Lottery cash to help playgroup expand

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Staff at one of Belper’s longest established playgroups were “ecstatic” after landing more than £9,600 to create a new outdoor play area.

Openwoodgate Playgroup, which was started 54 years ago as a mother and toddler group, was given the grant by Big Lottery Fund Awards for All scheme.

The money is helping to re-develop a play area at the back of St Mark’s Church where the group meet and it is hoped that numbers might increase from the current 32 children as a result.


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