Chil­dren to ben­e­fit from co-op­er­a­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A char­ity playschool has been se­lected as the fundrais­ing part­ner for the newly opened South­ern Co-op store in Loudon Way on the God­in­ton Park es­tate.

And the part­ner­ship, which runs for a year, started with the com­pany mak­ing a £1,000 do­na­tion to God­in­ton Playschool, which op­er­ates from the nearby God­in­ton vil­lage hall.

The playschool was se­lected from a num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions through the South­ern Co-op’s ‘Love Your Neigh­bour­hood’ scheme.

Claire Buckle, chair of the playschool com­mit­tee, said: “We’re based right in the heart of the God­in­ton com­mu­nity and look af­ter 40 lo­cal two-to-four year olds who we nur­ture and get ready for their next step to pri­mary school.

“In this, our 25th an­niver­sary year, we are de­lighted to be part­ner­ing with South­ern Co-op. With the money they’ve do­nated, we hope to buy some sen­sory equip­ment for our SEN chil­dren to help them com­mu­ni­cate, en­cour­age play to­gether and grow their con­fi­dence as well as make our gar­den to be a fun place for all.”

Gill Ken­ward, the new store’s man­ager, said: “We are de­lighted to be part­ner­ing with God­in­ton Playschool. We are re­ally look­ing for­ward to or­gan­is­ing some fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties with them and have a few ideas al­ready.”

Staff from the Co-op pre­sent­ing the chil­dren and staff from the God­in­ton Playschool with a cheque for £1,000

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