May News

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Glenys and Mike Tucker for their very generous donation from proceeds of the Spring Craft Fayre Raffle. We hope to purchase much needed equipment for the children and will let you know in due course what items the children have chosen. Thank you so much for thinking of us.

We would also like to thank everyone who supported our Marica Bassey Jones night at the hall. Just under £800 was raised for the Playgroup.

Writing this we are now on our way to half term holiday. We cannot believe we have only 7 weeks to go until Summer Term ends. This has been one of the quickest years so far. We would just like to thank everybody out there who has supported the Playgroup over the past year and hope that you will continue to do so in the near future. Many thanks



Wenvoe Playgroup has recently received a generous donation of £300 from the Waitrose Community Matters scheme. Based on green tokens collected in the Barry store last year, the funding will support a range of activities.

We've had further funding success too for an environmental project from the Co-op. We've been nominated as one of their Local Causes. Co-op Members can choose us as their nominated cause between now and October to increase the amount of funding we will receive. The project involves eco-activities workshops for the children, garden equipment, a new mud kitchen for messy play, and a visit to a local community garden. So if you are not already a Co-op Member, please join today and support us every time you buy Co-op branded products and services. Thank you!



I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the very many people who attended the Wenvoe Spring Craft Fair in the Wenvoe Community Centre on Sunday 14 May. Once again, the event was an overwhelming success with all of the crafters doing a brisk trade.

The Potter, the Eccentric Gin Company taster sessions, Tricycle Treats ice cream Tricycle and the refreshment stall were all busy all day and The Village Gardener sold out! The Raffle (to which many local residents and crafters donated prizes) made £272 profit which has been divided equally between the Wenvoe Playgroup and the Wenvoe Wildlife group; two very worthy local groups. Profits from the refreshments on this occasion went to Llamau, Wales' largest homeless charity and £110 was raised.

Huge thanks go to my co-organiser (and husband) Mike and to my family and our friends for all their hard work setting up and decorating the venue, selling refreshments and Raffle tickets and clearing away in the evening. Thank you all for your support and I hope we'll see you at the Wenvoe Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 26 November when Raffle profits will be divided between Rally for Romeo and St Mary's Church, Wenvoe. If you would like more information please contact me on 07922109721 or at

Glenys Tucker