Bank team’s gift to school

Good cause: Lorraine McIntyre, pictured with her daughter Amelia, aged eight, donated �4,000 from the Lloyds Banking Group to the Highbury School hydrotherapy pool fund
Good cause: Lorraine McIntyre, pictured with her daughter Amelia, aged eight, donated �4,000 from the Lloyds Banking Group to the Highbury School hydrotherapy pool fund
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AN AWARD-winning team have handed over £4,000 to raise a school’s hopes of buying a new hydrotherapy pool.

The Lloyds Banking Human Resources Reward team won an industry award last year. As part of their prize, the team, based in Trinity Road, Halifax as well as Edinburgh, Bristol and London, were told they could choose three charities to donate to.

Employee Lorraine McIntyre, from Hipperholme, nominated her daughter Amelia’s school.

Highbury School in Rastrick want to raise £250,000 to replace their 30-year-old hydrotherapy pool. They are edging closer to half their target and already have £116,000 in the bank.

“They’ve done very well but have an awful lot of money to raise. Being such a small school it’s hard to get high-profile donations to boost that fund,” said Lorraine.

Her daughter has cerebral palsy. “Amelia has limited mobiility so it gives her the opportunity to relax in the water and use her muscles.

“It’s a very calm and safe environment that we don’t always get in a public facility,” she said.

The pool would not only help her daughter but allow the 50 pupils a chance for well-earned fun.

Headteacher Pam Sellars said they were delighted with the donation.

“Every penny counts and we’re very grateful to Lorraine and her team,” she said.

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