Sainsburys To Support Wyvern Academy
3:15pm 24th October 2013
A Weymouth specialist school for young people with disabilities is to get help from a major supermarket to revamp their playground.
Wyvern Academy needs to raise £35,000 to make their outside play area more accessible.
Staff at Weymouth's new Sainsbury's store will be fundraising for them over the next 12 months.
The playground will include a special wheelchair swing and a wheelchair accessible roundabout.
Lesley Mellor, chairwoman of the Friends of Wyvern, said: "We are absolutely delighted Sainsbury's has chosen to partner us. It's a dream come true for us.
"With their support we're hoping we can turn a dream into a reality. The playground improvements are desperately needed and will make a huge difference to the lives of our pupils."
"The work will make the play area accessible to all our students. At present there is little for those pupils who use wheelchairs," added Lesley.
Steve Jones, store manager of the new Weymouth Gateway Sainsbury's said: "We're delighted to be supporting the Wyvern Academy. The scheme gives customers and colleagues the chance to work together to support a local cause at the heart of the community."
Wyvern Academy is a purpose-built school in Weymouth for children and young people, aged from two to 19, with complex needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorder and includes a mainstream primary and secondary school and nursery.
The school is part of an educational campus that includes a mainstream primary and secondary school and nursery.