Surprise for St. Paul’s pupils as Sainsburys donate equipment

Sainsbury's Strand Road colleagues, Christine Devine, Store Manager Daniel Pritchard and Edel Williamson pictured with Principle, Mrs McFeely and pupils Callum Moore and Kelsey McDaid with bundle of new Active Kids equipment
Sainsbury's Strand Road colleagues, Christine Devine, Store Manager Daniel Pritchard and Edel Williamson pictured with Principle, Mrs McFeely and pupils Callum Moore and Kelsey McDaid with bundle of new Active Kids equipment

Pupils from Derry school who lost their gardening and sports equipment when their shed burned down in the summer, have been given a brand new bundle of Active Kids equipment thanks to staff from Sainsburys on the Strand Road.

Colleagues from the store heard about the blaze which happened in August and put together a selection of equipment including trowels, seeds and a variety of cooking equipment.

Daniel Pritchard, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Strand Road, said: “It was awful to hear about the damage caused to the shed at St. Paul’s Primary School. The least we could do was donate some Active Kids equipment to replace the lost items. We hope the pupils enjoy the new equipment and we’re looking forward to seeing the eco-gardening project progress.”

Principal of St Paul’s, Mrs Catrina McFeely, said: “The children were over the moon about the surprise visit. It was devastating to lose the equipment we’d collected over the years. We can’t thank the Sainsburys team enough for the Active Kids equipment.”