Estate agency gives support to community by donating cash to their local schools

THRILLED Back from left, Andy Smith and Jane Munden, directors at Northwood estate agents. Front from left, Sam Tiller, Katie Manning, Erin Littler and Joshua Bosher
THRILLED Back from left, Andy Smith and Jane Munden, directors at Northwood estate agents. Front from left, Sam Tiller, Katie Manning, Erin Littler and Joshua Bosher
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PUPILS had a welcome boost to their fundraising efforts after a number of iPads were donated to their schools.

Solent Infant and Juniors in Farlington paid a visit to property agents Northwood in Drayton.

The Northwood team handed over iPads to the children to offer as prizes in their summer raffles and launched a donation scheme designed to help boost school funds every time they sell a property.

Northwood director Jane Munden said: ‘We will be happy to donate £100 to either Solent Junior or Solent Infant School when we are instructed to sell a property.

‘All our client needs to do is mention they chose Northwood because of one of the Solent Schools and we will make a donation to the Solent school of their choice.’

The ongoing financial support means the schools’ parent teacher associations have been able to buy all sorts for the children.

This includes an adventure playground and an outdoor playhouse at the infants.

They also bought keyboards, cameras and outdoor equipment for the juniors.

Sam Tiller, 11, is the head boy at the juniors.

He said: ‘It’s nice of them to donate money to our school as there are lots of schools round here and it’s nice they picked ours.’

Katie Manning, 11, is head girl at the school and she added: ‘It helps the school have more activities and makes school a nicer place because we are being helped by other people.’

Juniors headteacher Elizabeth Cooper said it’s good for the schools to have support from the community.

‘Both schools value the support from Northwood estate agents and hope that the iPads will encourage lots of people to participate in our summer raffles,’ she said.

‘Our PTAs provide the schools with many wonderful resources for the children that simply would not be possible if we did not get such generous support from our local community.’