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Playgroup's appeal for new home

PUBLISHED: 09:13 01 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:29 30 June 2010

Please can you help us find a new home?

That was the passionate plea yesterday from a group of Norfolk toddlers who are desperate for someone to come forward and provide them with a new base for their fun activities.

Please can you help us find a new home?

That was the passionate plea yesterday from a group of Norfolk toddlers who are desperate for someone to come forward and provide them with a new base for their fun activities.

The Hickling Hunnies Playgroup in Hickling, is having difficulties in finding a mobile classroom costing about £10,000.

Currently the group is based in Hickling village hall but the building is due to be closed as part of parish council plans to build a new community hall.

The playgroup has secured a piece of land at the village's infant school but still needs to find a mobile classroom measuring about 10m by 6m.

Parents at the playgroup fear that if a mobile classroom can not be found then youngsters will have to travel to other villages to use their halls - breaking strong links with Hickling Infants School.

To highlight the playgroup's problems some of the group's 20 youngsters displayed their hand made banners and posters yesterday.

The children and their parents have also taken part in fetes, craft fairs and a sponsored bounce to raise the money for the mobile classroom.

Playgroup secretary Dawn Will said: “We have been working hard to find a suitable mobile classroom but so far we have had no joy whatsoever.

“We all feel very strongly that Hickling Hunnies should remain close to the school and remain central to village life.”

Parent Hannah Deane 33 said her two-year-old daughter Harriet was excited about making the banners and posters and that it would be sad if she lost any “small” friends if the group was forced to leave Hickling.

Anyone who has a mobile classroom measuring about 10m by 6m for sale for about £10,000 can call Mrs Will on 07817 746817

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