Trim Trail Burton Joyce
PICTURED: Burton Joyce Primary School pupils pictured on the current play equipment which the school hopes to revamp

Burton Joyce Primary School has received a £1,000 donation towards an exciting new trim trail for pupils.

The school was awarded the funds through the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme, which supports up to 64 good causes every month.

Trim Trails are made up of obstacles, which make up a small fun course.

In September 2019 the school’s PTA group set a fundraising target of £40,000 over two years to design and install new play equipment for its pupils. The current pandemic put a stop to the group’s fundraising activity with a shortfall of more than £25,000 still needing to be raised. 

Kate Bateson for school’s PTA group said: “Over the years we have raised funds to provide a range of additional resources for the school and its pupils including new IT equipment, library books and training courses. When the trim trail started to reach the end of its life we were confident that we could raise the funds to replace it before the existing equipment became unsafe to use.  

“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to look at alternative ways to raise funds to help achieve our target. So, we were delighted that Persimmon Homes Nottingham chose to support us. With every donation we are a step closer to getting the school a new trim trail and after such a challenging time for the pupils we are even more focused on reaching our goal.”

The Persimmon Homes Community Champions initiative seeks to support grassroots groups and charities in areas where the company is building. Persimmon Homes Nottingham makes two donations of up to £1,000 every month to worthy causes.  

Neil Follows, managing director for Persimmon Homes Nottingham, said: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build, and we believe the Burton Joyce Primary School trim trail project is a truly worthwhile cause.”

Persimmon Homes are currently working on the Rivendell development which is underway at Stoke Bardolph.

For more information on Community Champions visit: www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions.

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