Gift for Leigh-on-Mendip Baby & Toddler Group


County Councillor Gloria Cawood presents £300 to Mandy Garcia-Perez to help Leigh-on-Mendip Babies and Toddler Group. (In picture babies, toddlers and mums)


County Councillor Gloria Cawood was delighted to present a cheque for £300 to Play Group Leader, Mandy Garcia-Perez, at the Leigh-on-Mendip Baby & Toddler Group’s Christmas Party.


The £300 is drawn from the County Councillors Community Fund.  Each Councillor has £5000 that they can allocate to community projects in their division.

The grant will be used by the Leigh-on-Mendip Baby & Toddler group to buy child size tables and educational toys.

Cllr Cawood said:

Babies and Toddler Groups are very important, enabling mothers to meet, share experiences and support each other. This is particularly relevant in rural areas, where isolation can be a problem; it is also important that children in rural areas have an early opportunity to socialize with other young children.”

"I was delighted to be invited to their Christmas Party to present the cheque, and  look forward to seeing the children enjoying the new equipment in the near future.”

"Groups like this one are very important to village life, so I was very happy to support their request for funding."