A HOUSING developer based in West Somerset has contributed towards three picnic benches for children at Thurlbear School in Taunton.

Tregenna Properties Ltd (TPL) donated the money to enable the children to have somewhere to sit, talk and read.

Steve Gillan, headmaster of Thurlbear School, said: “When successful companies like Tregenna Properties extend a helping hand to Thurlbear School, it has a positive ripple effect through our whole school community.

"This generous donation towards our school benches will enable our learners to enjoy their social time together that little bit more.

"Thinking of others is one of our school values and we thank Tregenna for thinking of us.”

Charlotte Brice, CEO at Tregenna Properties Ltd, added: “We hope the children of the school are able to benefit from these benches.”