Representatives from Mansfield Town F.C. recently visited the brand new Fountaindale School to celebrate the opening of the facility and lift the spirits amongst young pupils.Our commercial manager, Paul Nyland, was joined by first team players Liam Hearn and Luke Jones on a visit to the school, which specialises in helping youngsters who have complex physical and sensory needs.
“We were privileged to be asked to go along to witness the opening of the new Fountaindale School,” said Mr Nyland.
“Our commercial partners, Hall-Fast, have raised thousands of pounds to help with both the building of the new facility, and also to support the children who attend the school.”
Meanwhile, tickets are continuing to sell well for the third Hall-Fast Charity Ball, which is aiming to raise money for local good causes – including Fountaindale School.
The ball takes place on Friday 29 May at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex.
Local businessman Malk Hall is the brains behind the fundraising bonanza, which has helped to raise thousands of pounds to buy equipment for the Nottingham Road school, in previous years.
The event is just one in a number of fundraising challenges that Mr Hall, who is owner of the award-winning Mansfield firm Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies, is organising this year. Another cause which will benefit from Hall-Fast’s fundraising is Headway UK – the brain injury charity.
He said: “Over the next 12 months we have committed to raising £30,000 with £15,000 going to the Fountaindale School, and the other £15,000 being split between Headway UK and Headway Nottingham.
“We hope half of the money will be raised from the Hall-Fast Charity Ball, with the other half being raised from a Nottingham Rugby Charity bike ride in April and also a ‘300 miles in 24 hours’ bike ride (Newcastle to London) in August.”