Lane End Primary have been very fortunate in having being chosen to benefit from a Cash for Kids scheme, funded by ‘The Postcode Lottery’, and supported by Radio Aire, that aims to help families to be super prepared for winter by providing an extra set of warm, winter set of clothes and shoes.
The school was given £1000’s of vouchers, to be spent at Primark, on warm coats, jumpers, hats, scarves, trousers – really anything that will provide some extra items for some families that will to help keep children warm and toasty through the winter months.
The manager of Primark, Trinity Leeds, Phil Woodcock, and his team of staff were very kind and worked hard to get our massive order of clothes and shoes together – which took many visits and time to get sorted. As part of the scheme, school gave a bag full of new winter clothing items to many of our families.
This thoughtful gesture and donation from all the companies involved in this initiative is to support families by giving them some extra, warm winter clothes – and it is always handy to have a spare set of items for playing out, or when the children have had so much ‘fun’ their other clothes that day in school, they need washing again!
Ronnie the Rhino arrived from Leeds Rhinos to join in the excitement, and a reporter from Look North came to school too, at the first sharing event. You might have even seen the story feature on the local evening news that night. If you missed it, and would like to see it, have a look at the school website: lane-end-primary-school.secure-primarysite.net/community-partners/
This post was written by Asa Britton
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