The team at Caddick Construction has donated a variety of new toys including diggers, bulldozers, tricycles and balance bikes to Ramsden Robin’s nursery in Barrow.
The Thwaite Street nursery, which runs as a charity, is an integral part of the local community. It was targeted twice in recent months, with vandals damaging property and stealing prams and trikes. New security systems, including CCTV, has now had to be ordered to keep the nursery safe and the police are also stepping up patrols in the area.
Nursery Manager, Clare Johnson, said: “I can’t say how much we appreciate the donation from Caddick Construction. This is a deprived area and it’s so upsetting that we have been targeted so often, leaving the children with less equipment and resources. I’m sure they will really appreciate these new toys and it will help to advance their progression and play opportunities.”
Ian Byron, Project Manager from Caddick Construction, said: “I saw the news reports about the burglaries and was shocked. Ramsden Robin’s nursery school is an important part of the local community and it is great that we have been able to do something to help.”
Ian and the Caddick Construction team are working on the nearby Furness Peninsula Blue Light Hub project at Ulverston. The co-located emergency response centre is set to deliver vital emergency services support for local residents and will complete next year.