Something good's cooking at Kesgrave
CHILDREN at a Kesgrave school are soon to get the vital ingredient for a new cookery project – thanks to TXU.The Heath School pupils need £10,000 to transform a storeroom into a kitchen facility and a fete, which takes place on June 22 at Bell Lane is expected to raise up to £2,000 towards the costs – and this will be boosted by another £1,000 by TXU.
CHILDREN at a Kesgrave school are soon to get the vital ingredient for a new cookery project – thanks to TXU.
The Heath School pupils need £10,000 to transform a store-room into a kitchen. A fete on June 22 at Bell Lane is expected to raise up to £2,000 towards the costs – and this will be boosted by another £1,000 from TXU.
The enery company became involved through two of its employees – Paul Phillips and Bev Worrall – who both have children at the school.
Paul and Bev, who are based at Suffolk House in Ipswich, applied to TXU for support through its employee matched funding scheme.
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Under the scheme, employees' fundraising efforts are matched pound-for-pound by TXU up to £500. If a group of employees raise money TXU can match the amount raised up to a total of £3,000.
Paul, who is treasurer of the schools' Parents and Friends Association and is helping to organise the fete with Bev, said he was delighted with the support from TXU.
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He said: "The fete is going to be a fantastic fundraising event for the school. There will be bouncy castles, a raffle, lucky dips and display stands by groups such as the scouts.
"All in all, with TXU's help, we hope to be able to hand over £3,000 towards the cost of the kitchen so the children can learn how to cook."
Paul Henry, TXU's UK community relations manager, said: "Matched funding enables TXU not only to support worthwhile causes but also our employees who work so hard to raise funds for them."