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Thank you 

We should like to thank the following who have given generously to The Village Playgroup.

The Co-op's Local Community Fund
In 2017 were were fortunate to secure funding through The Co-op's Local Community Fund. With the money we were able to upgrade our outside play facilities by replacing our old plastic equipment with a more natural wooden equipment which give the children the chance to practise their climbing, balancing and exploring skills.

Golf Pride Grips
A big thank you to Golf Pride Grips, a division of Eaton for their generous donation of a new Sand/Water Table. This is a wonderful new addition to the educational resources that we provide for the children to enjoy.

Werringtons Traditional Fish and Chips
Linzer, at our local chip shop decided to organise a Charity Valentine's Raffle to support Playgroup (Feb 2017). She generously obtained all the raffle prizes and organised this fundraising event on our behalf. With the help of their customers they raised £63. This money was used directly to help purchase two new tablet computers for the preschool. Thank you

Werrington Village News & At Last tearooms
We would like to thank Marie and Mitch at Werrington Village News for organising a raffle over the Christmas holidays (Dec 2016) and a 1940s afternoon (Aug 2017) to help boost our fundraising efforts. With the support of their customers they raised an amazing £607 - thank you!

BGL GIVE Committee
We are extremely grateful to BGL's GIVE committee for their donation of £368, which we received in July 2016. With this money Playgroup was able to purchase much needed new storage boxes and child size activity tables. We thank everyone who made this possible.

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation
In March 2016 Playgroup was awarded £650 from Leeds Building Society's Charitable Foundation. The money was used specifically to purchase a new role play kitchen for the pre-school. This is a much loved and used piece of equipment and was in desperate need of being replaced. We thank the Trustees of the Charitable Foundation for selecting us to receive this donation.

The Cock Inn, Werrington
Huge thanks for Gill and Chris at the Cock Inn, Werrington for allowing Playgroup to be their charity partner for their Good Friday Fun Day and Easter Egg Hunt (March 2016). Their support in getting the event running was fabulous and together with perfect weather it was a real success raising £578.

The FitzWilliam Quilters
We offer our thanks to the Fitzwilliam Quilters who decided in 2016 that one of the charities they would support for the year would be Playgroup. They donated £100 which Playgroup has used to purchase a new art easel.

A huge thanks to Becky and her team at the Queensgate branch of Tiger Stores for their kind and generous donation of craft and novelty items. These will make great prizes for our forthcoming fundraising events as well as supplementing the children's craft corner. Thank you!

Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade
In 2016 we welcomed Firemen Tony and Simon from Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade with their engine twice into Playgroup (Jan and May). The children had the opportunity to sit inside the engine, wear real firemen helmets and to hold the hose nozzle. Watching the water come out of the hoses was great fun. Inside the children were able to ask questions while Tony and Simon told them how important it was not to play with matches and candles and what they should do if they were ever in a fire. A fun and very educational morning for all. Thanks Tony and Simon!

Christmas Raffle - 17th December 2015
Our Christmas raffle is a very important fund raiser for Playgroup but it would not be possible without the generous donations of vouchers, passes and gifts from local businesses and individuals. We should therefore like to thank the following for their support: Morrisons, Creation Station, The Key Theatre, The Cresset, Nene Valley Railway, Sacrewell Farm, Burghley House, Peterborough United, Big Sky, Laserforce, Activity World, Play2Day, The Banyan Tree, The Cock Inn, Diva Beauty Therapy, Hayley Rands, Innovations, Opal & Pearl, Usbourne Books.

Christmas Fair - 12th December 2015
Our Christmas Fair this year was a wonderful success and this was largely due to all the generous donations we received from both individuals and local businesses. We would especially like to thank The Three Horseshoes, The Dragon and The Cock Inn for donating bottles of wine; The Entertainer, The Co-operative and Tescos for donating gift vouchers which allowed us to purchase prizes for the games we ran; Finesse Flowers who help wrap our prizes so beautifully, and Father Christmas with his elf, who made the afternoon so memorable for the children.

Peterborough United Football Club
A huge thank you to Peterborough United Football Club, and Alex Harris, for giving us the opportunity to hold a bucket collection and raffle at their ground on Saturday 14th November 2015. We also thank the Peterborough United and Fleetwood Town fans who were so generous and helped us raise a wonderful £473.95 for Playgroup.

