Community joins together to support Henry Hinde Infant School

Community joins together to support Henry Hinde Infant School

This November, pupils and staff at Henry Hinde Infant School arrived at school one Monday morning to find a fire had destroyed their playtime and learning equipment as well as damaging a much-loved outdoor play area.

What happened next was something that no one expected. Following an appeal on the Rugby Advertiser and Rugby FM, the school was inundated with offers of help and support.

Fleur Edwards, Principal of Henry Hinde Infant School, said: “Almost instantly, we were contacted by so many kind members of our community offering their time as well as donations to help us to restore what we had lost and put a smile back on the children’s faces.

“It has been so heart-warming to see this special community coming together to support our children and we are all so grateful to everyone who has helped us during this upsetting time.”

Mrs Edwards continued: “Thanks must go to four members of Homebase Rugby who joined forces with parents and grandparents to clear the fire site ready for the New Year. Other kind donations have been received from shoppers at Sainsbury’s who have donated £165, the school is currently named as Asda’s Give a Gift at Christmas and Rugby Round Table have also donated money to buy two large construction kits.

“We would also like to say a special thanks to members of the local community who have also given what they can, donating toys and money for the cause. Thank you all!”