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Newly opened Co-op store in Sidcup gives £1,000 boost to special needs Marlborough School

PUBLISHED: 10:17 27 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:20 27 June 2017

Marlborough School staff and students cut the ribbon at the new Southern Co-op store

Marlborough School staff and students cut the ribbon at the new Southern Co-op store

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The shop opened its doors last week

Staff and students at a special education school in Sidcup received a four-figure donation last week as they opened a new Co-op store.

The store opened on Wednesday, June 31, and the school was selected for the £1,000 donation as well as a year-long partnership to keep raising money for the Marlborough Park Avenue school.

“It is so important for our students to be included in, and feel part of, their local community,” said headteacher Linda Lee.

“The students thoroughly enjoyed being part of the opening ceremony and this special partnership will help us to further enhance our provision for them.

“The generous donation to the school charity will be used to help us to develop our outside learning environment which is such a vital part of learning for our students.”

Southern Co-op’s new store in The Oval has named the school its charity of the year as part of its love your neighbourhood initiative, which will see fundraising continue to help support the school.

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