Builder do­nates £250 to give sum­mer fete a boost

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Ald­ing­ton Pri­mary School’s sum­mer fete on Sun­day has re­ceived a cash gift from a de­vel­oper.

Tay­lor Wim­pey South East, which is build­ing homes at its new Lyons Gate de­vel­op­ment in the vil­lage, has do­nated £250 to­wards the an­nual event.

San­dra MacCourt, head teacher at Ald­ing­ton Pri­mary School, said: “We look for­ward to host­ing our sum­mer fete ev­ery year – it’s a fan­tas­tic event for the whole vil­lage to en­joy and our Par­ents, Teach­ers and Friends As­so­ci­a­tion (PTFA) al­ways do a fab­u­lous job of or­gan­is­ing it.

“We’re plan­ning on hav­ing lots of fun ac­tiv­i­ties on the day, so do­na­tions like this are es­sen­tial in or­der for us to keep run­ning the event.

“We’d like to say a big thankyou to Tay­lor Wim­pey for their gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tion.”

The en­ter­tain­ment on of­fer at the space-themed fete will in­clude Marli the ma­gi­cian, In­victa Arach­nid, space lab­o­ra­tory ex­per­i­ments, kids’ cross- Ald­ing­ton Pri­mary School pupils are de­lighted with Tay­lor Wim­pey’s £250 fundrais­ing boost, pic­tured with sales ex­ec­u­tive Ra­jvir Basi and PTFA chair­man Ju­lia Ever­son bows, train rides, tombo­las, beat the goalie and face-paint­ing, as well as a bar­be­cue, bar and other re­fresh­ments.

The event at the school runs from noon un­til 3pm and more in­for­ma­tion is avail­able by con­tact­ing the PTFA at ald­ing­tonptfa@ald­ing­ton.kent.sch.uk

This isn’t the first time Tay­lor Wim­pey South East has helped Ald­ing­ton Pri­mary.

Last Oc­to­ber the de­vel­oper pro­vided 100 high-vis­i­bil­ity slap bands to the school to en­cour­age pupils to walk to school and help keep them safe on the jour­ney, as part of na­tional Walk to School Month.

Ja­son Stokes, Tay­lor Wim­pey South East sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, said: “As a lo­cal house­builder, we are com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the com­mu­ni­ties in which we build our new homes, so we were de­lighted to make this do­na­tion to Ald­ing­ton Pri­mary School’s sum­mer fete.

“We hope ev­ery­one has a great time at this pop­u­lar event and we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing our re­la­tion­ship with the school as our Lyons Gate de­vel­op­ment takes shape.”

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