CREAMFIELDS has donated thousands of pounds towards repair works at a church and music equipment for a high school.

The Creamfields Trust is an arm of the Daresbury dance music festival that aims to give back to the community through the August bank holiday weekend event.

And grants given this year include a £4,000 donation to St John the Evangelist's Church in Walton in order to improve its paths and landscaping, boosting accessibility for parishioners and visitors.

Anita Raggett, priest at the Old Chester Road church, said: "At St John’s we are looking to make the church more accessible to all who visit, and we started with the path up to church.

"The grant from Creamfields enabled us to re-point the cobbles, and also to cut back a lot of the bushes alongside the path.

"We see this as an important first step in our plans and are very grateful to Creamfields for their support."

Meanwhile, the scheme has also seen £6,000 donated to Sandymoor School in Runcorn's music department – allowing them to buy new equipment, including a piano.

Judith Humphries from the high school added: "We are thrilled to have had this donation from the Creamfields Trust to our music department.

"The additional resources we can provide will give all our students the opportunity to learn an instrument and allow us to further develop music performance within the school."

Creamfields has also donated funds towards village events in Daresbury, Walton, Hatton, Stretton and Moore and worked with the Runcorn Veterans Association over the past few months.