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‘Overwhelming’ response to appeal to repair school’s flood damage

A generous community has raised nearly £5,000 for a “small school with a big heart” which was damaged by flooding at the weekend.

Llanelwedd Church in Wales Primary School’s office and canteen and a classroom were damaged in the flood and parents have launched the appeal for repairs.

A fundraising page with a target of £5,000 was set up by the school’s PTA and more than £4,000 has already been raised.

“We are a small school with a big heart and we need your help to put our school back together,” campaign organiser Carolyne Finlow-Borrowdale said.

“Thank you so much for all your kind donations. Hopefully the damage can be fully assessed today and we can start the clean up and then rebuild. Your kindness and generosity has been overwhelming and we truly appreciate your help.”

Headteacher Adam Shearman discovered the damage yesterday morning and has thanked the community for being “so kind” with offers to help.

If you would like to help with the appeal, visit the fundraising page.