We have now raised the money required for the new building for Allsorts Pre-School, just over £109,000.00 in total!!
Thank you again to everyone who over the past few years has donated money. We have met our target by receiving donations from various sources; many coming from the village itself and most recently, as well as a grant from the People’s Millions (£50,000), the SODC (£22,500), the Community Association (£3,500) and the Parish Council (£2,000), we have received a grant from ‘Awards For All’ (a subsidiary of the National Lottery) for £5,000. Without the support from the village we would not have been able to meet our target, which at times seemed impossible.
Demolition of the old portacabin starts on Monday 17 July, so when you are reading this the new building should be on its way up!
But even though we have raised the money for the building we are still fundraising for the interior of the building, the outside play area and a fire alarm. We are also in need of any assistance in helping to get the interior ready for the Pre-School to re-open on Monday 18 September, if you can assist please contact the Pre-School on 826387. We will be having a grand opening of the new building on Saturday 30 September. Everyone is welcome to come and view the building to see where the money that has been raised has been spent. We hope that as many people as possible will be able to come, we will be putting up posters advertising the event nearer the time.
Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets or came along to our ‘Grand Raffle and BBQ Party’ on 1 July. Despite the heat from both the sun and the BBQ we had a fantastic afternoon and found some very appreciative homes for the raffle prizes. However, it does not stop there, we are already planning the next set of fund raising events, so please do continue to support us.
The academic school year is coming to an end and we will be saying goodbye to a number of our older children, most of them will be going on to attend Brightwell School in September. We wish all of those children and their parents good luck for the future. We would also like to welcome all our new starters and parents to the Pre-School in September. It is a really exciting time to be joining us.