A grant of £600 supported Puddleducks Playgroup to purchase new soft play equipment, toys, dressing up clothes and craft supplies to provide higher quality and more exciting play experiences for West Horsley’s youngest residents. The new equipment enables Puddleducks to offer more varied activities, encouraging existing members to return and appealing to new parents and carers to attend the group, giving them the opportunity to socialise, reduce isolation and make friends within the local community.
Puddleducks are absolutely delighted with our grant from the Horsleys Community Fund. It will make such a difference to all the children, parents and carers to have new, exciting toys and activities during playgroup. We can’t wait to share the news with everyone! – Chairperson, Alicia Grainger
Puddleducks has been running as a local playgroup in West Horsley for over 30 years. A minimal charge is made by parents which covers some costs but the group relies on donations for toys and books and, as a result, much of the equipment is now very old, worn, broken or with missing pieces.
For many parents Puddleducks is a lifeline, and provides them with regular peer support from other parents and the opportunity to make lasting friendships. They regularly welcome new parents who have recently moved into the village, and the group can really help them to become a part of the local community.