A fibreglass Mini Moo named Betty from the recent Surrey Hills Cow Parade has “moo-ved” on after being sold to raise money for a local school.
Jigsaw School, based near Cranleigh, educates children from 4 to 19 years with an autism spectrum disorder. 53 pupils currently attend the school, each working to a curriculum which has been tailored to their individual needs and abilities.
The school was given the cow by Dunsfold Park Ltd, organisers of the annual Wings & Wheels event and home to Jigsaw School and JigsawPlus Adult Services. Betty was signed by members of the Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team; the Royal Navy Black Cats; the pilot of the Dakota aeroplane, Andrew Dixon; Jigsaw’s Patron and Eagle Radio presenter, Kim Robson and the artwork designer, artist Vikki Gibson. A silent auction for Betty was then held to raise funds for the school.
Emily Mobbs of Godalming was the highest bidder, paying in excess of £1,000 for the Mini Moo. Ms Mobbs was invited to take a tour of the school and meet pupils when she visited Jigsaw to collect Betty. She was presented with a Thank You card made by the children, as a sign of their appreciation for giving Betty a new home.
To find out more about Jigsaw, go to www.jigsawschool.co.uk
Contributed by Jigsaw School
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