Your News: Tombola helps school pupils

Easter tombola at the Co-op in Bourne to raise funds for Willoughby School. From left, Paula Woodland, Hailey Woodland and Margaret Burkitt.
Easter tombola at the Co-op in Bourne to raise funds for Willoughby School. From left, Paula Woodland, Hailey Woodland and Margaret Burkitt.

Community spirit during Easter has helped to raise funds for a local school.

The Central England Co-operative foodstore in the Burghley Centre, Bourne, has been busy fundraising for one of its chosen charities to support during 2014, Willoughby School, an all ages special school in Bourne.

Store community champion, Steve Diamond, said: “We chose to support the Willoughby School because they do a wonderful job in the local community.

“Many of our customers have a link to the school and share our ethos of support.

“The Easter tombola was a huge success and we raised £270.

“All our fundraising this year will be dedicated to the Willoughby School.”

Headteacher, Adam Booker, said,” This fundraising has been a great team effort from all involved – we can’t thank everyone enough.

“Pupils and parents contributed to the Easter tombola and we were knocked out by the support from the store team and their customers in Bourne.

“We are blessed to be a part of the Bourne community. It’s a real honour one of the country’s leading retail operations has chosen to support us.”