A COMMUNITY playgroup on the brink of closure has been rescued after a business promised to provide funding for a year.
Jumping Jelly Beans, which looks after 60 pre-school children in Winsford, was to close on March 27 because it couldn’t afford the £39 room hire fee at the Winsford Centre, Cheviot Square.
But Cheadle-based photography firm 3DKids has saved the day by donating more than £2,000 to keep the group going for the next 12 months.
“It’s fantastic – we’re so grateful,” said Jumping Jelly Beans chairwoman Rachel Hickson.
“We just couldn’t afford to stay open – we were getting desperate. We hadn’t given up but we all thought we were going to have to close.”
3DKids, the brainchild of entrepreneur Darius Soudi, uses state-of-the-art technology to etch three dimensional images of youngsters into solid crystal.
Darius said: “Schools and pre-schools are at the heart of every community and we felt we needed to come out and show our support.”
Business manager Carley Stone added: “We are proud to be able to support the community in this way.”