Builder’s boost for children’s foundation

Percy Hedley Student Council members Kate Holstead, Sheikila Ahakter and Jonathan Jackson, with corporate partnerships manager Sheila Coltman, receive funds from Gentoo Tolent managing director Paul Webster.
Percy Hedley Student Council members Kate Holstead, Sheikila Ahakter and Jonathan Jackson, with corporate partnerships manager Sheila Coltman, receive funds from Gentoo Tolent managing director Paul Webster.

A charity supporting more than 1,000 disabled children has been given a cash boost.

The Percy Hedley Foundation, based in Forest Hall, has received £204 from Gentoo Tolent after the construction company held a Rugby World Cup fundraising event.

The money will go towards providing specialist equipment and help the foundation to expand its facilities.

Gentoo Tolent managing director Paul Webster said: “I was delighted to present the students of Percy Hedley College with this cheque, knowing what a fantastic and hard-working charity this is.”

Gentoo’s parent company, Tolent Construction, has just completed a £3.2m extension of the Percy Hedley Foundation Achievement Campus, including a hydrotherapy pool and residential unit.