BENWICK BUTTERFLIES PRESCHOOL NEWS I would like to begin by saying a massive thank you to the people in Benwick that have supported us over the past 6 months. We have had a great response to the fundraising events we have either put on or taken part in. I thought the Bugle was the best place to let you all know the things we have been up to and the money we have raised. Back in November we held a pamper evening; it was nice to see some new faces from around the village. In total we raised £180.00. Denise White and Lorraine Bowling kindly collected your unwanted items and took them to a car boot and raised £137.69. We still have a few items left and are hoping to go again soon! We had a very popular sweet stall at the Church Bazaar along with a raffle and Guess the Name of the Teddy. The pre-school raised over £200; we also received a donation from Adam Keppel-Garner’s stall of £35.35. We received £150 from the League of Gentlemen and The Five Alls have donated about £100 in all from quiz nights and their Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin! To finish off we have recently received a donation of £100 from Mr Bowling. Thank you to everyone who has had a hand in helping us through the last few months. I am glad to say that we have had a few new children join the group and with support from the village we are in a much brighter situation now and look to be so in September 2008. In addition to this we have received funding from Cambs County Council and Roddons Housing Association to open a Holiday Playscheme in the village. The grand opening is in the February half term, Monday 11th to Friday 15th February 2008. We will be providing care for children between 3 and 12 years of age during the holidays between 8am and 5.30pm from Benwick Children’s Centre. Thanks to the funding received from Roddons we have been able to buy new accessories for the PS2, basket ball hoops and balls, DVD’s, CD’s and much, much more. We are really excited about it and hope it will be very successful. If you would like to receive details about the Holiday Playscheme please contact Jenny Fell on 01354 677848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seventh edition of the Benwick Bugle