ON behalf of the trustees of the Mary Budding Trust, I would like to express our grateful thanks to the children, parents and staff of Okehampton Primary School, Northlew and Ashbury Primary School, Horrabridge Primary School and Princetown Primary School for their generous donations to the charity.

The school communities decided to put their takings from Christmas concerts and musicals to the Mary Budding Trust.

It is wonderful seeing young students thinking of other pupils less fortunate than themselves in West Devon and helping the charity to focus funds to children with special needs under 11 within the community.

Over £20,000 has been given in grants during the last three years, made possible through the generosity of many people who have recognised the value of the work undertaken by the trust.

We thank you all.

Anthony Wates

Chairman of the Mary Budding Trust