BEAMING youngsters celebrated with representatives of Papplewick Pre-School playgroup as they accepted a cheque for £1,000 from members of the Linby and Papplewick Village Ladies group.
The money was raised after various fundraising activities, which included quiz nights, ferret race nights and summer parties in the two villages.
The fundraising group was set up 23 years ago and has raised more than £50,000 for various charities.
The pre-school playgroup will use the cash to buy a new computer trolley and climbing frame.
The cheque presentation was another reason for celebrations at the playgroup after a recent OFSTED inspection when inspectors found it to be offering a good service overall.