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Ixworth Free School receives £1,000 towards extra equipment for new pitch




A property developer has donated £1,000 to a village school so it can buy additional equipment for an all weather pitch to be enjoyed by the whole community.

Persimmon handed a cheque to Ixworth Free School to buy items for its new facility, which opened just before Easter.

The all weather pitch is a joint venture between the school and Ixworth’s Jiggens Trust and was made possible following a £65,000 grant from charity Garfield Weston.

Simon Rolfe, from Persimmon, presents a cheque to the school for £1,000. Headteacher Mark Barrow with the cheque. Picture by Mark Westley.
Simon Rolfe, from Persimmon, presents a cheque to the school for £1,000. Headteacher Mark Barrow with the cheque. Picture by Mark Westley.

The pitch will be available for the village including Ixworth Primary School to use.

Mark Barrow, headteacher at Ixworth Free School, said: “We’re delighted a local property developer has chosen to award us the money. It isn’t just the school benefiting, it’s the village.”



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