PUPILS at an Ammanford primary school have received a cash donation from a Carmarthenshire charity for specialist equipment.

The Nolan Charity Fund were welcomed by teachers and pupils of Ysgol Saron to see how funds donated to the school have been spent purchasing much needed IT and play equipment for two pupils at the primary school.

On arriving at the school, the charity’s trustees Nolan Nicholas, Robert Taylor and Dawn Morgan were welcomed with a rousing rendition of Abba as the Year 6 pupils rehearsed for their end of year show.

Ysgol Saron were one of 11 beneficiaries to receive a share of £15,000 from the Nolan Charity Fund earlier this year.

The donation of £2,000 has purchased a wealth of interactive play and IT equipment for pupils Jake Abrahams who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Tilly Roberts Foster who has Down Syndrome.

On receiving the items bought with the money, Ysgol Saron head teacher Gwenda Easton said:

“The money awarded to Ysgol Saron will be used to further develop speech and language skills and fine motor skills of two pupils in our school, one with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the other with Down Syndrome.

“As a school we are very grateful of this award as our budget is unable to fund specialist equipment required to meet the needs of pupils with specific individual needs.”

On awarding the funds to Ysgol Saron, charity founder and trustee Nolan Nicholas said:

“We have received such a warm welcome from the teachers and pupils of Ysgol Saron today. I was delighted to have been able to award the school funding back in April and it is a pleasure to be invited here today to see what the money has bought and to meet Jake.

“Without our funding Jake and Tilly may not have received the much needed specialist equipment and it’s amazing to see what our donation has managed to purchase. I wish all the pupils including Jake and Tilly all the best for their future at the school and I am sure the items will make a real difference.”

The Nolan Charity Fund was set up two years ago. The brainchild of Nolan uPVC managing director Nolan Nicholas, the now charity’s trustee wanted to make sure that as a successful business in Wales he delivers something back into the local community to support worthwhile causes to enable them to realise their goals and aspirations.

Applications for funding are now welcome and close on November, 30. For details on how to apply, email charity@nolanupvc.co.uk

More information on the charity can be found at www.nolancharityfund.org.uk