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Vicarage Field shopping centre donates £500 after blaze destroys primary school garden

PUBLISHED: 15:09 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:59 25 May 2017

Claire Brinan from Vicarage Fields presents a cheque to Assistant head teacher Ethel Jordan, gardener Tom Parker and children of Northbury Primary School to help pay for replacement equipment after their garden shed was destroyed in a fire

Claire Brinan from Vicarage Fields presents a cheque to Assistant head teacher Ethel Jordan, gardener Tom Parker and children of Northbury Primary School to help pay for replacement equipment after their garden shed was destroyed in a fire

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Youngsters celebrated the future of their garden after receiving a £500 donation following a shock fire.

On Monday, pupils and staff at Northbury Primary School were presented with a cheque from Claire Brin of Vicarage Field in Barking after a blaze devastated their garden in April.

Deputy headteacher Kulvinder Johal said they will spend the money on gardening equipment at B&M home store within the Station Parade shopping centre.

“It’s lovely that the local community are getting involved,” she said. “It’s nice to know that Vicarage Field are supporting us.”

The donation comes after Soil Association raised more than £6,500 to replace the expensive sheds.

“Some people have been very kind and generous,” Ms Johal added. “The children are very happy.”

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