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Merchants pitch in for good causes

Published:  28 July, 2011

LINCOLN: Children at Waddington All Saints School will find it easier to study IT, thanks to local builders' merchant, Jackson.

The merchant has funded the installation of bench tables in the computer room.

Jackson's managing director, Andy Williams, visited the school to see the children using the room. He said: "We have a strong relationship with the school and help it wherever we can. Many of our staff and customers have children who are students here. The children previously had to use tables of different heights.

NORTHANTS: Mather-Franks, a Rushden-based Care Group, is celebrating the creation of a new garden with the help of students at Moulton College, supplies from builders' merchant Travis Perkins and a life-changing prize from Connect FM's Make a Difference competition.

Connect FM teamed up with Moulton College and Travis Perkins to offer the ultimate free DIY SOS.

Following the selection of a shortlist, it was up to the radio station's listeners to decide who was the most worthy recipient.

The Irchester Road-based care group supports people in residential care who have learning disabilities.

Travis Perkins, whose head office is based in Northampton, provided all of the materials for the project, which included decking, fencing, brick and blocks, among other key materials to create the garden.