Staff, pupils and parents at a Stockport school were celebrating today after being given the news that they can finally finish a project that they have been working on for four years, thanks to a £5,000 community award from OneFamily.
Lane End Primary School has been working hard to raise the funds for an outdoor play that the pupils can enjoy all year round and the cash injection from OneFamily will be used to finally finish the ambitious trim trail project.
Beverley Sangster, a OneFamily customer and chair of the PTA, said: “Lane End is only a small primary school and we’ve been fundraising for four years to get the money together for an outdoor trim trail.
“The trail comprises a range of play equipment including climbing frames and clambering play activities which all the pupils can enjoy. Over the past four years we’ve raised the money for all of this equipment, but the OneFamily award means we can now fund the artificial grass safety flooring beneath, meaning the project can finally be completed.” she added.
“We’re so thankful for our award and would like to express our sincere gratitude to both OneFamily and everyone who voted. All the children are absolutely thrilled!”
Beverley applied for the funding from the OneFamily Foundation. Although only OneFamily customers can nominate a community project for funding, members of the public are encouraged to show their support via an online vote, with winning projects being those that secure the most votes.
OneFamily is a mutual organisation providing investments, savings, health and life insurance products to help families work together to meet the financial demands of modern life. As a customer owned business it is run for the benefit of its customers. The OneFamily Foundation redistributes a portion of the organisation’s profits, and aspires to make £5 million available to customers over the next five years to help them, their families and their local communities. The Foundation has already helped hundreds of customers with personal grants since its launch in 2014, and its funding pot is made possible due to the financial stability of the customer-owned organisation.
Anna Drabble, Head of Community at OneFamily, said: “We’re delighted that so many children will benefit from this marvellous trim trail at Lane End Primary school. A fun and healthy play area for all ages is a real boost to the school; the OneFamily Foundation exists to benefit its customers and their communities, and this is a perfect example of our work in action.”
To find out more about the OneFamily Foundation please visit www.foundation.onefamily.com
The OneFamily Foundation (formerly the Engage Foundation) was set up to benefit our customers, their families and the communities in which they live and work. There are two ways customers can benefit; personal grants or community awards. A number of personal grants of up to £500 are available every month to help them, or someone close to them in times or hardship, or simply to make things a little better. Community awards are open for nominations in Spring and Autumn, with awards of up to £5,000 and £25,000 available to help fund projects in their local community.