Dressing up for Easter - PICTURES

Pictured at the Easter Picnic, at Mount View Pre School Methodist Church Hall Derbyshire lane who are trying to fund raise for new Toilents and Playground at the centre.
Pictured at the Easter Picnic, at Mount View Pre School Methodist Church Hall Derbyshire lane who are trying to fund raise for new Toilents and Playground at the centre.
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EASTER fun and frolics were enjoyed by children at a fancy dress picnic held safely indoors at a Sheffield pre-school.

Youngsters came in favourite outfits and wore Easter bonnets at the fundraising event held at Mount View Pre-School at Meersbrook.

Pictured at the Easter Picnic, at Mount View Pre School Methodist Church Hall Derbyshire lane who are trying to fund raise for new Toilents and Playground at the centre.

Pictured at the Easter Picnic, at Mount View Pre School Methodist Church Hall Derbyshire lane who are trying to fund raise for new Toilents and Playground at the centre.

There was plenty of singing and dancing at the event in the Methodist church hall on Derbyshire Lane - with the good old hokey-cokey proving enjoyable.

Also popular was an Easter egg treasure hunt, an Easter arts and crafts display, a guess the number of eggs competition and a lucky dip.

The day raised more than £500 for the school’s drive to renovate its premises, which have remained largely untouched for many years.

So far, parents and supporters have raised more than £5,000 towards a £15,000 wish list of improvements.

Pictured at the Easter Picnic, at Mount View Pre School Methodist Church Hall Derbyshire lane who are trying to fund raise for new Toilents and Playground at the centre.

Pictured at the Easter Picnic, at Mount View Pre School Methodist Church Hall Derbyshire lane who are trying to fund raise for new Toilents and Playground at the centre.

Top priority is to be given to replacing the toilets and installing new flooring in the outside play area.

Chair of the management committee Karen Bird said the fund-raising began last summer and a full calendar of events was planned for the current year.

“Every little helps from each event, and we are looking at obtaining grants and donations from local companies,” she said.

“We are hoping some companies may give us gifts in kind - a plumber who may be able to help put in the sinks and toilets, for example.”

Pictured at the Easter Picnic, at Mount View Pre School Methodist Church Hall Derbyshire lane who are trying to fund raise for new Toilents and Playground at the centre.

Pictured at the Easter Picnic, at Mount View Pre School Methodist Church Hall Derbyshire lane who are trying to fund raise for new Toilents and Playground at the centre.

Karen said work on the toilet block would be beginning soon.

“We don’t want to wait until we’ve got the final sum, we want to start spending the money now so our current kids will see some of the benefit.

“This is a very old church hall, it’s clean but it probably hasn’t been updated for 50 years. We currently have 45 children on our books and we also feel that with better quality premises we could attract more youngsters.”

The pre-school is a charitable organisation which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Pictured at the Easter Picnic, at Mount View Pre School Methodist Church Hall Derbyshire lane who are trying to fund raise for new Toilents and Playground at the centre.

Pictured at the Easter Picnic, at Mount View Pre School Methodist Church Hall Derbyshire lane who are trying to fund raise for new Toilents and Playground at the centre.