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Tarmac donates to local school

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Tarmac’s Tunstead plant has donated £100 to Buxton Infant School, to go towards new playground equipment.

The school has around 170 pupils aged 4 – 7. It approached Tarmac for support, and the rest of the money has been raised by the Parent Teachers Association through a series of fundraising events including a spring disco, a sponsored Zumbathon, a summer fair and supermarket bag packing.

£4000 of its £6000 target has now been raised, and will be used to purchase a climbing wall and climbing frame, along with the required safety surfaces.

Viv Russell, Director of Lime and Powders at Tarmac in Tunstead, said: “We were glad to make a donation to Buxton Infant School. Our site continues to work closely within the local community and we have supported a number of charities, sports clubs and community events over the years. We wish the school and its PTA luck in its remaining fundraising efforts.”

Laura Bowers, Chair of the PTA, said: “Parents meet regularly to discuss what they feel efforts should be concentrated on and in February 2016 'Project playground' was formed. The donation we received from Tarmac at Tunstead will help us as we continue to work towards achieving our target and the parents, children and teachers cannot thank the company enough.”

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