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Waitrose customers help raise money for Hornchurch school after flooding

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 June 2018

Customers at Waitrose raised more than £180 for Ardleigh Green Infant School.

Customers at Waitrose raised more than £180 for Ardleigh Green Infant School.

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Upminster residents voted to raise money for a Hornchurch primary school after flooding led to structural damage in the classrooms.

On March 5, teachers at Ardleigh Green Infant School discovered that flooding had caused serious structural damage with about 6in of water, mainly in the hallway and reception classrooms.

Customers at Waitrose in St Marys Lane voted to support Ardleigh Green Infant School in Ardleigh Green Road after the school had to be closed for a week.

Waitrose Upminster then presented the school with a cheque for £183 through their Community Matters scheme.

Claire Hickey from the Waitrose Upminster branch told the Recorder: “Our Community Matters green token scheme is a great way for us to support causes that matter most to local people.

“Our customers were keen to place their votes for Ardleigh Green Infant School and we’re delighted we’ve been able to help raise funds for their new equipment.”

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