Tots at a pre-school established more than 40 years ago are in line for some exciting new play equipment, thanks to the Tamworth Co-operative Society.
The group has been awarded nearly £300 from the Tamworth Co-op’s Community Dividend Fund.
Around 54 children, aged between two and four, regularly attend Amington Pre-School at the Amington Band Community Welfare Centre.
The money will be used to buy a camouflage tent, as well as binoculars, magnifying glasses and flower tubs.
Pre-school manager Carol Albrighton says the new items will help the young children appreciate natural outdoor pursuits such as growing flowers and studying the birds in the trees behind the playground.
“We’re extremely grateful to the Tamworth Co-op for this money as it is an ongoing struggle to keep finding funds for the group,” she said.
The money was raised by generous shoppers at the Tamworth
Co-op’s Amington convenience store donating the dividends they have earned on their purchases. Every year 16 Tamworth
Co-op outlet supports a different cause and more than £40,000 has been raised for a wide range of organisations during the first four years of the scheme.
The cheque was presented to the group by Nicky Gilbert, manager of the Amington convenience store.
“This cause is very close to my heart as my daughter attended this pre-school 14 years ago,” she said.
“I am well aware of the positive effects it has on local children and I’m delighted to be able to hand over this money on behalf of the Tamworth Co-operative Society.”