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Lancashire school installs shelter with help "love from Anwyl"

Anwyl’s Katie Jones visits Kirkland & Catterall St Helens Church of England Primary School where funding “Love From Anwyl” has helped install a shelter

Children and parents at a Lancashire school can shelter from the elements after receiving a funding boost “Love From Anwyl” Homes.

Kirkland and Catterall St Helen’s Church of England Primary School were gifted £1,500 after successfully applying for funds through the initiative.

Headteacher Andrew Scholz explained: “The school playground offers little natural protection from the elements and so Anwyl’s donation has enabled the construction of a much-needed shelter. We’re grateful to Anwyl for reaching out to us with such a generous donation. The children play out in all weathers and so the shelter has already had lots of use. It also means that parents and carers now have somewhere to take cover when they are waiting for the children at the end of the school day.”

Love From Anwyl is a voluntary scheme attached to the new homes we’re building on 8.5 acres of land just off the A6 in Catterall, close to Garstang and roughly halfway between Preston and Lancaster.

It’s in addition to Section 106 payments totalling more than £250,000 linked to the Cross Fields development.

Area sales manager Imogen Suffell said: “Kirkland and Catterall St Helen’s Church of England Primary School is around half a mile from our new homes and as good neighbours, we were happy to be able to help them. The shelter is a great addition to their outside space as it means children and adults alike can be protected from the weather all year round.”

Six other good causes in the Catterall area received a share of the £5,000 Love From Anwyl funding. These were Catterall Village Hall, Garstang Scout & Guide HQ, Catterall in Bloom, Catterall Gala Committee, 1st Kirkland and Catterall Scouts and the Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial at CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

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