Eye school donation makes a splash
Eye Church of England Primary School will be refurbishing its swimming pool thanks in part to a Â£5,000 donation from local housebuilder Larkfleet Homes.
Head teacher Jason Webster said the school was very thankful for the grant from the Larkfleet Community Fund.
He said: “We have had a pool at the school for some time but it is now starting to look tired.
“It is the school’s intention to get more closely involved in the community – for example we currently provide facilities for Eye Juniors Football Team and Eye Amateur Pantomime Society. Opening the pool to community users on evenings, weekends and holidays is part of that process.
“We need to renovate the pool to fulfil that ambition. We are close to reaching our target of £47,000 thanks to the donation from the Larkfleet Community Fund. Work on the refurbishment is due to begin in January and will take about six weeks to complete.”
The donation is the first major grant from the Larkfleet Community Fund, managed by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, following a change in the way it is run.
The Larkfleet Community Fund was established in 2013 to support the integration of Larkfleet housing developments within their local setting and help to create sustainable communities. It offered easily accessible cash to support local charitable projects.
Karl Hick, CEO of The Larkfleet Group of Companies, said: “Larkfleet Homes and Allison Homes are committed to making a difference to their local communities.
“We have a long history of supporting good causes and of helping to create communities, not just through the building of houses but also through grants to support projects that will benefit local people and the local neighbourhood.”