Boogie on down to help village pre-school

PARENTS are inviting music lovers to join them in a nostalgic disco night to raise funds for their threatened pre-school.

Little Comberton Pre-school and Toddler Group is organising a 60s and 70s Boogie Night disco in Elmley Castle Village Hall this Friday (March 16th) from 7.30pm.

Although the cash-strapped pre-school is struggling for money, parents are hoping that if it can survive this year, enough money might be available to enable it to eventually move to a building at Elmley Castle First School.

That would make its future much brighter as the pre-school would be able to offer much more in the way of care for youngsters and hopefully attract new recruits.

Pre-school committee fund-raiser Rachael Perkins said she was looking forward to Friday‘s event but they were hoping for more people to support it.

“It’s fancy dress if you fancy it,” said Rachael. “I’ve got my mini skirt and big platform boots ready.“

Rachael said disco-goers could expect plenty of music from the likes of Abba and Saturday Night Fever.

“We are doing nibbles. All the committee members are doing 50 canapés each,” she added. “We’ve also got a chocolate fountain and we’ve got a raffle with some really good prizes.”

Despite the pre-school’s current financial plight, all is not doom and gloom.
The Bredon Hill View previously reported that one of the parents, Jim Rumsey, was spearheading the Bredon Hill Challenge on Sunday, March 25, which will involve Jim and a few friends cycling round Bredon Hill, then carrying the equivalent weight of all the pre-school children up the hill, and then cycling round the hill again.
The event has already raised over £300 on their Just Giving page.

Rachael said they had also recently held a quiz night at the Queen Elizabeth pub in Elmley which proved really successful and raised over £130 for the pre-school. Further quizzes are being planned on a quarterly basis.

In another major boost, Asda in Pershore has named the pre-school as its community project for 2012.

“They have set the target of raising £5,000 in the year,” said Rachael. .
That money would enable the pre-school to buy a pre-fabricated building with two rooms to put on the Elmley School grounds.

Although they haven’t got a timetable for the move, Rachael said it would be the summer of 20123 at the earliest.

“We’ve got a really brilliant committee who are really committed to making it work,” she added.

Tickets for Friday’s disco are £10, including nibbles, and can be bought in in advance from Elmley Stores, Elmley School or on the door.

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