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Appeal for more members to support village group
A VILLAGE playgroup under threat of closure has issued a plea for more members.
Gainford Baby and Toddler group has been running in Montalbo village hall for more than ten years but a recent decline in numbers means it is now running at a loss.
Fiona Hilton, who organises the group, says the session will be cancelled unless more people start attending.
She said: “It would be a real shame if the group was to close like ones in neighbouring villages.
“It is really good value and a great way for people to get to know each other and get advice and support from their peers.
“Everyone is welcome, from expectant mothers, parents on maternity and paternity leave and grandparents or carers who look after youngsters.”
Play equipment is available for babies and toddlers of all ages, from newborn to pre-school age, including slides, climbing frames, cars and a colouring and craft corner.
Stimulating toys and bouncers for very young babies are also available and the session culminates with singing.
The playgroup runs from 9.30am to 11.30am every Friday.
Entry is £1.50 which includes a drink and snacks for the children and tea or coffee for adults.
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