Council donates for playhouse

Pictured: Children playing in the site's garden with the playhouse last summer.
Pictured: Children playing in the site's garden with the playhouse last summer.
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YOUNG mothers and their children are set to benefit from improved outdoor play facilities thanks to a generous donation from Skegness Town Council.

Mayor of Skegness Coun Steve Kirk was ‘delighted’ to present GFS Platform with a £400 cheque to help the charity to purchase a new playhouse for its members.

Receiving the cheque at the council’s latest meeting on Wednesday, project manager Lynne Wyles said: “Thank you very, very much - it will certainly be put to good use!

“This winter has seen the end of our play house, so this will be put towards a new one. A lot of our young ladies don’t have gardens of their own for their children to play in, so this will make that experience even more enjoyable for them.”

GFS Platform at Saxby Avenue, Skegness, works with more than 50 young mothers aged between 14 and 25 every week.

As part of a nationwide charity, it offers education, advice and support to help its members - many of whom have under-achieved at school - to gain new qualifications and expand their horizons.

The site also contains an Ofsted registered creche and its staff lead post-natal groups and parental classes.

It is hoped that a new playhouse will be purchased for the children to use in the coming weeks.

l Pictured: Children playing in the site’s garden with the playhouse last summer.