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Point and Sandwick Trust have given a grant of £500 towards the Point Parent & Toddler Group Christmas party, taking place on December 16.  

The cash will help with costs of buying some festive gifts for the children and providing party food and snacks for everyone who comes along.

Organiser Catriona Dunn said, “This grant is greatly appreciated by the parents, especially as they were unable to do any fund-raising during Covid restrictions.  The Group is great fun with parents getting involved in setting up the hall and ladies from the congregation providing catering. I’ve been involved for many years and it really is an excellent forum for local parents to meet, a place where friendships are formed among parents and children alike”.

Point Parent and Toddler Group meets on Friday afternoons every week during term-time in the Garrabost Free Church Hall and with 38 currently registered children, the group is an important feature of community life. Use of the church facilities is provided free of charge, and every family is welcome to come and play with the great selection of toys and have a hot drink with some friendly faces, whether they have a link to the church or not.

PST Chairman Norman Mackenzie said of the grant, “PST is very pleased to support the Point Parent & Toddler Group which offers a vital link for the community in these testing times.  We are delighted to support the provision of a warm place to spend an afternoon, meeting up with and making friends for parents and our youngest community members.  We hope the group has a fantastic Christmas party on the 16th and look forward to hearing all about it.”

Point Parent and Toddler Group is also planning a Christmas Fayre in Ionad Stoodie on Saturday December 3 from 1.00-4.00pm, with various stalls, and activities for children.