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Local school given playground project boost by ECCH

Warren School in Lowestoft, which caters for children with complex needs and learning difficulties, has received a donation towards a new sensory playground from East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH).

The school’s registered charity, the Warren Association, has been actively fundraising to transform its main playground into a specialised outdoor learning environment, which will provide a unique, sensory learning resource accessible for all pupils.

Having had their fundraising efforts limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school has received a welcome boost from ECCH. The social enterprise, which provides NHS community health services across Norfolk and Waveney, has donated a total of £1000 to the project from its East Coast Support Fund – an initiative which sees the organisation donate up to £1000 per quarter to local charities and community projects, as nominated by employees and voted for by its staff Shareholder Council.

Jenny Cockrill, teacher and Chair of the Warren Association, said: “We are very grateful to East Coast Community Healthcare for their donation, which will go towards making our dream playground - ‘a special playground for a special school’ - a reality. We are thankful for all the hard work that ECCH carry out and we are honoured to have been chosen as their charity.”

ECCH Staff Director and Physiotherapy Team Leader Amy Vallis added: “As an employee-owned organisation, our staff have a say in how some of ECCH’s surplus resources can be used to support our communities. We’re delighted to be able to support the Warren Association in their fundraising efforts – the new playground will bring the children such enjoyment and it’s a cause very close to some of our staff’s hearts.”

If you would like to engage in supporting the Warren Association, please contact

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