New educational playground for preschool after national award win

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A preschool in Bath has secured £5,000 to renovate its outdoor play area after winning a national award.

Timsbury Preschool was awarded the funding by financial mutual, OneFamily, through its Foundation Community Awards. The annual awards provide game-changing opportunities for community organisations, groups and projects across the UK.

The preschool had been trying to encourage its 30 pupils to be more active, but a lack of educational toys and equipment was making it difficult.

However, after winning the award, the team at Timsbury Preschool will be able to renovate the space, buying new bikes and an array of outdoor toys. The funding will also mean they can buy a sensory table that will help develop the children’s hand-eye coordination.

Timsbury Preschool was nominated for a Foundation Community Award by Jenny Scott, a OneFamily customer and a trustee at the school. It was one of 41 organisations presented with an award in the latest round.

Jenny said:

“It’s so exciting that we’ve won this award, and it’s lifted the spirits of all of the staff. We’re only a small organisation and £5,000 is a lot of money for us so we know it’ll be put to great use!

“Our goal is to make our preschool an exciting place where children want to come and learn. The new equipment will let them explore, encourage outdoor activity, and stimulate their curiosity.”

Karl Elliott, marketing director at OneFamily, said:

“It’s great that Timsbury Preschool is putting so much emphasis on making education fun, and we’re really pleased to have been able to help them fund the renovations.

“Our Community Awards go right to the heart of what being part of a mutual society is all about, directly benefitting our customers and the causes closest to their hearts.

“Our next round of Community Awards is set to launch in the autumn and we’d encourage our Bath-based customers to get involved and nominate a cause that’s important to them.”

Through its Foundation, OneFamily redistributes a proportion of its profits back to its customers, to help them to help their families, their communities and those they care about most.  In 2016, 100,000 people directly benefited from Foundation Community Awards.

Over a period of five years, OneFamily aspires to make £5 million available through its Foundation, helping to improve the lives of its customers, their families and communities.

For more information please visit: https://www.onefamily.com/your-foundation/community-awards/