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School gets new dishwasher served up on a plate

Mulberry School at Standlake has just been given a new dishwasher for free due to the generosity of the winner of a recent prize draw, held by the Council.

Richard Lethbridge of Fulbrook was picked at random from 1700 residents who completed a questionnaire in the latest environment survey run by West Oxfordshire District Council. A prize of an environmentally-friendly domestic appliance worth up to £300 was offered as an incentive to maximise the response to the survey.

He says:- “ I was surprised and delighted to learn that my name had been picked out as the prize draw winner. But we are fortunate enough to have recently had a new kitchen installed so I thought it would be better for the prize to go to a more deserving cause

“I chose Mulberry Bush School as I have always been immensely impressed by the excellent work carried out by staff there for children in their care.”

The school for 5-12 year-olds who are some of the most distressed and vulnerable primary school children in the country has consequently just taken delivery of a brand new dishwasher and microwave oven jointly worth £300. Both pieces of equipment have the highest energy efficiency rating – AAA.

Zoie Head a school manager says “The donation of this equipment came completely out of the blue and we are extremely grateful for Mr Lethbridge’s generosity. It is not every day you get a brand new dishwasher and microwave oven served up on a plate like this completely free of charge. I am sure both will be very well used indeed.”

The environment survey ran through August and September 2007 and involved questionnaires being mailed at random to 7000 households across West Oxfordshire. It was also available for completion online on the District Council’s website.

It asked residents’ views and opinions on subjects ranging from the Council’s refuse and recycling services to issues like global warming, action to protect the environment, safety in the community and participation in recreational activities.

The survey will help the Council develop a strategy for managing the local environment in coming years. Its results in full detail can be found by logging on to www.westoxon.gov.uk/environment

Posted : 29/02/2008 18:08:32

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