Children at a Derbyshire pre-school are fundraising to repair extensive damage at their historic home.
Work is underway at Swanwick Pre-School on Pentrich Road to repair the store room area after plaster started falling from the ceiling of the old chapel.
The former church, which was converted into a pre-school, was built in 1880 and the cost of the repairs is £17,000.
Unfortunately the pre-school has had to dip into a separate funding pot used to buy outdoor equipment to pay for the urgent repairs.
Rachel Felix, 38, one of the directors at the pre-school, said: “The pre-school is a charitable organisation, it is run by a committee of volunteers who are parents and it relies on the fundraising that we do. It is vital that we do a good job with the fundraising to ensure the future of the pre-school.”
Repair work started during February half term and it is expected to be completed within the next week.
The pre-school will be organising a number of events and they are appealing to any individuals or businesses to consider fundraising for them.
The pre-school will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 13 and is keen to hear from anyone with old photos or video footage. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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