Schoolgirl sparks fundraising bid
A simple wish of extra space to sit with friends evolved into a community project led by the children and supported by parents and business.
When Spofforth Primary Year 2 pupil Ruby Hill suggested to the school council that more seating was needed, the children were quick to jump into action.
Ruby kicked started the project by raising over £200 and more sponsored events and cake sales followed.
Funds were boosted further by a Bettys and Taylors Community Investment Fund grant and a discount on the bench from Playscheme who made and installed it.
Headteacher Paul Griffiths said: “It’s fantastic to see children, parents and the wider community come together to support one child’s simple wish.
“We have all been touched by everyone’s generosity and I have been inspired by Ruby’s motivation to achieve her wish.”