CHILDREN at Daresbury Primary School had reason to cheer after a donation from the organisers of the Creamfields music festival.

The festival is staged in the village each year over the bank holiday weekend in August.

Cream donated £2,000 to the school which has used the money to buy ipads for key stage two pupils.

Principal Carolyn Roberts said: “We are delighted with this generous donation which we will be putting towards increasing the number of ipads we have in school for use by all of the children.

"It really will make a significant improvement and both staff and children will be putting them to good use as soon as they arrive.

“Thank you – this donation makes a huge difference in a small school with a very tight budget.”

The donation follows a number of initiatives that Creamfields have supported this year which have included donations to five of the nearby parishes including Daresbury, Walton, Hatton, Moore and Stretton and Runcorn Veterans Association, a cause the festival has worked with over the last few years supporting ex-servicemen and women.