Firm donates furniture

Gareth Green from Tide, Elland, with William Simms 10, Alyssia Walker 10, Dylan Johnson 10 and Lisa Fish 10, from Old Earth School  and Deanfield School.
Gareth Green from Tide, Elland, with William Simms 10, Alyssia Walker 10, Dylan Johnson 10 and Lisa Fish 10, from Old Earth School and Deanfield School.

Schools have saved more than £5,000 thanks to a generous donation from a business.

Gareth Green, business manager at Elland based recruitment firm Tide offered out old office furniture as an act of good will.

Old Earth and Deanfield schools benefited as a result and saved five and a half thousand pounds in the process, according to Gareth.

He said: “We really wanted to play our part in helping schools in our local area.”

Usually a school desk and chair can cost up to £290, Gareth added, saying money saved can go towards sports equipment.