Kevin Hancock and Lindsay Devin from Newmarket Charitable Foundation were delighted to present one of the first grant awards made by Charity to Kettlefields Primary School, based in Dullingham.
The grant was made following a successful application to the Charity Grants Award scheme to support their new library project.
Headteacher Alicia Gadsby said: “We are so grateful to the Newmarket Charitable Foundation and our other benefactors for their kind and generous donations towards our school library project.
Reading for pleasure has been shown to have many non-literacy benefits. It can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve well-being throughout life. Children who read for pleasure make significantly more progress in vocabulary, spelling and maths than children who read very little. So having a school library is essential!
We are proud to be able to leave a legacy inspiring the children of Kettlefields for many years to come.”
Director of Newmarket Charitable Foundation, Dave Hall, added: “What an incredibly important project for our local young people. Again, we are pleased to be able to support this project which will benefit all the students at Kettlefields Primary School and thank all those who have made this possible.”
Newmarket Charitable Foundation Grants are on offer to community groups, charities and organisations in and around Newmarket and can be applied for by filling in our online form.
All applications are assessed on their own merit, but all causes, projects or charities must be based in the Newmarket area and should support at least one of the Charity’s three key pillars of activity.