Spooky Party - 31st October 2015
Our very successful Spooky Party would not have been possible without the support of so many who donated prizes, decorations and their time to make it such a fun night. We would like to thank 'Darling Princess Parties' who supplied Elsa to meet the children, 'Kid of the Castle' who provided a bouncy castle at a discounted hire rate and The Lounge coffee shop who donated paper coffee cups for us to use.

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
We should like to thank Norwich and Peterborough Building Society's customers, colleagues and members of the public for supporting our nomination to receive a £100 donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation's Small Change Big Difference Week.

Waitrose and its Customers
In June 2015 The Village Playgroup was one of three charities chosen by Waitrose for its Community Matters Scheme. We therefore thank Waitrose for selecting us and its customers, who supported us by selecting The Village Playgroup with their green tokens in store.

Councillor Paula Thacker
Thanks to a donation of £250 from Paula Thacker's Community Leadership Fund, Playgroup has been able to purchase two new shelving units to display toys in preschool, soft play mats to be used in our Parent & Toddler sessions and a modern mobile phone.

The Co-operative Food
We should like to thank our local Co-operative food store at the Loxley Centre for sponsoring our cream teas provided at our 2015 Spring Fair. The store generously donated scones, jam, butter and cream. Our cream teas were a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed,

Peterborough United Football Club
We owe Peterborough United Football Club and Alex Harris a huge thank you for giving us the opportunity to hold a bucket collection and raffle at their ground on Saturday 28th Feb 2015. We also thank the Posh and Bradford fans who supported us through their donations and their generosity is seen in the £419.35 we raised - an amazing success.

Magnet Trade
We would like to thank Magnet Trade for their donation of wood which, with thanks to one of our children's Dads (Dale Woodbine), has now been transformed into a large chalk board for our outside play area.

Christmas Fair and Raffle 2014
Our Christmas Fair and Raffle was hugely successful, but this would not have been possible without the generosity of parents, staff, volunteers, supporters and local businesses. We would therefore like to thank the following for donating prizes/services: The Co-operative Store, The Cock Inn, The Three Horseshoes, The Blue Bell, Finesse Flowers, Morrisons, Loveabell Creations, Bombtastic, The Craft, Jo's Own Original Trinkets, Peterborough United, The Cresset, The Cherry House, Butlins Skegness, Nene Valley Railway, Big Sky, Planet Ice, LaserForce, The Crab and Winkle, Diva Beauty Therapy, The Tanning Zone.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation
We would like to thank Yorkshire Building Society's Charitable Foundation for their donation of £100 to Playgroup. During their 'Make a Difference Week' Playgroup was successfully nominated to receive this donation. Playgroup has used this money to purchase a much needed additional child sized table, which now in use. A special thank-you also to the anonymous person who put Playgroup's name forward for nomination.

David and his dog Oona
We should like to thank Oona the guide dog and her owner David, who is one of our children's Daddy, for coming into group and providing the children with a valuable experience. The children had a chance to stroke and pat Oona while learning how Oona supports and guides her owner and why.

Martin Holt
Many thanks to Martin Holt of Worldwide Fruit for his generous donations of apples to group which provide a tasty, healthy snack for all the children at Playgroup. The children particularly enjoyed trying out his 'Rockit' apples.

Darren Fower
Thanks to a donation from Darren Fower's Community Leadership Fund, Playgroup has been able to update our IT equipment. We have purchased to date a camera and two Hudl tablets for the children to experience touch screen technology, while learning through fun games.

BGL Group Ltd
A special thank-you to BGL whose kind donation made it possible for us to refurbish our small outside play area. We have been able to purchase new sand for the sand pit, soil for the planters, a mini greenhouse and the outside chalk boards painted - everything is now ready for the children to start planting and enjoying this space again!

Peterborough United Football Club
A BIG thank you to Posh for letting us do a charity collection at their ground on match day. We also thank the Posh and Coventry supporters who dropped a coin or two in our buckets. We raised an amazing £400.

Brotherhood Community Trust Fund
We would like to thank Brotherhood Retail Park and the readers of Peterborough's Evening Telegraph for voting for us to receive a very generous donation of £1000 from the Brotherhood's Community Trust Fund.




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