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Bender UK supports Sandside Lodge School

Published on: Monday 9th July 2018
Categorised under: Learn, Play , Education, Ulverston

Ulverston-based electrical safety specialist Bender UK has donated money to Sandside Lodge School.

The company presented the school with the £1,000, which was raised at a family fun-day, during a school assembly.

Sandside Lodge is a special school which caters for pupils aged between two and 19 who have learning difficulties.

Some pupils at the school have additional complex needs including autism, physical disabilities and sensory impairments.

Gareth Brunton, Bender UK's managing director, said: "Bender is a family orientated company and the fun-day was a way of showing how much we value the efforts of our employees and their families in making the UK business such a huge success.

"In the same way, the £1,000 donation to Sandside Lodge School shows our appreciation for the support the business receives from the Ulverston community.

We are very proud to be part of that community, creating jobs and prosperity within the Ulverston area and offering career opportunities."

The school has confirmed they will put the donation towards a playground in the new school which opens in 2019.

The fun-day, held in the sunshine at Bender UK, was organised specifically for Bender employees and their families.

The activities included a treasure hunt, sports events, catering and refreshments, inflatables, children’s games and a raffle with prizes donated by Bender’s local and regional partners and suppliers.

Proceeds from raffle tickets raised over £700, with the remainder of the £1,000 contributed by Bender UK.

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