A PLAYGROUP in Burtonwood that tries to keep a ‘lovely community feel’ to the village has celebrated its 10th anniversary.

The playgroup, which was formed in 2014, is run by a mix of retired women, child minders and Scout leaders all aged between 30 and 84.

Those who run the group volunteer, and most of their children and grandchildren previously attended the group too.

“They’re too old to come now,” said Lindsey McDowell, one of the women who help run the group.

“But we all stayed so we can provide a safe, friendly space for parents, guardians and grandparents to bring their little ones to play.”

They regularly hold fundraisers to keep the playgroup going and to buy new toys for the children.

Easter, Halloween and Christmas parties are often put on by the volunteers, including raffles and tombolas to help raise money.

On Friday, April 26, the group celebrated its 10th anniversary with a party – which included pass the parcel, party food and cake.

The group runs every Friday, including school holidays, from 9.30 to 11.20am in Burtonwood community centre.

On the first Friday of every month, the playgroup also holds a baby weighing clinic which is run with the help of Bridgewater Healthcare.