A Brockholes children’s group is hoping the Examiner’s Wish campaign can help provide resources for their fun and informative sessions.
St George’s Church AD Children’s Group runs practical sessions for eight to 12-year-olds in a lively, safe environment every month.
The group involves youngsters in arts and crafts, sporting and gardening activities.
Organiser Kate Drake said: “The group has been running for 11 years and around 20-25 children attend each session.
“Children have recently made tie-dye T-shirts which always seems popular.
“The more messy activities seem to be, the better they go down.
“We applied for The Examiner Wish campaign last year and received cash towards materials for the sessions and hope to continue this with this year’s appeal.
“We have also recently bought some new chairs for the children and that has squeezed extra cash for resources, so any extra donations via Wish would be a welcome addition.”
The highlight of the children’s group calendar is the annual making of the dragon in time for the St George’s Day Community Parade around the village.
Registration is now open for our new Wish campaign.
With places restricted to 150 this year, groups are urged to act quickly to sign up.
Registration closes on September 18 and all those groups accepted for registration are then sure to share a slice of the £25,000 up for grabs.
A special supplement will be published on Tuesday October 1, profiling all 150 – and this free publicity is regarded as a major part of the campaign.
Some groups – especially those who submit detailed information about themselves along with good photographs – will also be profiled in the main Examiner news pages.
From October 1 until Saturday November 30, tokens will appear in the paper.
The more tokens groups collect, the bigger their share of cash.
Information and terms and conditions can be found at: www.examiner.co.uk/wish