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Mr Fothergill’s steps in to help after children’s primary school garden is vandalised

September 23rd, 2013 | News | 0 Comments

10/09/13 Donation presentation at Burton End Primary

David Turner of Mr Fothergill’s meets the children of Burton End Primary School to hand over new seeds and plants to help them repair their vandalised school garden

Staff at Mr Fothergill’s in Suffolk were saddened to learn that children at a local primary school returned after the summer holiday to find their school garden had been vandalised.   The garden they had been tending the term before had been badly damaged including ripped up apple trees and benches.

“We read an article about the crime at Burton End Primary School in the Haverhill Weekly News and were determined to help get the children gardening again,” said the company’s joint managing director John Fothergill. “There is no better way of letting children understand how food is produced than by growing their own.”

Mr Fothergill’s David Turner (pictured here) visited the school garden in early September armed with a wide assortment of vegetable seeds and an offer to supply fruit trees of the school’s choice. “It was sad to know that someone would go and do something like this,” commented David.

Head teacher at Burton End School Fay Trussler said the children would appreciate sowing the seeds and tending the plants as they are enthusiastic gardeners.