‘Ruby’s room’ gets a mystery benefactor
Reporter: Lucy Kenderdine
Date online: 15 April 2014
A MYSTERY benefactor has donated a four-figure sum to St Edward’s RC Primary School’s “Ruby’s Room” fund after reading about it in the Chronicle.
The school is busy raising money to build a sensory room for six-year-old pupil Ruby Baker, who suffers from a condition that leads to progressive loss of mental abilities and movement.
The sensory room will give Ruby - who can’t walk or speak and occasionally suffers seizures - and other pupils a safe place to go during difficult days.
Pupils, staff and local supporters are attempting to raise £5,000 to transform the room. But after reading about the school’s plans one - anonymous - local resident made the huge donation.
Head teacher Peter Moore said: “It’s a really generous amount of money, which will enable us to make our dream of a sensory room a reality.
“The donation means we can start building sooner than expected, hopefully next month. We are absolutely delighted with the donation and would like to thank the generous person.”
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