Peter Pan Preschool in Bath has raised £9,000 to help secure its future, after facing significant losses due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

The preschool launched a crowd funding campaign in July to help bridge a loss of £16,500 when it was forced to close during the pandemic. This is a huge sum for a small, charity-run, preschool and has the potential to significantly impact its financial stability and future.  

The Crowdfunding campaign, together with private donations and a £5,000 discretionary charity grant from BANES, raised a total of £9,000.

Michael and Jennifer left a comment on the Crowdfunder saying, ‘Thanking you for the past, hoping that this gift helps to secure a positive future.’

Jane Carnegie also commented, ‘Peter Pan has given so many of our children a loving and encouraging start and I really hope you will continue to be an important part of our Newbridge and Lower Weston community for another 40 years.’

Parent and co-chair of the committee, Clare Moon, said, “We are so grateful for all the generous donations that flooded in from parents, extended family and the local community and also to BANES for their support.  It has been so heart-warming for the Peter Pan team to receive the messages of support and to hear about individual fundraising efforts like that of three-year-old Chloe who raised £195 from sponsorship for walking up Kelston Roundhill six times in six weeks.

“The money raised will have a hugely positive impact, however, we’re still not out of the woods. We will continue to work hard to raise the funds that we need and any further support the community can give to help us now and in the future will be greatly appreciated.”

If you would like to support Peter Pan preschool you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/peterpanpreschool