11th hour attempt to save Catfield Kittens pre-school

A rural pre-school could be just days from closure having survived the last few months thanks to the fundraising efforts of its committee.

Catfield Kittens, based at the village's primary school, has called an emergency meeting for members of the public to help it come up with ideas to save the site.

But after struggling for a number of years, the committee behind the pre-school has reached a dead end.

Chairman Sharon Taylor said pupil numbers were not high enough, or reliable enough, to keep paying the wages of the two staff members.

The mother-of-two, whose four-year-old son, Hayden, attends the pre-school, said: 'We've raised �2,000 in fundraising money and that's helped to keep us going. If it hadn't been for that, we would have run aground earlier. It's got to the point now where we need a substantial amount of money to keep going.'

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Wednesday's meeting will answer any questions villagers have and ask them for ideas to help keep the pre-school open.

Mrs Taylor, 32, said: 'We're on a very tight timescale. We cannot continue to cover the costs for very much longer. We will hold our meeting and within a few days we will have to make a final decision and give notice to parents.'

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The meeting takes place tomorrow at Catfield Village Hall at 6.30pm. For more information call 01692 581241 or email catfieldkittens enquiry@hotmail.co.uk.


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