Grove gets special bed thanks to Simpsons

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

Thursday, 8th February 2018, 6:14 am
Grove School pupil Oliver Ferrier tests out the new bed funded by the Simpson McCreath Trust.

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.

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“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.”

Simpsons Malt is the UK’s biggest independently owned grain merchant and maltster.

Simpsons Malt owns grain merchant McCreath, Simpson & Prentice, which purchases in excess of 300,000 tonnes of malting barley from more than 2,000 farmers in the north of England and Scotland.