Jubilee horse and carriage donation

Posted: 04 June 2012
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Branston has donated a play horse and carriage to the children of Seavington St Mary - and it's fit for a Queen!

It was Branston's idea to mark the Queen's Jubilee locally - and got in touch with the Seavington Playing Field Association chairman Peter Ashley to see how they could get involved.

The village came up with the play equipment idea - and Branston, the potato company, gave £1,150 for the horse and carriage which is situated on the play area behind Seavington Millennium Hall.

Richard Elliott, quality manager at Branston's Illminster site, was on hand to formally unveil the equipment to Mr Ashley - and a crowd of excited youngsters and their families - during the Diamond Jubilee Fete at the weekend (2.6.12)

Richard said: "We were delighted to mark this special Diamond Jubilee with a donation to a village which is so close to our site. We felt it would be a really good thing to lend some extra support to the local community - and what could be more apt than a horse and carriage?

"We know that this play equipment will be here for many years to come - and hundreds of local children will be able to enjoy it."

Mr Ashley received the play equipment on behalf of Seavington Playing Field Association - along with three-year-old Ruby and Ellie Ash (five). Ellie said: "I was really excited to be chosen to unveil the play equipment."

"Despite the weather, the village festivities went really well," said Mr Ashley. "The equipment looks really good. We are so delighted that Branston made this lasting donation to the village."