Preschool aims to help children ‘make memories’
A PRESCHOOL is asking the community to support its fundraising campaign for new outdoor equipment.
Crossways Preschool, which is run by a charity and accepts children from the age of two, is located at Resound on Blackhorse Road. The preschool’s motto is ‘making memories’ and, led by its parent forum, the children have been learning to fundraise by selling raffle tickets to friends and family using a sheet they designed themselves.
As well as the raffle, which raised over £500, the preschool hopes to continue fundraising to furnish their new home corner and carry out renovations on the outdoor space.
Lily Pawley, a member of the parent forum, said: “We created a sheet that prompted the children, explaining the tickets, why they were collecting and asked them to draw themselves playing in the sandpit we ultimately hope to buy.
“The children have really enjoyed learning about the transaction and collecting the money from their friends and family. It’s boosted their confidence and encouraged them to take on responsibility.
“We put out a request to anyone who had a local business to donate a prize, big or small, and we were so overwhelmed with the kindness of the offers. Everything from coffee at our local coffee shop to a local decorator offering his services, to massages and MoTs.
“We are so lucky to have such a thriving and engaged community.”
“With the unpredictable weather we now have, it’s really important that the children have exciting spaces inside and out to ensure their quality of learning and we’re hoping that more people in the local area will donate their time and ideas to this.” Any residents with ideas or suggestion for Crossways Preschool’s fundraising can contact the Crossways Parent Forum via Lily by calling 0778 741 0604.