Coventry-based housewares manufacturer Whitefurze has donated products to kick-start a local school’s new grow-aware scheme.
After being contacted by Dovebank Primary School last month, the company visited its new ‘Growing Together’ area at the school to donate a variety of garden products including planters, watering cans, propagators, garden kneelers and scoops.
The scheme is spearheaded by parent Richard Smith, who has three daughters at the school. He said: “At ‘Growing Together’, we aim to promote both sustainability and healthy lifestyle choices. Children will learn how to ‘grow-their-own’ as well as how to turn produce into health meals and snacks.
“This donation will go a long way to help us achieve our goal of completing the project. An added bonus is that it’s going to be great to be able to tell the children that the tools they’re using have been made in the UK – only a stone’s throw away from their school.”
Whitefurze marketing co-ordinator Sophie McCarthy said: “It was great to see the new ‘Growing Together’ area in person. As a UK manufacturer of garden products, we’re excited to be a part of helping to bring the benefits of gardening to children.”
The company, which occupies more than 160,000sq ft of warehouse space and manufactures a full range of garden, housewares, storage and food storage products at its facility in Nuneaton, plans to revisit the school to see their products in action.
Sophie added: “It’s clear to see the positive impact that the scheme will have on the school as well as the local community, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this. We’re already looking forward to seeing updates as the new ‘Growing Together’ area flourishes”.
Whitefurze marketing co-ordinator Sophie McCarthy with Richard Smith