School car park cash donated to the dash
On Sunday 3 December Queen’s Park High School marked the launch of the Christmas opening of its car park by welcoming all manner of ‘Santas’, who were taking part in Chester's Santa Dash. All funds raised from the day's car parking were donated to two very worthy charities, The Countess of Chester Baby Grow Appeal and The Hospice of The Good Shepherd.
The QPHS car park is an innovative business venture operated by the school's PTA.
Lisa Jones of the PTA said,
"This is a great way for us to support two great local charities and to launch the Christmas opening of the QPHS car park". She added, "The car park is perfectly located for Christmas Shopping being just a 5 minute walk from the city centre and offers a cheap alternative to city centre parking at just £3 for all day parking.”
The car park will be open every Saturday and Sunday (except on Christmas Eve) from 1st December to 6th January and weekdays during the school holidays (except on bank holidays).
Kathy Kenney from the Countess of Chester Babygrow appeal has expressed her thanks for the school's continuing support saying,
"It means a lot to our Dashers having somewhere convenient to park and knowing the cash is coming back to the Dash".
The car park raised a total of £150 which will be split equally between the two Chester charities.