College bowled over by donation

PUBLISHED: 13:54 05 March 2014 | UPDATED: 13:55 05 March 2014

The chairman of the Gibbons Family Trust Roger Dawe and trustee Kerensa Pearson presented a cheque for £30,000 to Exmouth Community College principal Tony Alexander, chair of govenors Liz Lee and Richard Thompson who is head of PE at the college for the purchase of some new cricket nets. Also pictured with the group are year eight students Lavinia De Saram and Leo Vandenberg. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 4306-09-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

The chairman of the Gibbons Family Trust Roger Dawe and trustee Kerensa Pearson presented a cheque for £30,000 to Exmouth Community College principal Tony Alexander, chair of govenors Liz Lee and Richard Thompson who is head of PE at the college for the purchase of some new cricket nets. Also pictured with the group are year eight students Lavinia De Saram and Leo Vandenberg. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 4306-09-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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Young cricketers at Exmouth Community College are getting some new facilities in which to hone their skills after a donation from a local charity.

The Gibbons Family Trust, which makes grants to support children and young people in East Devon, handed over a cheque for £30,000 for the purchase of some new cricket nets.

The donation was accepted by college principal Tony Alexander, chair of governors Liz Lee, and head of PE Richard Thompson, who were delighted with the grant.

Mr Thompson added that the grant will enable a vast enhancement of the cricket facilities at the college, which will benefit not only its own students but also members of the community and local primary schools.

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