CHILDREN at Lickey End First School will be able to have even more fun outdoors, thanks to £2,580 cash boost from Bromsgrove’s new Mediterranean-inspired pub and restaurant.
Ego at the Forest, which opened in the former Harvester building in August, held a special night as part of its grand opening to collect the cash.
More than 170 guests, residents and business owners were invited to enjoy a taste of the Med and to be the first to see the new contemporary decor following a six-week revamp.
In return for a £15 donation, guests got to choose two courses from the a la carte menu.
Ego at The Forest is the restaurant group’s 19th opening with other locations across the Midlands including Cannock, Lichfield, Nuneaton and Shrewsbury.
The 20th Ego will open in Worcester later this year.
Ego at the Forest’s general manager Nigel Tindall said: “I can’t begin to explain how excited I am that after 30 years travelling across the globe, and experiencing great hospitality throughout America, Europe and West Africa, I am finally back home in Bromsgrove.
“I have been blown away by how amazing the opening has been.
“Getting the opportunity to help raise this money for the local school is just incredible.”
Neil Rintoul, Lickey End First School headteacher said he was very grateful to Ego for the generous donation.
“We’d also like to thank the local community and our fabulous PFA volunteers for their support.
“We will be spending the funds raised on exciting outdoor equipment and refreshing our curriculum.”