A social housing provider came to the rescue of a Diss school at the end of June after it had lodged an appeal for a rubbish skip.
Saffron Housing, a major Norfolk and Suffolk housing provider, donated a skip to the Diss Infants and Nursery School using funds from their community budget. A representative from the property firm stated they where spurred into action after seeing the appeal published in the June 13 edition of the Diss Express.
Jane Painter, chair of the Diss Infants School committee, said: “It was really incredible of Saffron Housing to do this and we really appreciate it.
“We are often known as a deprived school. What little money we had, we really needed to save for the new (play) equipment. By ourselves, it would have cost about £5,000 to remove the old equipment.
“We had an absolutely amazing response. Without the help, this would not have happened.”
Staff and generous parents turned out at the nursery, which is located on Fitzwalter Road, on the weekend of June 28 and with the help of the skip cleared the playground of rotten wooden equipment, which had reportedly been that way for around four years.
The volunteers also painted a new playhouse and paved the way for brand new apparatus, to be funded and installed by the school in the near future.