A special needs school in Marlow has received a £10,000 donation from the Shanly Foundation.

Marlow Opportunity Playgroup, which is based in Wooburn Green, received the money this month.

The school teaches students who have autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, as well as other genetic and neurological problems.

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Jane Gibbons, Manager of Marlow Opportunity Playgroup, said: “We are very grateful to the Shanly Foundation for its continued support and this generous donation.

"Our small charity needs to secure over £80,000 through donations and general fundraising each year, which can be challenging.

"This very generous contribution will make a real difference to the children we support.”

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The school has 19 staff members and eight volunteers, who provide one-to-one support wherever necessary, ensuring all the children are able to participate in a range of stimulating activities, to help them with their needs.

Tamra Booth, who is a trustee at Shanly Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Marlow Opportunity Group, a fantastic charity which helps improve the quality of life for children with special needs.”

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The Shanly Group is a property company based in Beaconsfield which owns Shanly Homes and Sorbon Estates, in addition to the Shanly Foundation.

Since 1969, the Shanly Group and Shanly Foundation have contributed in excess of £21 million to charitable organisations