AN ANGLESEY parents’ group has begun a fundraising mission to build a new after-school and holiday club.
Clwb Plant Y Borth Kids Club was formed by a group of parents after the closure of the previous club was announced prior to the summer holidays, due to the building falling into disrepair.
A committee of parents of Ysgol Y Borth pupils have begun the mammoth task of raising over £100,000 to fund a new club.
As well as applying for funding, a host of events and prize draws are in the pipeline, including a raffle, bag packing at local supermarkets and a green token donation at Waitrose in Menai Bridge.
The announcement of the closure left many parents with no childcare provisions throughout the summer holidays and into the new school term.
Ysgol Y Borth has agreed to run an after-school club in the interim period, allowing the pupils’ club to continue after school hours, but parents are now looking to secure a future for the club.
Chairperson of the group, Melanie Jackson said: “This service is absolutely vital to parents whose children attend Ysgol Y Borth. The school has given us parents a lifeline by taking over for the time being.
“Without this service, a lot of parents would be left with the option of either having to leave their job or work part time, which is obviously not ideal for anyone, especially in the current climate.”
The committee, made up of volunteering parents, is seeking in excess of £100,000 in order to build, furnish and equip a new, environmentally sustainable building for the club.
Miss Jackson added: “If any person or local business feels that they can help us in any way, or want to donate, please get in touch.”
During the month of October, shoppers at Waitrose in Menai Bridge can support the club by donating their green tokens to the Clwb Plant Y Borth donation box.
The group can also be found on Facebook, as ‘Clwb Plant y Borth’, or you can contact Melanie Jackson on 07809 688806.