Playgroup sets £100,000 target

PARENTS have set themselves an ambitious fundraising target of £100,000 to relocate their pre-school group to improved premises.For more than 20 years Wetheringsett Pre-School has provided children under five in villages near the A140 with learning sessions.

PARENTS have set themselves an ambitious fundraising target of £100,000 to relocate their pre-school group to improved premises.

For more than 20 years Wetheringsett Pre-School has provided children under five in villages near the A140 with learning sessions.

But their temporary building premises are outdated and the parents have been offered the use of a nearby permanent building, the School House. However, they need to raise £100,000 to renovate the building and rehouse the pre-school.

Tessa Evans, chair of Wetheringsett Pre-School, said: ''We believe we give children an excellent early years education in preparation for their entry to school and the group maintains close partnership links with the three local primary schools of Wetheringsett, Thorndon and Stoke Ash.


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''Our current premises were acquired second hand 10 years ago and we fear that the building may not last another winter. This is why we are working towards moving the pre-school to a new permanent premises with improved facilities, thereby securing the future of the pre-school.

''The pre-school is an important service to the local community and this is reflected by the excellent report given by Ofsted in their recent inspection.''

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The group has raised almost £20,000 and is holding events to boost the total. The next event is an Auction of Promises in Thorndon Village Hall at 7pm on May 14. The tickets include a complimentary drink, meal and entertainment and further details are available from Claudia Awoodun on 01728 860922.

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