Play group given funding boost by shop

A PLAY group which brightens the lives of children with difficulties has been given a funding boost.

The Play Team Association, a small charity that works with schools and children and family centres was one of three monthly recipients of the Waitrose tokens scheme which customers can donate to.

The charity, which operates around West Sussex was given a cheque of £324 by the Chichester branch of the store, during their half-term clay workshop at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Singleton.

Their personnel manager, Elaine Nicol came to present the cheque to Anna Clarke, the President of the Play Team and to see what the Play Team and the children in the Gridshell were doing.

The group said the money will be very well spent helping to fund one-to-one sessions of therapeutic play with children who are having to deal with a difficult time in their lives.

Play Team therapeutic play workers give these children an opportunity to work through their anxieties, frustration and sometimes grief through creative play.

The Play Team would like to thank everyone who contributed their green tokens and if you wish to know more about the charity and what it does, contact Anna through or visit the website at