Board donation in store for nursery

Sheryl McGarry - Deputy Nursery Manager, Jane Dixon - Nursery Manager, Rachel Cole - Nursery Supervisor, and Mark Jacklin - Store Manager.

Sheryl McGarry - Deputy Nursery Manager, Jane Dixon - Nursery Manager, Rachel Cole - Nursery Supervisor, and Mark Jacklin - Store Manager.

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Sainsbury’s has donated £100 to Putteridge Community Nursery as part of its support for the local community.

Manager at the Bury Park, Luton supermarket, Mark Jacklin, presented the cheque at the nursery on Friday.

Putteridge Community Nursery function as a charity and help children from many areas of the town to achieve their potential and prepare them for school life.

The donation will be put towards the cost of a new interactive whiteboard for the three- and four-year-old pre-school children, to help prepare them for primary school.

Funded through the Sainsbury’s Community Budget scheme, it was set up to help charitable groups in the local community and is partially funded by sales of the retailer’s ‘Bag for Life’. So for customers at Sainsbury’s Bury Park, Luton this means that they are not only making an environmental choice, they are also contributing to their local community.

Jane Dixon, Putteridge Community Nursery manager said: “We are very grateful for this donation from Sainsburys. We are fundraising for an interactive whiteboard.

“ We feel that this will enable us to provide exciting activities to improve the literacy and numeracy development for the children at our nursery.

“We had a brilliant Ofsted inspection in November 2013 where we were graded ‘good’ in all areas but we are always looking at ways to improve even further.”

Mr Jacklin said: “Our store is at the heart of the local community and is important we can play our part to support it. When we heard about Putteridge Community Nursery and their story, we just wanted to help to help out as much as we could.”

This year, Sainsbury’s has donated over £600,000 to local charities and community groups as part of the Community Budget scheme.

Last year, colleagues at the Luton, Bury Park store helped several local charities and community groups through the scheme, including a donation of bottled water to the volunteers at this year’s Luton International Carnival.