Hamper raises funds for south Leeds school

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Manning Stainton has come up trumps to help raise funds for a local school.

Staff at the Rothwell branch provided a luxury Marks & Spencer hamper as a raffle prize for Woodlesford Primary School’s summer fair.

The raffle was just one of many fun activities organised for the event by the Parents Teachers Association (PTA). It helped to raise £4,000 for school funds.

Headteacher Robin Scott said: “The PTA does a fantastic job organising the fair which has become an eagerly anticipated annual focal point for the whole community.

“The money they raise on our behalf is specifically directed at things which enrich the curriculum for our wonderful pupils.

“In previous years they have funded two mini buses, a band stand and a garden within the school grounds. The support we receive from companies like Manning Stainton is an important part of this success.”

Gerry Downs, Manning Stainton branch manager, said: “It is great that all the money raised is used for the benefit of the children and hopefully the chance of winning the hamper encouraged plenty of people to buy raffle tickets.

“Schools, clubs and other youth organisations do an incredible job, often in difficult circumstances, which is why, as a company, we are committed to providing assistance whenever we can.

“In 2015 we donated in excess of £65,000 to more than 100 worthwhile causes.”

The Rothwell branch of Manning Stainton, on Marsh Street, is open seven days a week, with the team taking customer calls from 8am to 8pm every day.

For more information, visit www.manningstainton.co.uk or call the team on 0113 282 4353.