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Mum's play session support plea

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: January 16, 2014

  • Molly and Mason Blewett.

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A YOUNG mum is appealing for help in running a pilot project which will see a soft play area and educational drop-in play sessions for under fives brought to Penzance.

Molly Blewett, mother to 15-month-old son, Mason, says there is a complete lack of such facilities in the area for parents and carers.

"There is absolutely nothing now since the Playzone shut down at Carbis Bay," said Molly, who is organising the project through the Penwith Community Development Trust (PCDT).

"And we've never had anything here in Penzance apart from the upstairs room at the Star pub which I used to go to when I was young."

Molly said that the project will not just be about play but also provide educational opportunities for youngsters.

The pilot will provisionally run for four weeks, from the end of April on three days a week – probably on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

She believed the project is likely to be based in a pop-up shop in the town.

However Molly says her project will need the support of the community if it is to get off the ground.

"We need to have the help of volunteers to help set up the project, organising how the sessions will be run and fundraising for such things as play equipment.

"If people are interested in helping, they should contact me before February 14 and then we can all meet up and discuss the way forward."

If you are interested in volunteering, call Molly on 01736 334667, e-mail her on molly.blewett@pcdt.org.uk or find out more on the Facebook page Soft Play Area in Penzance.

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