Leahurst Road Pre-School are a community playgroup, based at St Luke’s Church, who have been serving children and supporting families in the area for the past 40 years.
The parents, committee members and staff were thrilled to receive a cheque for £2,102.30 from Alison Bovey from the local Hilton Crescent Co-op store.
Tracy Franks, the temporary business manager at the school, said: “As the pre-school is a charity, the Co-op funding has provided a vital source of additional income, which the pre-school can use for new equipment for the children.
“Last year the Co-op’s Local Community Funding contributed to dividing screens to separate the play area from the quiet corner, outdoor building bricks to develop the children’s co-ordination and logic skills, plus some multi-cultural dolls.
“We are so grateful to the Co-op for this cheque.”