Volunteers needed for after-school clubs in Mansfield

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An after-school club organiser is appealing for volunteers to share their time and skills and help out with fundraising.

Money is always needed to help pay for extra-curricular lunctime activities before and after school and during lunchtimes.

Corinna Brown, extended services co-ordinator for South-East Mansfield schools helps advises Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) on fundriasing and how to put together funding bids.

Corinna spoke to the Chad after a meeting of four volunteer groups at Mansfield Primary Academy

“These people are beavering away at the front line for their schools,” she said.

“The aim is to pull them together to give some mutual support and share ideas. For example, one school gave a talk agbout a pamper eveing they held.

“Members of the PTAs gain new skills and learn a lot and they are getting satisfaction out of raising money for their schools and children.

“What we really need are people who can help out with organising.

“They are friendly girls and are really open to new members coming in.”

Male volunteers were in particularly short supply, said Corinna, and any dads, uncles or grandfathers out there keen to lend a hand would be a most welcome addition.