Merchant gives cash boost to schoolboy’s ambitious Lego project

Published:  04 January, 2019

Charitable D.W. Nye has helped a 14-year-old complete a Lego replica of his school, plus awarded £500 to a Scout group.

Levi Reid (pictured) is a pupil at Christ’s Hospital school in Horsham. He has been interested in Lego and building things all his life, and his current project to create a replica of his school requires an estimated 60,000 bricks.

When Rex Nye, Managing Director at Kingsfold-based D.W. Nye, saw a story about Reid in the local newspaper, he decided to donate £500 to the project.

Nye said: “I’m a huge fan of Lego, and of course construction.

“When I saw Levi’s quest to recreate what I consider such a beautiful building and one of our local landmarks, I couldn’t help but immediately think it would be great if our company could assist with funds. I’m really looking forward to seeing the end result of all Levi’s hard work.”

Reid is hoping to have his project completed during 2020. The School and Reid have thanked Mr Nye for his kind support and offered him an invitation to the unveiling.

Not only that, but a scout group based in Horsham has been rewarded with £500 after winning a public vote to receive funding via an initiative organised by D.W. Nye.

D.W. Nye’s Proud to be Local campaign was set up to support worthy causes, charities and groups in the local area. The merchant has already donated £1,500 to three other community groups this year.

2nd Horsham Scout Group, which will be presented with £500, joined 4TheYouth, Holbrook Animal Rescue and Jack & Jill Pre-School – all based in Horsham – as the fourth and final winner of 2018.

Caroline McCurrach, Assistant Group Scout Leader at 2nd Horsham Scout Group, said: “2nd Horsham Scout Group are excited to hear about the £500 from D.W. Nye 'Proud To Be Local' campaign.

“This will be a big boost to our fundraising for improvements to our scout hut, where over 100 local girls and boys learn our ‘Skills for Life’ strategy.

“The 2nd Horsham Scout Hut is also home to a nursery, karate club, Brownies, Rainbows and other groups - so it is a real community space which will benefit from this win. Thank you to D.W. Nye.”

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