BUILDING materials donated by a Stourport DIY store will help a local school to set up a pop-up shop to raise vital funds.

Thompson & Parkes responded to Far Forest Lea Memorial CE Primary School's plea on Twitter and donated urgently-needed wood, breathable membrane, insulation and screws to the project, which will see a pop-up shop developed to sell goods from uniforms to ice creams and hot drinks to raise money for the school.

Gary Watts, general manager of Thompson & Parkes in Minster Road, said: "We’re delighted to be able to offer our support by donating the materials Far Forest Primary School needs for their pop-up shop project.”

The pop-up shop will be built using recycled materials from demolished buildings in the local area.

Rob Matthews, of Matthews Construction, which is helping Far Forest Primary to carry out the project, said: "It is very generous of Thompson & Parkes to donate these materials.

"Ron Clowes has been the driving force and designer behind this project assisted by the PTA and as soon as they put the call out on Twitter, Thompson & Parkes responded immediately to pledge the goods.

"The budget was non-existent. Without Thompson & Parkes we simply could not have finished the project.

"Community schemes like this really are a joy to be involved in and I can’t wait to see the building being used by the PTA to raise much needed funds for the pupils of Far Forest School.”

Executive headteacher Shelley Reeves-Walters added: "We are so thrilled by the generous donation of materials from Thompson & Parkes.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

"The pupils and families of Far Forest Lea Memorial CE Primary School are so fortunate to have the support of local businesses in securing vital funds for the school.

“All funds raised through the pop-up shop will enhance the provision to all our pupils and provide opportunities for our families to forge strong links in the area.

"As the new executive headteacher of this amazing school, I have been overwhelmed by the welcome I have received and the support of our parents and local businesses.

"I know the staff and pupils join me in thanking Thompson & Parkes for their outstanding contribution to us and in turn the wider community of Far Forest."