Ipswich Building Society chief backs Lapwing Education fundraiser

Paul Winter of Ipswich Building Society, getting his Gold Ticket from Wendy Quantrill of Lapwing Edu

Paul Winter of Ipswich Building Society, getting his Gold Ticket from Wendy Quantrill of Lapwing Education - Credit: Archant

Paul Winter, chief executive of Ipswich Building Society, has purchased the first of 250 “Golden Tickets” for a prize draw to raise vital funds for local charity Lapwing Education.

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The winner of the draw, and nine guests, will receive the ultimate London dining experience and drinks reception in the city’s iconic revolving restaurant on the BT Tower’s 34th Floor on October 12, 2015.

This has been closed to the public since 1980 and has been dubbed “one of the hardest places to get into” by Time Out Magazine.

The Golden Ticket draw will raise funds for Lapwing’s specialist education programmes which are individually tailored to meet the needs of each at-risk student it supports, helping them to meet their aspirations and goals.

The charity operates independently from local and national education authorities and government, but became accredited as a City and Guilds Approved Centre in 2014, delivering and assessing functional skills Maths, English and ICT from entry level 1 through to level 2.

Paul Winter, CEO of Ipswich Building Society said “Lapwing Education do fantastic work in our local community by providing unique learning programmes for young people that have complex barriers to learning. The Society already provides volunteer support to the charity and I jumped at the chance to enter this prize draw - the BT Tower in London is notoriously difficult to get in to, so dinner and drinks in its revolving restaurant really is “a-money-can’t-buy” prize.”

Wendy Quantrill, communications and fundraising manager of Lapwing Education said “We have just 250 Golden Tickets available for the chance to win what will be an unforgettable evening for the lucky winner, and their guests, in the revolving restaurant of London’s BT Tower. You can buy a ticket for yourself or get together with friends and colleagues to purchase a ‘syndicate’ ticket, allowing you all to enjoy the prize if you win. The £50 donation to enter the draw will help us raise the funds we rely on for our education programmes which provide City & Guilds qualifications, bespoke coaching and work experience for young people in Suffolk who really need our help and support to take their learning forward and reach their full potential.”

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How to buy a Golden Ticket:

: : Visit the BTMyDonate page. Once you’ve donated your £50 call us on 01473 621762 and we’ll take your details in order to post you your ticket.

: : Text LAPW14 £50 to 70070 then telephone the office on 01473 621762 and we’ll take your address and send you your ticket (you can’t claim Gift Aid as it’s for a ticket so please disregard the follow up text).

: : Telephone 01473 621762 to pay direct into the account.

: : Send a cheque for £50 (made payable to Lapwings Suffolk Ltd) to Wendy Quantrill, Lapwings, 8a The Square Martlesham, Ipswich, IP5 3SL including your name, address, email, company and phone number to be sent a ticket.