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Young Boffins Boosted by Freshtime Futures Trust

Pupils from Pilgrim School in Lincolnshire have become the first youngsters in the county to receive funding from the Freshtime Futures Trust.

The fund, which launched in November 2016, donated just over £370 to the school which provides educational support to children who have been referred due to medical reasons. The funds will be spent on science equipment for the children aged 11 to 16.

The school’s Community Liaison Manager Neil Blackwell, said: “I’d like to thank the Freshtime Futures Trust for the very kind donation towards new science equipment for the school.

“It will make a great difference to our pupils and teaching staff, who will be able to deliver the science curriculum using practical experimentation as well as information-led lessons.

“We strive to provide a first-class education to our pupils with very limited resources to enable them to reach their potential and be successful in the future. It is with the generosity of grants such as this that we are able to continue in that endeavour.”

Pilgrim School currently supports 120 children aged four to 16 across its four sites in Lincoln, Sleaford, Louth and Boston.

Freshtime Futures Trust trustee John Stokes, said: “The trustees all agreed that this is a very worthwhile cause to support and we’d like to thank Neil for bringing it to our attention.

“It’s still early days for the trust and this is just the tip of the iceberg. We’re looking forward to helping more Lincolnshire-based young people achieve their dreams through sponsorship in 2017.”

The Freshtime Futures Trust invites applications from individuals aged 11 to 25 who need help to achieve their ambitions and reach their full potential.

Applications can be made to help fund a variety of purchases such as a bike to get to school, or specialist training, sports or arts equipment. The money can also be used to help cover the cost of transport to college, university or even work experience placements.

To find out more about the trust and how to apply, please visit: www.freshtimefuturestrust.org