Funds raised for Stilton playgroup
YOUNGSTERS at a playgroup will be able to enjoy a refurbished outdoors area after a fund-raising arts and crafts fair took place last week.
Stilton Playgroup, which is based in Stilton Primary School, hosted the event last Thursday at the school, in Church Street, between 7pm and 9.30pm.
The event raised £346, which will go towards developing the playgroup’s outdoor area with sensory toys, a playhouse and mirrors.
Committee member Jo Evans said: “It was the first time we have tried to do something like this but we might try to do one again.
“It was a shopping evening, and there were lots of local arts and crafts, cosmetics, jewellery, confectionary. It was busy, but relaxed - there was a constant flow of people. We had a lovely atmosphere in the hall.”
Among the stalls was a cake sale by Tiffany Rolph, whose son Jack (4) goes to the playgroup.
Jo added: “We are hoping to do another one similar to this one in november, and an annual fashion show in October, to raise more funds.”
Rachel Reed, secretary of the Stilton Playgroup committee, added: “It was busy but relaxed. There were a lot of locals there who responded to our advertising. We will be putting the money into developing the outside area. by resurfacing it and putting in more things like sensory toys, a playhouse and mirrors.
“It will be really well redeveloped and we are looking forward to it.”
Stilton Playgroup runs from Monday to Thursday from 9am to 11.45am and then from 1pm to 3pm.
On Fridays, it runs just from 9am until 11.45am.
For more information on the school visit their website, which is at www.stiltonprimary.co.uk.
organisers: Stilton Playgroup committee members Rachel Reed and Jo Evans at the fundraising sale held for Stilton Playgroup. (METP-10-05-12AS108) Picture: ALAN STORER.