Helping hand for popular Isle playgroup
An Isle playgroup that serves as a lifeline to parentsÂ and children in the community has been given a helping hand with running costs and new toys.
Tiny Tots in Westwoodside has been supporting families across the region for 30 years and now the future of the popular group looks brighter than ever thanks to support from a local charity and an energy company.
Charity PrideÂ of theÂ IsleÂ have donated the cost of the playgroup'sÂ annual insurance and rent of the WestwoodsideÂ Village Hall.
A spokesman from Pride of The Isle said: 'This allows Lisa Lee who runs the groupÂ to keep the entrance fee to a minimum allowing it to be affordable for everyone to use. With our fundraiser and supporters help,Â PrideÂ of TheÂ IsleÂ can help small organisations like TinyÂ Tots provide for the community.'Â
As well as running costs the group has also been given a donation from EDF Energy for new toys.
A spokesman for EDF Energy said: 'We are delighted to be able to help the group.'
Lisa Lee who runs the group said: 'The new toysÂ will bringÂ enjoyment and fun to children who come to the group.'
The group is always happy to welcome new members and Lisa, who attended the group with her own children before taking over the running of it a year an a half agoÂ is passionate about providing a fun and friendly environment for families to enjoy.
She added: 'IÂ believe the families visiting group, be it one off or regularly,Â Â play a vital role in keeping playgroups alive. 'PlaygroupsÂ are a fantastic way to meet people and talk about similar topics and get advice from other parents.'
The playgroup is held at Westwoodside Village Hall, NethergateÂ every Wednesday, term time 9.15am to 11.15am. Â£2 per child, additional siblings Â£1. Children 0-11 months are free with an accompanying paying sibling
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