There isn’t anything else for young families in Thurnscoe so this group is really valuable.
31 children and their carers attended the first session on 31st October.
Centenary Project Worker Diane said “having a toddler group is really important as a first contact for churches. As we look out into our community there is so much social isolation particularly in young families and as we open up after Covid and it’s really important for people to have somewhere they can feel safe and warm and where they can make friendships.”
The set-up costs have been met by grant funding from St Agatha’s Community Kickstart Fund and the North Dearne Ward Alliance Funding. Diane added “that money has made a big difference because the church here didn’t have one single toddler toy, so everything has had to be bought.”
The Revd Sarah Maughan, who is the Rector of Thurnscoe, said “our play group is fantastic! We can’t believe how many people we have had and the all the connections we’ve made with parents and carers. Well done to our Centenary Project Worker Diane, she’s amazing!”