A VALENTINES gift of £250 was given to the children at East Huntspill Primary School for their new wildlife garden.

The garden is being built in memory of mum Anne Huett who passed away suddenly two years ago.

Green-fingered children at the school set up a gardening club and helped create the plans for the garden.

Parents, teachers and children have been fund-raising ever since so they can turn these plans into reality.

The school have gotten a huge boost thanks to Wessex Watermark, a project by Wessex Water to provide funds for environmental projects within their area.

The £250 cheque was presented in front of the school last Friday, February 14 to Sydney, the daughter of Anne for whom the garden is in memory of.

Angela Fey, a parent governor, said: “The children have been ready to start digging since the Council approved our plans.”

“We are going to dedicate the wildlife pond area to a great supporter of our school who sadly died. She had an idea of having the children's footprints on slabs around the school and we hope to incorporate these into the pathway around the pond.”