Heidi Allen helps launch Elsworth Rocks











Heidi Allen, MP, joined children at Elsworth Pre-School painting pebbles to be hidden around Elsworth village this summer for families to find as part of Elsworth Rocks. Pebbles were also painted at a family drop in on 2nd July.

Heidi Allen said "I’m delighted to support Elsworth Pre-School’s fundraising ‘Elsworth Rocks’ initiative.  This is a wonderfully imaginative way to engage the local community and raise vital funds for our Pre-School.  I will certainly be keeping my eyes peeled in July for some fun finds and look forward to seeing what our villagers manage to create at the Family Drop In or Prosecco, Puddings and Pebbles events in July."

Elsworth Pre-School manager Julie Fretwell explains "It's fantastic that we have a dedicated volunteer committee putting on events that benefit families. In the past fundraising has been about extras like new play equipment. Now we increasingly need to fundraise for core costs as the 'free' government funded childcare hours amount has been frozen since 2017 while wage and pension costs increase. We're really grateful to Heidi Allen for listening to our concerns as part of the Early Years Alliance Fair Future Funding campaign and for helping us launch Elsworth Rocks".

Photos of pebbles found in the village can be posted on Elsworth Rocks Facebook page.

Elsworth Pre-School currently has spaces and offers up to 27 funded childcare hours a week.

Contact Julie Fretwell, Pre-School Manager for more details on 01954 268050

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