Delamere chairs sit well in London school

Manchester's now defunct Delamere Forest special needs school has come to the aid of a London strictly Orthodox school left without chairs after a supplier failed to deliver.

The Tashbar school in Edgware spotted an advertisement for equipment being given away by Delamere prior to the sale of its former Cheshire premises, which is currently being finalised.

Delamere announced its formal closure last month following financial difficulties. It last week set up a website detailing desks, sports and industrial catering equipment being given away.

Tashbar head Rabbi Nechemia Yaffe said the 60 chairs arrived just in time for the new term for its 90 pupils.

"We are a growing new school and every year another class comes in. We wouldn't have had chairs. It would have been a big problem."

Delamere governor David Clayton said he had cancelled an open day to give away items after most had been claimed by communal organisations in the first few days. "We wish to see these items put to good use."

    Last updated: 10:34am, September 9 2011