The Parents' Group are very pleased to announce that we have a new Chairman of the Pre-School. Mrs Sam Balfour lives in Didcot with her husband Chris and daughter Alicia, who attends Allsorts. Sam volunteered, along with Carrie Hammond as Vice Chairman, as the named Chairman of Allsorts Pre-school in January. It was very important that we had a volunteer for Chairman; otherwise the Pre-school would have had to close.
We would like to send a very big thank you to Lydia Cook for all the hard work she did and all the dedication that she put into the Pre-school over the last 2 to 3 years. Without this we would not be where we are today.
Thank you to everyone who helped or came along to the Valentine Ball and Auction of Promises in the Village Hall on 11th February. It was a fantastic evening with over 65 guests enjoying a meal, live music from "The Unusual Suspects" and the Auction of Promises. Not only was it immense fun, but also £4k was raised. Talks are now underway to make this an annual event. On Monday 17th April, 2.00pm, we will be holding an Allsorts Eggstravaganza in the Pre-School building and grounds. There will be plenty of egg-cellent(!) craft activities for the children, an Easter egg hunt and a chance for the grown ups to relax with a cup of tea and some home-made cakes. A great way to round off the Easter holidays, so please put the date in your diary and bring some friends along on the day. We are going to hold a Nearly New Baby Sale in the Jubilee Pavilion from 1.00pm onwards on Saturday 22nd April, concentrating on good quality baby and toddler equipment. If you have anything you¹d like to donate, contact the Pre-school.
The numbers of children at Allsorts are looking very healthy, with 56 children registered. There are a few slots available for Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (1pm - 3.30pm), so please contact us to know more or arrange a visit to the Pre-school - please call Hilary on 826387.
We still need to raise a substantial amount of money before we can start the building work, which must start at the beginning of the school summer holidays in July. We would like to thank everyone in the village that has made a donation to our building fund, but we still have a long way to go in a short space of time.