Abbey School supports sporting legacy
Mon 20 Jul 2015
Abbey Catholic Primary School in Erdington has pledged its support to Green & Co’s sporting legacy campaign by handing over sports equipment to staff from the agent’s Erdington lettings branch.
Local estate agent Green & Co had teamed up with the Sutton Coldfield Community Games to ask the local community to donate unwanted sports equipment in the run up the Games.
Collection branches were placed in Green & Co’s branches across Sutton Coldfield, Erdington, Great Barr, Castle Bromwich and Tamworth – and everything collected will be redistributed to local good causes including Sport Birmingham and the ReUsers Centre in Sutton Coldfield.
After an overwhelming response from local people, Green & Co have now picked up donations from three local schools – including Abbey Catholic Primary School, which held a collection of its own from parents and pupils.
Sam Cherry from Green & Co’s Erdington branch visited the school during its end of term sports day along with Dennis Kennedy, founder of the Sutton Coldfield Community Games, to pick up the donation.
Chris Green, director at Green & Co, said: “We have been touched by the generosity of local people, especially those that made a special trip to our branches across Sutton Coldfield, Erdington, Great Barr, Castle Bromwich and Tamworth just to donate kit.
“It also shows the community spirit in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington that a number of local organisations have been keen to get involved, from schools like Abbey to sports clubs like Sutton Coldfield RFC.
“The amount of equipment we have collected is far higher than anyone could have imagined and we’re now making arrangements to redistribute it to worthy causes.”
Julie-Anne Tallon from Abbey Catholic Primary School said: “We had a very strong relationship with the Sutton Coldfield Community Games with many of our staff and pupils there over the weekend and when we heard what Green & Co was doing we were really keen to get involved.
“We were delighted to be able to hand over some equipment to support the cause and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event.”