A BUILDING firm literally saved the last dance for youngsters in a Chester village.
The last ever prom at Thomas Wedge School, Saughall, was in danger due to rising costs.
The junior school is to amalgamate with The Ridings Infant School to create Saughall All Saints later this year.
With the popular event possibly not going to happen, Willmott Dixon Construction, the contractor at Saughall All Saints, stepped in and donated £850 to ensure the last prom could go ahead.
“We were more than delighted to help the parents Aassociation with fundraising through our own team and supply chain,” said senior building manager Matthew Littlewood.
“The response was amazing and we were delighted to raise £850Što ensure the prom can take place.”
He added: “During our project to build the new Saughall All Saints, Year 6 students have made regular trips to site and also provided feedback on features they would like to add to their new school, so we have a good relationship with them.
“It was a natural step to help them this way.”
Staff from Willmott Dixon were on hand to present the cheque to parent Kathy Ford and Lesley Long from the PTA at Thomas Wedge.