Pupils from Elworth C of E Primary School in Sandbach can now enjoy a new artificial grass outdoor running track thanks to LazyLawn®, in memory of student Oliver Wilmot.
The ‘Oliver Wilmot Memorial Fund’ was set up by the family of five year old Oliver Wilmot who attended the school and suddenly passed away of ‘Overwhelming Sepsis’ in November last year.
The fund was created to raise money to help improve the school’s outdoor sports facilities with an artificial grass running track, in memory of Oliver, who loved to run.
LazyLawn®, the UK’s leading supplier of artificial grass installed the bespoke eight-lane track for free, using Lazy Adore, alternating Oliver’s favourite colour, orange, with green.
The installation, totalling to 500sqm, took four days to complete and combined the eight-lane track with a surrounding Lazy Adore border. With a low friction finish, this all-weather running track is hardwearing and durable, providing a softer surface for the children that will withstand plenty of trampling.
Neil Garratt, Headteacher at Elworth C of E Primary School said: “Our new running track installed by LazyLawn® is an amazing resource for all the children to play on.
“The installation was delivered, prepared and fitted to not only the highest standards but also completed in an incredible time frame. “LazyLawn® understood the remit perfectly, and their generosity and help made this running track a reality.
“Without the help of LazyLawn® no amount of volunteering would have secured this wonderful resource. A massive thank you to LazyLawn® and our team of volunteers!”
Leah Johnson, LazyLawn® Sandbach licensee said: “We are thrilled to have been involved in the transformation of Elworth C of E Primary School’s outdoor area in memory of Oliver.
“We are finding more and more schools are interested in LazyLawn® due to the practicality of the products and creative uses. “The low maintenance product creates the ideal area for children to play on all year round. LazyLawn® is also low-slip, with no muddy mess and no surface burns.”
LazyLawn® offers various other styles of installations idea for children, including putting courses, roadways, rooftop gardens and multi-coloured gardens.
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