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Radford Foundation helps fund new play area at local school

13 June 2023

A generous donation by The Radford Foundation has enabled a primary school in Pleasley to install a new outdoor play area.

Precisely £26,744.40 has been given towards the cost of the new play space at Farmilo Primary School.

Contributions of £2,195.03 from One Call Insurance’s ‘Round to a Pound’ option, as well as £24,549.37 from The Radford Foundation, have made the new play area possible.

One Call’s ‘Round to a Pound’ option gave customers the choice of rounding their insurance payments up to the nearest pound in 2022, which have helped towards the build of the outdoor play facility.

The Radford Foundation - set up in June 2013 by Mansfield Town owners John and Carolyn Radford – is dedicated to the development of young people in Mansfield.

John & Carolyn Radford said: “Being fit and active is so important for children and they need the right facilities to make this possible.

“Play areas such as this are beneficial in supporting children to develop physical, social and communication skills, and so we hope this new facility will be a real benefit to the pupils at Farmilo School.”

They added: “We’re incredibly grateful to each One Call customer for helping us in supporting local causes. We know that things haven’t been easy this past year due to the cost-of-living crisis, so any amount donated, no matter how big or small, is appreciated.

“Our ‘Round to a Pound’ initiative is ongoing and we look forward to support more local charities and causes heading forward.”

Headteacher at Farmilo Primary School, Suzanne Tryner, said: “The pupils are thrilled about the new play area.

“Budgets are so tight at the moment and we probably wouldn’t have been able to replace it. It’s really important to us that the children get the equipment they need to play on.

“We’d had the previous one for twelve years and it had started to rot away, so it had to be condemned and taken away.

“We asked The Radford Foundation if they could help a little towards the contribution towards a new play area but they were very generous and said they would pay for it all, so we’re really grateful.”

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