Maltby Grammar School project benefits the local foodbank

A CONTRACTOR working on renovating Maltby Grammar School handed over hundreds of pounds worth of items to the town’s foodbank.

Clegg Construction’s collection was part of its commitment to the community as it works on transforming the old building into a skills centre.

Food, toiletries, nappies and other items were given to the foodbank, which handed out 391 emergency supply packages last year.

Ross Crowcroft, Clegg’s pre-construction director, said: “Supporting the local community wherever we are involved in a project is very important to us.

“Our teams, sub-contractors and associates have been extremely generous with their donations, and I’d like to thank them for their kindness.

“We hope their support will make a big difference to families and individuals in the Maltby area who are in crisis.”

The donations – weighing in at 212.5kg – were handed over at the Full Life Church on Maltby’s High Street.

Denise Cropper, from the foodbank, said: “Since 2015, Full Life Church has run our local food bank in partnership with Trussell Trust. Together, we serve around 516 families a year.

““We are extremely grateful for this generous donation from Clegg Construction, its staff and associates.

“Our local community is really struggling with the rising costs, and this will help so many families in their time of crisis.

“We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but we rely on the generosity of our supporters to help us.

“Donations such as these can make a real difference and we’d like to thank everyone for their support.”

The £5.9 million grammar school project will see the mothballed 1930s building brought back to life as a “incubator space” for training and apprenticeships, with bookable workspaces and start-up support for the leisure and hospitality sectors.

The development will also extend Maltby Learning Trust’s post-16 facilities for students who attend Maltby Academy and Sir Thomas Wharton Academy sixth form, Edlington.

Part of the project will see Nottingham-based Clegg repair the grammar school clock tower, which has not worked for nearly a decade.

The scheme has received a grant of £4.5 million of Levelling Up money.

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