Sheila Villers, manager of the Tamworth Co-op convenience store in Amington, presents the cheque to Tim Legge, chairman of the school’s board of governors. Also pictured are Year Six pupils Katie York and Jordan Meer.An Amington school is to create a more welcoming entrance lobby with financial support from the Tamworth Co-operative Society. Representatives of the business delivered a £250 cheque to Amington Heath Primary School as part of an ongoing community partnership.
During assembly they asked youngsters to guess how much the cheque was made out for. Answers started at around a fiver!
The money was allocated from the Tamworth Co-op’s Community Dividend Fund which supports many charities each year. Each branch of the business is linked to a separate cause. The money for the school was raised by shoppers at the Amington convenience store donating the dividends they earned on their purchases.
Tim Legge, chairman of the school’s board of governors, said the money would contribute towards the cost of improving the entrance.
“These are exciting times for the school because we are also extending nursery provision here in addition to updating the children’s reading books,” he said.
“On a personal note my first job was with the Co-op and ethically I hold them in very high esteem.”
“This is a very good scheme and I’d like to say thank you not only to the Tamworth Co-op but also to the shoppers at Amington Co-op convenience stored who donated their dividends to us.”
Sheila Villers, manager of the Tamworth Co-op food store in Amington, handed over the cheque to Mr Legge and Year Six pupils Katie York and Jordan Meer.
“We really enjoyed our visit to the school and are delighted to be able to help fund the improvements they are planning,” She said.