Sandon festival donation to help build school playground

PUBLISHED: 17:12 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:12 02 August 2018

Sandon JMI chair of governors Paul Heath and headteacher Emma McGill were happy to received a check from Lawrie Alderman and Richard Maskell following the Sandon Fields Festival. Picture: Courtesy of Lawrie Alderman

Sandon JMI chair of governors Paul Heath and headteacher Emma McGill were happy to received a check from Lawrie Alderman and Richard Maskell following the Sandon Fields Festival. Picture: Courtesy of Lawrie Alderman

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Organisers of the Sandon Fields Festival have presented a cheque for £5,000 to the village school.

Richard Maskell and Lawrie Alderman, who wanted to demonstrate their commitment to the community with the event, were pleased to give the donation to Sandon JMI School.

The money raised will go towards a new playground, which will be done over the school holidays.

Lawrie, who owns Poplars Farm where the festival was held in June, said that “Sandon School would be a worthy contender for the money raising aspect of the festival”.

Approximately 2,700 people attended the music and world food weekend, which included live music and acts across a variety of genres.

The organisers stated: “We were very pleased with the outcome of the festival.

“We look forward to bringing another festival to Sandon in June 2019, which will hope will have even bigger acts attending.”

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