask them to complete the attached form and return it to the school, as this will enable us to claim back 25p for each £1 donated by your family. This might not seem a lot but every little helps!

Gift Aid Form

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