Company wings in to help duck day top charity target

Bowling Green Primary School thanks Sonoco with their help with the school's duck race which raised �2,000.'Organisers Kath Brown (left) and Adelle Van Deventer (right) and students Amy Linford, four and Eddie Armitage, five, with Bryan Rhodes from Sonoco.
Bowling Green Primary School thanks Sonoco with their help with the school's duck race which raised �2,000.'Organisers Kath Brown (left) and Adelle Van Deventer (right) and students Amy Linford, four and Eddie Armitage, five, with Bryan Rhodes from Sonoco.
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THERE were plenty of quacks on the back for a local business who helped pupils raise £2,000.

Bowling Green Primary School held a duck race last month at Black Brook, by the Sonoco Board Mills, Stainland.

Village recycling firm Sonoco, which closed the road, and gave the brook over to organisers, and other local businesses including Pennine Housing helped provide raffle prizes.

When their total fell just short of £2,000, Sonoco stepped forward and offered to make up the difference.

The day was organised by the Parent Teacher Association.

“It’s great when a local company goes out of their way to support a school fund-raising event,” said headteacher Anne Walker.

“All the Sonoco staff were absolutely brilliant on the day and their generous contribution to make our final total of £2,000 was the icing on the cake. A big thank you goes to the company from the Bowling Green School Association and the staff and children at the school.”

Pupils decided to repay their generous neighbours by creating a handmade card full of their thank you messages.

Amy Linford and Eddie Armitage handed the card over on behalf of their schoolmates.