Westlands Playgroup saved thanks to Platform funding - The Droitwich Standard

Westlands Playgroup saved thanks to Platform funding

Droitwich Editorial 3rd Jul, 2024   0

A NURSERY in Droitwich has been pulled from the jaws of closure thanks to a successful bid for funding.

Westlands Playground – a baby, toddler and carers clubs – held in the estates community centre has been awarded Platform Housing Group funding to operate for at least another 12 months.

The playground, resourced entirely by volunteers, was originally set up following the closure of the estate nursery and is aimed at low income families.

The nursery received the funding through Platform’s Community Chest, a funding pot for local charities and other not-for-profit organisations for works or projects directly benefiting Platform customers.

Nikki Beeston, project manager at Droitwich Spa CVS said: “We want to express our sincere thanks to Platform Housing Group for its generous contribution.

“Its support is invaluable to us and it means the world to the children and families who benefit from the group.

“Thanks to the donation, we are able to continue providing a nurturing environment where young minds can grow, learn and play together.

“The funding enables us to offer a safe and enriching space where children can develop social skills, explore their creativity and build a strong foundation for their future learning journey and transition into school.”

Moving Forward, which is part of Droitwich CVS, is a community hub based at Westlands Community Centre.

Marion Duffy, chief operations officer at Platform Housing Group said: “We are so pleased to have had a helping hand in ensuring the future of Westlands Playgroup.

“It is a crucial part of the fabric of the estate and we are delighted to support it in bringing children and their families together.”


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