Votes help secure £900 Co-op grant for Duns nursery

Little Reivers Nursery have bought new sensory equipment thanks to a donation by the Co-op
Little Reivers Nursery have bought new sensory equipment thanks to a donation by the Co-op

The Little Reivers Childcare nursery in Duns is the latest Berwickshire group to be given a handout by the Co-op Local Fund.

The Seton Care nursery has been given a £900 share of the money raised through carrier bag charges and sales in Co-op food stores, and it will put the money towards buying sensory equipment to benefit children of all ages.

Amanda Wilson, manager at the Newtown Street nursery, said: “The Co-op supports local causes by reinvesting the profits from the 5p carrier bag charge in their stores into local causes or community groups.

“We had to apply online to be in for a chance of receiving a share of the funds, and then it was down to members of the local community to vote for us and, luckily for us, they did.”

Little Reivers Childcare is holding a family fun day this Saturday from 10am to 1pm.

There will be face-painting, a bouncy castle, cake and candy stalls and a tombola.

“Fundraising is vital for the nursery and enables us to buy the resources we need,” said Amanda. “Why not go along to Little Reivers’ fun day and see what we get up to and our plans for the new sensory equipment that local people helped us acquire by giving us their vote?”