Saffron Walden bell ringers hit the right note for playgroup

09:00 15 February 2014

Saffron Walden Opportunity Playgroup are presented with a cheque for £200.

Saffron Walden Opportunity Playgroup are presented with a cheque for £200.


Bell ringers in Saffron Walden have made an a-peal-ing donation to a special playgroup.

Saffron Walden Society of Change Ringers presented a cheque for £200 to the Saffron Walden Opportunity Playgroup (SWOP) last week.

The group is aimed at children aged 0-5 years with special needs, their parents, carers and under school age siblings.

Play leader Sally James said: “It makes a big difference getting support from the community, especially as we never know where the next money is coming from.

“We have been running for 25 years and we hope to continue to support the community with the service we provide.”

The Ringers raised the money by running a stall at the Late Night Shopping event in Saffron Walden in December, while members decided not to swap Christmas cards and instead donated the money saved to top up the fund.

SWOP is looking for more volunteers. The playgroup meets every Wednesday during term time at the United Reformed Church, Abbey Lane, from 10am until noon.

Contact Sally on 07748 918289 or e-mail for further information.


More news stories

Yesterday, 08:00

A selfless woman from Saffron Walden has hand-knitted 14 blankets which she gave to the homeless last week (October 14).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Essex GCSE students developed better on average than their counterparts in the UK according to new league tables published last week.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Scaffolding went up and work began at Saffron Walden Library this week with the building set to receive a “facelift”.

Friday, October 21, 2016

A huge pumpkin man who towers more than 60ft tall will be on show for nine days in Stansted starting this weekend (Saturday, October 22).

Digital Edition

Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: