We have been overwhelmed by the wealth of support given to us by the local business community for ‘Give a Day’ (GAD). Generous financial donations were received from Thomas Graham, The Cumberland Building Society, Brampton and Longtown Rotary as well as from individuals.
Local joiner, Paul Thompson and his team of ex-WHS students have constructed seating and planting areas for us, giving a day of their time free of charge. TG Norman supplied the wood at a specially discounted price and Whitesyke Garden Centre supplied plants, liners and compost at a greatly reduced cost. Brampton Skip Hire provided top soil free of charge and more handles donated the fittings needed.
Volunteers from the local area including People First Youth Project, The Cumberland Building Society, as well as staff and students from WHS have worked hard to complete the project. A huge thank you to Carlisle Youth Zone who kindly delivered gingerbread for our lovely volunteers.
The students are delighted with their new seating area and have already been using the benches during break times.
To further enhance the space, our Art Department are working with Year 7 students to design and lay a mosaic around the seating during the summer. Once completed, the area will be officially opened by the Brampton and Longtown Rotary President.
Local Senior Citizens will have a chance to use the area when they visit for the annual summer tea party on Monday, 15 July.