Firm’s £18,750 helps school go Japanese

Chris Price, MD at Epson, with Suzanne Pennington, headteacher at Heritage House School, looking over the plans for the Japanese garden
Chris Price, MD at Epson, with Suzanne Pennington, headteacher at Heritage House School, looking over the plans for the Japanese garden
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A GIANT Hemel Hempstead firm has raised £18,750 to fund a Japanese garden project at the community special school in Chesham.

Epson (UK) MD Chris Price handed over a cheque to Suzanne Pennington, headteacher at Heritage House School in April.

Epson, based in Westside, London Road, has supported Heritage House School for two years.

Heritage House School specialises in meeting the needs of children with severe learning disabilities such as autism, visual impairment, sensory processing difficulties and motor co-ordination problems. The school, which aims to teach the children skills for life, has a large catchment area covering areas of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

Epson has arranged many fundraising activities since April 2009 to raise the sum. The funds will be put towards the creation of a Japanese garden on a piece of ground currently in disuse at the school. The garden will be designed and built to provide an area of tranquillity for the children.

In its capacity as office equipment partner to Manchester United, Epson raffled Boxing Day tickets to a home game at Old Trafford to staff, which helped to raise £5,000 at Christmas.