MyDonate helps to inspire young minds
The Royal Latin School in Buckingham is getting ready for its 600th birthday celebrations in 2023 with a bold ten year fundraising plan to transform the school’s facilities.
Funds are being raised to build a £5 million, 12-laboratory Discovery Centre, which will set the standard for science and technology education.
Jo Ballantine, director of development for the campaign, explains: “This flagship facility, due to open in spring 2015, is a remarkable collaboration between individual, corporate and community donors and the government, and will transform the science education we can offer to our students.”
MyDonate gives our project additional credibility
With such a prestigious project, it was important that the Royal Latin School, home to 1,270 students, selected an online fundraising service carefully.
Speaking on behalf of the campaign, Jo says: “We believe that offering MyDonate gives our projects additional credibility, and gives our donors confidence that their gift will very quickly reach the project and have an immediate impact.”
Inspiring young minds
Since MyDonate doesn’t charge any commission, an extra 2.5 to 5 per cent in funds means an awful lot to a charity like the Royal Latin School. It has the potential to be transformative for the project, and for every student stepping into the building.
Jo adds: “An additional 2.5-5 per cent of income would transform our current position. In the context of the current Discovery Centre project, it would enable us to create the kind of learning environment that will inspire bright young minds, enable them to explore the scientific world far beyond the curriculum, and encourage them to aspire to become the leading scientist and innovators of the 21st century.”