New playgroup launches in Leyburn

A new playgroup has launched in Leyburn.

The group is based at St Matthew’s Church and meets every Tuesday during term time from 9.30am to 11.30am.

It is run by volunteers with help from the church community.

Snacks for the children and tea and coffee for parents are available.

Funding was provided by the county council via county councillor Karin Sedgwick to launch the group.

Volunteer Sarah Willis, who has helped to launch the group, said: “New parents are very welcome.

“It’s a friendly, informal and fun group, and a chance for parents, as well as toddlers, to get to know each other.”

Parents are asked for a donation of £1 per child.