VEKA Helps Local School Start New Chapter
PVC-U systems supplier Veka Group, has transformed a double decker bus into an inspirational reading space for a local primary school, after it won thousands of online votes. Children at Whittlefield Primary School were delighted to get a first look inside their new school library when it was officially opened by the Mayor of Burnley; who is also a former pupil of the school!
The company worked with regional radio station 2BR to promote the ‘Veka Community Challenge’, where local projects could be nominated for a ‘big fix’ and Whittlefield Primary School was overwhelmingly voted the winner.
The transformation took just five weeks, with help from a host of businesses across Lancashire and more than 750 hours of volunteered time. Headteacher Helen Kershaw said: “We had the bus donated and had begun to do the basic groundwork, but turning it into a usable and beautiful library became an overwhelming challenge we simply couldn’t complete without help. We are absolutely thrilled with the work that has been done; it’s phenomenal and we’re so grateful! I even cried a little when I saw the completed top deck. Before this, we didn’t have the space for a dedicated library within the school, so it really will make an enormous difference for generations of pupils.”
Marketing Director Dawn Stockell said: “We were thrilled to work on what became the ‘Whittlefield Woodland Library Bus’. The company is well known for getting stuck in to charity work, community causes and local projects. It’s a significant part of the company’s ethos and one that we are very proud of. With the ‘Community Challenge’, we wanted to offer the local community an opportunity to benefit from the team’s practical skills and partnering with 2BR gave us this chance.”
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