Lympstone Preschool has been an integral part of the village community for over 40 years. It is a charity funded organisation, heavily reliant on fundraising and donations to make ends meet. It has recently fallen foul of the central government cuts, which has meant that all local council funding for Early Years has been dramatically reduced. As things currently stand, even with a reduction in all spending and a focus on fundraising, we cannot financially sustain ourselves beyond 2017.

As you may have seen in previous issues of the Herald the preschool is in process of attempting to secure funding through the Armed Forces Covenant Grant scheme to build a purpose built preschool within the grounds of the village hall. If successful this will allow the preschool to operate rent free which will therefore reduce outgoings in line with the annual income we can raise each year. If the bid is unsuccessful we will be in a position where we need to close and this will have a huge impact on the future generations of our village.

With this in mind, we need your help! If every family in the village could donate just a few pounds to support our campaign we would be able to raise the funds needed to go ahead with our vital preschool saving plans.

Can you help us?

We have set up a GoFundMe account with the following link:

www.gofundme.com/x65am69z

Please support your village preschool and donate whatever you can afford to our plight…every penny counts! We are very grateful for your support!

If you would like any further details of our current situation and feel that you may be able to offer sponsorship or help in any additional ways we would love to hear from you. Please email vicki.drinkwater@yahoo.com or call 07792 846555/01395 225345 and speak to Vicki.

Thank you

Vicki Drinkwater

Lympstone Preschool