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Staff and students from Windsor Academy Trust have raised over £20,000 for their community foundation’s ‘Bed and Breakfast’ campaign. Oldbury-based heating specialist Lord Combustion Services was their key sponsor.

Windsor Academy Trust is a multi-school academy trust with its headquarters in Halesowen. Its has a special campaign to ensure every child in its family of schools has their own bed to sleep in, and breakfast each morning.

Two-day running challenge

To raise money for the ‘Bed and Breakfast’ campaign, staff and students took part in a two-day running challenge. More than 70 people ran between the trust’s 15 schools, in a distance equivalent to two marathons, with the route including Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Walsall, Winson Green, and Halesowen. They wore T-shirts with the Lord Combustion Services’ logo on them.

The event concluded at Kingswinford Academy with a 5km family fun run and final celebration.

Dawn Haywood, CEO of Windsor Academy Trust, expressed her gratitude. “I would like to thank all those who made the event a resounding success, especially our generous sponsors Lord Combustion Services, CHG and Sync, along with our donors and supporters. Their unwavering support ensures we are on track to achieve our long-term goal of providing every child within our family of schools with a bed to sleep in and breakfast each day.”

Stuart Smith, Managing Director of Lord Combustion Services, said: “We are proud to support the Bed and Breakfast drive, recognising its significant impact on the community. Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped raise such a tremendous amount.”

About Lord Combustion Services

Operating since 1982, Lord Combustion Services employs nearly 50 staff and serves over 1,000 customers. The company has been awarded for its support for the armed forces and its commitment to sustainability, including the Outstanding Support for the Armed Forces prize at the 2023 Black Country Chamber of Commerce Business Awards and the 2021 sustainability trophy at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards. In 2022, Lord signed the West Midlands Net Zero Pledge to contribute to the region’s goal of becoming a net zero carbon economy by 2041.

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