Thatchers Foundation funds Sandford crossing patrol

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 January 2017

Thatchers Foundation donate funds to provide a Lollipop man at Sandford Primary School , Somerset    See Press Release for Captions
Pic by Martin Bennett

Thatchers Foundation donate funds to provide a Lollipop man at Sandford Primary School , Somerset See Press Release for Captions Pic by Martin Bennett

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A North Somerset charity has ‘generously’ donated money to a primary school to ensure pupils are safe when crossing a busy road.

Sandford Primary School received £4,000 from the Thatchers Foundation to preserve its school crossing patrol for another year after North Somerset Council scrapped its funding for lollipop ladies.

Headteacher Lin Williams said: “Thank you to the foundation for funding the school crossing patrol for the next twelve months.

“Pupil safety is the school’s main priority, therefore to be able to maintain this service is essential.”

Foundation trustee Anne Thatcher added: “We’re delighted to be able to step in and enable this vital service to be maintained for pupils at the school.

“It would be unthinkable not to have a pedestrian crossing or school patrol here, and when we heard that there was a dilemma over funding, it made total sense to contribute, which we do with a very willing heart.”

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