Simpson McCreath Trust donates thousands to local school

Simpson McCreath Trust, in Berwick-upon-Tweed, has awarded a much-needed grant to nearby Tweedmouth school, Grove School, as part of its commitment to local initiatives.

The trust, run by local family-owned maltster Simpsons Malt, has donated £5,000 to the local school, which provides education and care for pupils with severe learning difficulties.

The funds will be used to purchase a specially adapted bed which will help staff to carry out essential physiotherapy programmes for pupils, which are currently carried out at floor level causing problems for both pupils and staff.

Penny Derries, Grove School head teacher explained, “Physiotherapy can be distressing and uncomfortable for some of our learners. As many of our pupils have very poor eye-sight, the ability to practice physiotherapy sessions at eye-level will be of great reassurance.

“We are very grateful to The Simpson McCreath Trust for their generous donation. As a school, we’re committed to ensuring the very best education and care for every learner, and this grant will help us continue to honour this commitment.”

Simpson McCreath Trust is committed to supporting local causes, having previously awarded grants to other local schools, sports teams and community projects.

Simpson McCreath Trust board member David McCreath OBE added, “Giving back to our community, particularly to young people, reflects our core values.  We are proud to help make a difference for the students at Grove School with the addition of this very important resource for the pupils.”

Pictured: Grove School pupil Oliver Ferrier tests out the new bed