Eccleshall businessman helps grow funds of local school‏

Pictured, from left to right: Kevin Reynolds, Jessica Cresswell, Isaac Greenway, Joshua Greenway, Rachel Greenway, Toby Smith, Ollie Reynolds, Evelyn Dellicompagni, Connie Smith, Sian-Emma Smith, Archie Hardy and Harry Johnson.
Pictured, from left to right: Kevin Reynolds, Jessica Cresswell, Isaac Greenway, Joshua Greenway, Rachel Greenway, Toby Smith, Ollie Reynolds, Evelyn Dellicompagni, Connie Smith, Sian-Emma Smith, Archie Hardy and Harry Johnson.

Eating more greens is helping to grow school funds

A businessman selling fruit and veg in Eccleshall is helping to keep the local school’s funds looking healthy as well as his customers, after offering to donate his profits to the PTFA.

Kevin Reynolds, who runs the Eccleshall Fruit and Veg stall on the town’s Stafford Road every Saturday morning, is to donate profits from his sales throughout February and March to Bishop Lonsdale Primary School’s parent teacher and friends association.

The PTFA raises funds for projects at the school, including purchasing additional educational materials, and play equipment. They also help to subsidise school trips every year.

Kevin, who runs the stall with his son, Ollie, hopes to encourage people, especially youngsters, to eat more greens.

“The PTFA does some great work, so if I can help them out at all, it’s all good to me, especially if it helps families eat more healthily”,

said Kevin, who is passionate about getting good quality produce from both local sources and more exotic purchases from wider afield.

Kevin works hard to ensure people have access to a wide range of produce, and to get hold of whatever people order – even the most exotic of items.

“If people give me enough notice, I will do my best to get hold of whatever’s on their list – I have even had an order for Thai Mangosteen!” he said.

Kevin still stocks a wide selection on his stall between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, and encourages people to turn up on the day and select their produce, but to guarantee items – and for more unusual stock – customers can pre-order by emailing kevinreynolds2004@hotmail.com.

He has already supported the PTFA at events in the past, including donating dozens of punnets of strawberries to the summer fair for the last two years’ running.

Rachel Greenway, co-chair of the PTFA, said she was thrilled that Kevin had made such a generous offer, and is hoping lots of people in the town will get behind his initiative.

“It’s great that Kevin is helping us in this way. It is always good to have such close links with the local community”, she said.