Donation is a treat for school

Edith Weston Primary School Jo Appleton (School Leader) and Skye Charters (Year 4 pupil), and the new front page of the website using Skye's initial sketch. EMN-140407-112447001

Edith Weston Primary School Jo Appleton (School Leader) and Skye Charters (Year 4 pupil), and the new front page of the website using Skye's initial sketch. EMN-140407-112447001

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A primary school in Rutland have experienced a Christmas miracle of sorts, as a local resident donated £60 to the school.

Staff at Edith Weston Primary School were in for a shock on Tuesday morning when local ice cream van owner Andy Fardell dropped in unexpectedly and handed over the generous 
donation.

Andy has an ice cream van which he takes to Rutland Water and Normanton Church during the hot summer months to quench people’s appetite and gave them a tasty treat.

According to headteacher at Edith Weston Primary School, Jo Appleton: “Andy introduced a tip jar over the summer and accumulated £60 overall.

“He asked customers whether they had a charity in mind for the money to go to, but he instead decided to donate it to the school, and he came in this morning to give it to us.”

Mrs Appleton said the school was considering what to do with the money.

She added: “With the donation, there is the potential to buy some games and toys for the children, to make wet play times more fun for 
everyone.

“The majority of pupils at the school are from military backgrounds and have parents in military services, so the children would love a nice treat.”

The school are incredibly grateful for this donation from Andy, and it has given them a warm and fuzzy feeling just in time for 
Christmas!