Midlands-based developer, Taggart Homes, has gifted £1,000 to Annesley Primary and Nursery School in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire as a contribution towards the refurbishment of their dining hall.
The school is situated within the catchment area close to Taggart’s Forest Park development in Annesley; a new development consisting of 45 detached and semi-detached three and four-bedroom homes, and is attended by 230 children aged 3-11.
The gift will be used to purchase two collapsible tables and chairs, each seating 16 children for lunch.
The funding was received after the headteacher explained that the dining hall was in need of refurbishment, having previously needed to serve lunches in three sittings due to a lack of seating.
Less time queuing for lunches and more time playing outside will now be the case – with the new tables alongside further tables funded by the school enabling staff to seat all children in just one sitting.
Mrs Dawn Roberts, headteacher at Annesley Primary and Nursery School, was delighted with the gift and said: “This generous donation from Taggart Homes will make all the difference and we are very grateful. We haven’t been able to afford more seating until now, so to finally be able to give this to the children and staff is wonderful.
“The children will now be able to spend more time outside and our staff will no longer need to do three servings at lunchtime – meaning we can get our dining hall turned around more quickly, ready for the day of activities.
“The community here in the village is so strong and acts such as this is a testament to that. We want to thank Taggart Homes for their generosity and kindness this Christmas.”
Michael Taggart, Chief Executive Officer at Taggart Homes, said: “We are invested in the future of Annesley with the village being so popular amongst young families, and with many of our new homeowner’s children attending the school it is our absolute pleasure to be able to gift this money.
“Homes at Forest Park are designed to nestle in well with the rest of the village with modern family living in mind, each with a generous private garden, off-road parking and spacious living space, ideal for young families and professionals. We look forward to continuing to support the local community in the future.”