Wisbech potato processing firm Lamb Weston hands over £1,000 to Meadowgate Academy in 25th birthday for the company

05 November, 2019 - 15:00
Wisbech potato firm Lamb Weston handed over £1,000 to Meadowgate Academy during their 25 years in business celebrations. Picture: Supplied/Meadowgate

Wisbech potato firm Lamb Weston handed over £1,000 to Meadowgate Academy during their 25 years in business celebrations. Picture: Supplied/Meadowgate

Supplied/Meadowgate

A Fenland business celebrating 25 years in trade has donated £1,000 to local school, Meadowgate Academy.

Potato processing firm Lamb Weston, based in Wisbech, handed over the giant cheque to staff and pupils at the special education school.

A team from the company also delivered a workshop where they taught pupils about the process potatoes go on from the ground to the shop floor.

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Emma Bird, head of sixth form at Meadowgate Academy, said: "The team cooked up some samples of their products for the students to try, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

"Lamb Weston kindly gave a small group of students a factory tour earlier in the year which demonstrates the company's community focus."

The cash donated to the Fen school will go towards a new academy minibus.

The school is looking to raise £17,000 so they are able to win support from the Variety Club of Great Britain's sunshine coaches fund, who will match whatever is raised.

The school already has more than £12,000 from various donations and fundraising activities over the last year.

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