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Local Car Dealership's 'Eggstremely' Generous Gift To Arson Hit Halifax School

Local Car Dealership's 'Eggstremely' Generous Gift To Arson Hit Halifax School

Bristol Street Motors Halifax Nissan has handed out Easter Eggs to every child at Ash Green Community School, which saw four classrooms destroyed following a serious arson attack in February.

Ten appliances and an aerial ladder fought the fire, with up to 50 firefighters from Calderdale, Kirklees and Bradford attending the incident.

Kelly Sirmond, Admin Manager at the Shay Syke retailer, who is a former pupil at the school as are her children, co-ordinated the donation after wanting to do something to put a smile on the children’s faces after a difficult few weeks.

Along with the Easter Bunny, dealership colleagues presented an Easter Egg to every one of the 238 children at the school, who are being taught in undamaged areas of the school, including the hall and gym.

Nissan is also making a cash donation to the school to help with the purchase of books and other equipment.

Kelly said: “It was heart-breaking to see the school, which my children and I have such fond memories of, burning and badly damaged.

“When I told my colleagues and Jamie, our General Manager, about it, they immediately said that we must do something for the pupils. With Easter looming, it seemed appropriate to hand out some eggs. It was wonderful to see the children’s faces light up and I hope they all enjoy the chocolate treat.”

Jamie Priestley, General Manager at Bristol Street Motors Halifax Nissan, who was the company’s General Manager of the Year in 2021, said: “Being a part of the local community is very important to everyone at Bristol Street Motors Halifax Nissan.

“Kelly was determined to do something for the pupils at her old school, Ash Green, so we ordered nearly 250 Easter Eggs to take along to the school before they broke up for the holidays.

“It was great fun and I’d like to thank the Halifax Panthers rugby players, Titus Gwaze and Adam Tangata, who came along to help us distribute the goodies.”

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