The Governors and Headmaster of Shiplake College are delighted to report that the John Turner Building £100,000 Campaign, launched in February 2014, was a great success. In less than 12 months, the ambitious target was surpassed and the total raised was a fantastic £107,832.
Through careful planning, the College was able to finance the construction of the development itself, however, the donations received have ensured that the building was fitted out with the best possible resources. The campaign allowed the College to upgrade or purchase equipment which would otherwise not have been possible; providing first-class equipment for a first-class facility.
It was wonderful to see the donors participating in the various funds, by sponsoring a classroom, Lecture Theatre seat, colour, instrument or computer key, in order to direct their gifts to a particular department. Many also chose to allow the College to use the donation wherever it was required the most.
Donations were received from all areas of the College community, including current parents (some of whom were about to become former Shiplake parents), staff, Old Vikings (former pupils and staff), governors and other friends of the College. The level of donations ranged from £20 to five-figure sums, with every gift making a genuine difference.
A great big thank you to all those who contributed. There are plaques around the new building to recognise the donors to the various funds and a full list of donors can be found in the Campaign Closing Report, which also provides information about the development process, opening ceremony and a summary of giving (see below).
Campaign Closing Report, February 2015