Funding to help launch new chapter at school
09 August 2018
A rural primary school is celebrating after scooping £1,000 towards its new library bus project.
West Row Academy has been selected for Persimmon Homes Community Champions support for its project which will see an old double decker bus transformed into an exciting reading space.
The national match-funding initiative was set up to support the charities and organisations working to improve the quality of life or environment for local people.
Simon Wood, director in charge of Persimmon Homes Suffolk, said: “Our village schools do an amazing job, preparing young people to take their place in our rural community. We are thrilled to be able to support this innovative project which we hope will inspire the children in their learning.”
The school, near Mildenhall, has already raised money through pre-loved book sales, competitions, non-uniform days and sponsored reading events. Persimmon’s funding will help towards fitting out the bus, making it a fun and exciting place, and buying new and interesting books for the students to read.
Community groups, charities and good causes across the county have benefited thanks to the donations from Persimmon Homes. Organisations can apply for match funding by completing a simple online form at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity
The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for cash from a £750,000 national fund, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month.