Students at FACET have had all of their stolen gardening tools replaced thanks to donations from the community

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

Students at a charity college in March have been given a boost after a local firm donated money to help replace stolen tools.

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

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

Juliet Findley, internal account manager at Smurfit Kappa in March, said when their team heard about the theft they knew they wanted to do something to help and donated £300.

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 such as garden tools through to substantial donations such as this kind offer. 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 Horti section of our building.”


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Juliet Internal accounts manager at Smurfit Kappa commented “everyone at work was horrified when we saw that this theft had happened and wanted to do something to help. Smurfit Kappa has a community fund to help local charities and community groups. We are very happy to have contributed to replacing the equipment so that FACET can continue this great service”.

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