Donation to help school

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The ABS Foundation, the charitable arm of Elland-based print management firm ABS UK Ltd, has donated £2,000 to a school in India to help with repairs after the community was devastated during the monsoon season.

The donation will help towards rebuilding the roof of East Coast Primary School in Tharangambadi, India which was badly damaged by flooding.

Trustee of the foundation John Lees, also founder of ABS UK Ltd, heard of the devastating news and flew out to the region to lend a hand volunteering in the clean-up operation.

The donation from ABS will go towards weather proofing the roof tiles to prevent any further damage inside the classrooms.

Mr Lees said: “I spent a full week volunteering in 35 degree heat but it was all worth it when I was able to spend time with the children and see how our funding was helping to improve their education.”