Youngsters in Stretham play with mud and water thanks to power workers

A group of tiny tots at a Stretham pre-school can now enjoy playing with mud and water thanks to vol

A group of tiny tots at a Stretham pre-school can now enjoy playing with mud and water thanks to volunteers from UK Power Networks. Picture: UK POWER NETWORKS. - Credit: Archant

A group of tiny tots at a Stretham pre-school can now enjoy playing with mud and water thanks to volunteers from UK Power Networks.

The team got their hands dirty at Tiddlywinks, a charity run pre-school near Ely, as part of the company's Donate A Day scheme.

They constructed a two-metre square raised bed for mud play, a water pipe feature, a border for the flower beds and removed a broken flower bed and a tree.

Alexa Hardy, whose daughter attends the nursery, came up with the idea for UK Power Networks to get involved.

She said: "I chose to organise the day because my daughter attends the pre-school and they had not been able to get enough volunteers to help with the work.


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"The company volunteer days were a perfect opportunity.

"It was wonderful to see what my colleagues can do together, they worked so hard.

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"The children were out playing in the mud pit the next day and my daughter came home covered in mud and was very happy indeed."

Susan Yardy, from Tiddlywinks, said: "The work that has been completed in our outdoor space has enriched the children's learning.

"They have created a play area that is just amazing and provides endless thought provoking challenges for our children."

The power company clocked up more than 2,000 hours of volunteering by staff in 2018.

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