Press release – St Monans Playgroup Easter Fundraiser
On a very wet and windy Wednesday morning on the 31st of March, St Monans Playgroup held its annual Easter Coffee Morning. It was tremendously well attended, despite the terrible weather and the folks of St Monans really did us proud showing us their support. There was coffee, tea and biscuits served, a baking stall, a raffle and Bingo, plus the results of the Easter quiz were announced. The parents and carers of the children of the playgroup had put in a lot of effort and worked hard to ensure the event was a success. The children put on an Easter parade in their Easter bonnets and sang songs during the coffee morning, helped by the enthusiastic Playgroup leaders, Yvonne Ramsay, Nicola Scott and Lisa Fleming.
Over £300 was raised on the day which was fabulous, however there was another surprise in store. Myra and Peter Marr who run the local Post Office in St Monans, presented Playgroup with a donation of £400. This was part of the money they had raised from sales of the lovely calendars that they sell each year, depicting photographs from St Monans, all of which they have taken. St Monans playgroup is a charity, run by a committee of parents/carers, who also have to carry out fundraising. So this donation means a lot to the Playgroup and we wish to say a big thank you to Myra and Peter.
With spring in the air, on another blustery cold day, the Playgroup visited the nearby Pathhead Nursery. The plan had been to walk along the coastal path and back, and drop in at the nursery to buy seeds and plants, whilst enjoying the spring sights and sounds. However, the weather put pay to that, so we all went by car and had a lovely time exploring the tunnels and looking at the plants. The owners of the nursery very kindly gave each child a potted Primula to take home with them, which delighted all the children. So a big thank you to Pathhead for their generosity too. We really think our children are very lucky at this playgroup as the parents/carers are so committed, and the staff always carry out such stimulating activities for the children.