The parents who make up the Friends of Penryn Primary Academy were presented with a cheque for £250 by Asda's local community life champion recently.

The money was donated by the Asda Foundation as match funding after the store's Lisa Kirkpatrick helped out on the cake stall at the school's summer fair.

It had been agreed that the supermarket would match the amount of money raised on the stall where Lisa was volunteering so to maximise their donation, she was put to work on the ever popular cake stall. By the end of the afternoon this had raised £250.87, which was the amount handed over when Lisa attended the Friends' annual general meeting. This brought the total amount raised at the fair to £2,994.51.

The AGM was well attended and members came up with lots of ideas for fundraising events for the year. Their main aim for the year is to raise money to replace "old and decrepit" playground equipment, but they have also agreed to pay for 75 waterproof sets for children to wear during Forest School sessions.