Rob Jollow, in our maintenance team at Leatherhead, nominated the West Ashtead Primary School for our Adopt a School initiative. Rob’s grandson used to attend the school and he felt this was a good opportunity to give something back to the school where his grandson was so happy.
After an initial meeting with Mr Hart, the Headteacher, we learned of his plans to create a pond for the school in memory of a fellow pupil they had lost, and we felt this was something we could help with.
Mark Jepson, Leatherhead depot shift manager, contacted CD Fencing to ask for 30 metres of picket fencing and gate to either be donated or given at a reasonable price. CD Fencing offered to donate labour and materials for this memorial project. Three men and a digger were put quickly to use and completed the task within two shifts.
Suzie Denham, CD Fencing office manager, said that they were honoured to be part of the project. “All of us at CD Fencing hope that our involvement brings many years of enjoyment to the children of West Ashtead School. Also, most importantly, we hope to keep the happy memories for the family and friends for which this project was intended for.”
The pond will give pupils the opportunity to understand more about pond life and increase the natural diversity in a part of their school grounds. Dave Minty, CD Fencing director, said: “It was a pleasure to have been involved in this memorial project”.