A PLAYGROUP in Barrhead is looking forward to a bumper festive season, thanks to a surprise cash boost.

A cheque for £150 that arrived “out of the blue” from Tesco in the Community means that a pantomime trip and party are on the cards for the Tweenies group that meets at the town’s United Reformed Church.

Tweenies leader Karen Carrey, a church member and deacon, said the donation had arrived during a good week for the group, which is for girls aged four to seven.

She added: “In addition to the Tesco cheque, we successfully ran a coffee morning, where we raised the grand total of £606.

“This amount has been divided between Tweenie funds and the Bobath Scotland charity, which assists children and adults who suffer from cerebral palsy. It is a cause that is close to our hearts. 

“We would like to thank all those who helped, donated and came along to our coffee morning and made it the great success it was.

“We stress to the girls that everyone is not so fortunate and sharing is an important part of our group ethos.”

Karen said the cash means the Tweenies can now plan a trip to see a production of Aladdin at Bourock Church, with a Christmas party and new decorations for the hall also on the cards.

Barrhead Tweenies runs on Wednesday evenings in the United Reformed Church hall, off Lowndes Street, from 6pm to 7pm.

Those who attend the group can move up to the Brownies once they reach the age of seven.

Bobath Scotland, founded in 1995, provides specialist therapy to those living with cerebral palsy. 

For more information about the charity, visit www.bobathscotland.org.uk.