Youngsters in Yapton will benefit from funds boost

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A CASH injection thanks to a Walberton hotel will help pupils in Yapton.

The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel has presented the Friends of Yapton School with a cheque for £1,453 after they took part in Hilton in the Community Foundation’s annual Around the World in a Day.

The money will be used to help fund outside refurbishment work at Yapton Primary School and will provide beneficial outdoor facilities, including sun shelters.

The hotel’s general manager, Darren Walsh, said: “We were thrilled with the fun Around the World in a Day event, which has meant real support for Friends of Yapton School.

“It is one of the highlights of our community calendar and great to be part of something happening on the same day across the whole of Europe.”

The event saw the local community step up and travel Around the World in a Day to raise funds. Using cycle machines, they collected kilometres and sponsorship.

The hotel also held Yapton Primary School’s summer fete in the grounds, providing interesting stalls, balloons and refreshments.

The hotel’s support of the Friends of Yapton School falls under Hilton in the Community Foundation’s banner of creating brighter futures for young people,

Simon Sheehan, director of the foundation, said: “We are continually delighted by the passion and commitment shown by our team members to deserving causes in their local communities.

“Around the World in a Day enables us to support a wide range of local causes. It is vital businesses give back and this event is one expression of this ongoing focus. We are grateful to our volunteers for delivering a fun and successful event.”