Smiles for FACET students after March firm donates money to help replace stolen gardening equipment

SmurfittKappa helps out FACET college after they were hit by burglars PHOTO: FACETl

SmurfittKappa helps out FACET college after they were hit by burglars PHOTO: FACETl - Credit: Archant

Charity education centre FACET had a boost when a March firm donated money to help replace stolen tools.

Smurfitt Kappa helps out FACET college after they were hit by burglars. PHOTO: FACET

Smurfitt Kappa helps out FACET college after they were hit by burglars. PHOTO: FACET - Credit: Archant

The college in Marwick Road suffered a break in and several items from the horticultural class were taken over night.

Juliet Findley, internal account manager at Smurfit Kappa, said: “The team at Smurfit Kappa felt they had to do something to help and donated £300 to replace some of what was taken.”

“We are very happy to have contributed to replacing the equipment so that FACET can continue this great service.”

Manager Kris Harrold said “We were really touched by the generosity of Smurfit Kappa and also the people of March in general, we’ve had equipment and donations given to us ranging from individual bits like garden tools through to substantial donations.


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“We’ve managed to replace almost all that was taken whilst keeping all of the classes going for the students.

“There was so much upset at the time but the community has really brought the smiles back to the students working within the horticultural section of our building.”

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