As a non-profit making charity, playgroup relies on fundraising activities, grants, donations and sponsorships to help buy new resources for the children. A large part of the committee's work, therefore, is to raise money for playgroup. Each year, the committee organises a number of its own fundraising events as well as participates in larger village events.

We are also registered for the Sainsbury's and Morrison's supermarket voucher schemes. In September 2014, we received our latest delivery from Sainsbury's Active Kids scheme: a Pic 'n' Roc table/rocker and some gardening tools. Just before Christmas, we received our latest Morrison's delivery, which was a range of vegetable seeds for the children to plant in the spring.

In 2017-18, we are raising money for 'Technology and Enabling Environment' resources.

Playground Cake Sale, July 2017

Thank you to all the parents who doanted yummy cakes and treats for our summer cake sale and thank you to those who bought them! We raised £30.00 to put towards our fundraising topic of 'Technology and Enabling Environments'.

East Leake Parade and Carnival, June 2017

Thank you to all the families who participated in this year’s Carnival parade. A brilliant effort was made by all (including many parents!) to dress up as ‘East Leake Pre-School Playgroup’! Thank you also to everybody who helped with our Strawberries and Cream stall- whether that was organising, staffing or buying from it. We raised £101.50, which is a fantastic amount!

Fundraising Gig, June 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported our social and fundraising gig at the Bull's Head. It was a fantastic night with live music from a variety of talented local bands and a raffle which and raised an impressive £187.31 for new computer software for the children.

In 2016-17, we raised funds for 'Science and Imaginative Play' resources.

Thanks to a very successful year of fundraising the Committee was able to purchase a range of new 'Science and Imaginative Play' resources. These inlcuded a wooden play kitchen for the Home Corner, a shopping till, a toy petrol pump and toy traffic signs.

Christmas Raffle, December 2016

The raffle has been a huge success and raised an impressive £658.55 to spend on 'Science and Imaginative Play' resources for playgroup. Thank you to everyone who got involved and supported the raffle and congratulations to the lucky winners.


Great Christmas Bake Off, December 2016

Ready, steady.....bake! Playgroup children and parents have been busy baking for our Great Christmas Bake Off. The competition was judged by Sapphire from Sure Start and raised £30.20. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to those who baked, donated and bought the wonderful festive treats!

Playground cake sale, July 2016

The cake sale was a great success! We received plenty of yummy goodies to sell, and made a profit of £77.15. A big thank you to everyone that donated cake, and to all the customers at the cake stall!

East Leake Parade and Carnival, June 2016

Thank you to all the families that participated in the parade. The children, staff and even some parents did a wonderful job dressing up as princesses and heroes!

Thank you too to everybody who helped behind the scenes - both preparing for the parade, and organising and staffing the strawberries and cream stall. Playgroup's face painters also did an amazing job, and were kept extremely busy. We're please to announce that we made a profit of £105.57. Another successful year for Playgroup at the East Leake Carnival!

Great Notts Bike Ride - June 2016

Two Playgroup parents both cycled 50 miles to raise money for Playgroup. The running total raised so far is nearly £100. Thank you, Chris and Julia!

Coconut Shy, Scouts' May Day Gala, May 2016

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather to support the East Leake May Day Gala, and especially to those that had a shot at winning a fresh coconut at Playgroup's coconut shy! And, of course a big thank you to the volunteers who helped to arrange, set up, and man the stall on the day. Playgroup raised almost £80 - a great start to the new financial year!

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