The Abergavenny Rotary Club has recently donated £250 to a thriving local parent and toddler group for craft materials and play equipment.

’Community Kids’, which is based at Park Street Community Centre, meets every Thursday morning in term time from 10.30am to 12 noon. Since it started in March 2015, an enthusiastic group of babies and small children accompanied by parents, grandparents and other carers attends regularly to join in the fun.

The group is run by volunteers who set the room up, organise activities and prepare snacks and drinks for the children.

Mrs Freddy Edmonds, who leads the volunteer group, said, “We are really grateful to the Abergavenny Rotary Club for donating this generous sum which we have used to buy colourful seat pads, sensory blocks and a selection of art resources ready for the new term.

“We like to keep things welcoming and informal, and we encourage children to play, sing and have fun together. The parents and grandparents enjoy coming too, because the session provides an opportunity for them to get to know other people who care for small children.

“It’s generous donations like this that enable us to keep costs down so the group is affordable for everyone in the community.”

If you would like to know more about Community Kids, contact Freddy Edmonds on 07739 212501 or just turn up any Thursday at 10.30am.