Woodham Academy has new life-saving equipment and a range of sports kit, thanks to the generous donation of a North East company.
Building and roofing specialist Hodgson Sayers has donated a defibrillator for Woodham Academy’s sports hall and training kit for the school’s netball, rugby, basketball and football teams.
The donation, worth almost £2,000, comes after the Stanley-based company completed the installation of new roofing at Woodham Academy.
David Coates, business manager at Woodham Academy, said: “I would like to thank the company for its very generous donation.
“The defibrillator is something we had wanted to purchase for a long time, so that we can respond swiftly should a pupil or member of staff require urgent, life-saving treatment. Needless to say, the pupils are thrilled with their new kit.”
Colin Howey, contracts manager at Stanley-based Hodgson Sayers, said: “I was aware the school was urgently seeking a defibrillator and required new training kit for its various sports groups.
“I informed the senior management team at Hodgson Sayers, and they were very happy to help out with the donation of just under £2,000.
It is always rewarding when you can leave a project and know you have left a mark in other ways.”
• Pictured above: Woodham Academy business manager David Coates and James Rolt from Hodgson Sayers with students in their new sports kit.