Finedon charity gives more than £9,000 to the town’s schools

The Revd Richard Coles presenting one of the two cheques

The Revd Richard Coles presenting one of the two cheques

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Schoolchildren in Finedon are looking forward to getting valuable new equipment thanks to two grants totalling more than £9,000.

Finedon Mulso CEVA Junior School and Finedon Infant School are among the latest recipients of money from the Finedon Educational Charity.

Youngsters receiving the second cheque from the Revd Richard Coles

Youngsters receiving the second cheque from the Revd Richard Coles

The organisation was set up in 1980 to promote the education and development of young people in Finedon.

A piece of land was left to the charity but it is only in recent years that they have been able to sell it and reap the benefits.

Money from the sale can be invested and then any income from this becomes a pot of cash to help out individuals, groups or schools in Finedon for educational purposes.

The Revd Richard Coles, who is a trustee of the charity, presented cheques to pupils from both schools last week.

The infant school was given £3,500 for a water wall, mud kitchen and quiet reading area to be created as part of the outdoor play area.

And the junior school received £6,000 which they are planning to use to buy 16 iPads.

Three children spoke in assembly of the benefits the new iPads would bring to their lessons before Joanne Lloyd-Williams, headteacher for both schools, said: “We are really lucky and we are really grateful to Finedon Education Charity.”

The schools are just two of several successful bids during the latest round of applications for funding.

The charity has recently made grants totalling £47,517, including six to individuals, three to schools and five to groups within Finedon.

And over the past two years, the total amount paid out in grants was £93,500.

For more information about the charity and applying for funding from it, click here