Written by Fiona
14th December, 2016
We have helped Greenmeadow playgroup Precious Gems. The children were going to miss out on their Christmas party after a Cwmbran soft play went into administration and the group lost their deposit.
Our Communities team supported the playgroup with a cheque for £100, with each child receiving a Christmas gift. Melvin our mascot, presented owners Joanne and Louise with the cheque and spent the morning playing with the children.
The playgroup was set up 18 months ago, with children aged 2–5 benefitting from a stimulating, fun and friendly environment set in the grounds of Greenmeadow Primary School. Joanne and Louise are rightly proud of how far they have come recently undergoing a CCIW inspection receiving positive feedback, the full report is due out early next year. The playgroups ECCERS programme has received the highest baseline score in Torfaen.
“Without Melin’s help we would have had to explain to the children that they couldn’t have a Christmas party." Louise said. "We can’t thank Melin enough, not only have we got more than enough for a festive feast, the children have had a present as well.”
There are still spaces available at the play group visit their website for more details
If you think Melin could help your community group why don’t you apply for the Jump Fund by emailing our Communities Team?