Town council saves nativity

Nativity goes ahead, thanks to Leighton Linslade Town council
Nativity goes ahead, thanks to Leighton Linslade Town council

Leighton Linslade Town council stepped up to save Totternhoe Pre School’s nativity.

The pre-school closed on Tuesday, December 9, because it was financially unstable and the committee had to step down, meaning the scheduled performance two days later, was cancelled.

Michelle Urbanowicz, manager of the pre-school, said: “Sadly our Pre-school doors closed it’s doors last week, we was an independent pre-school which was charity run.

“The pre-school it’s self was a thriving place, with a growing amount of children due to our reputation, and what we had to offer local children and their families. It’s been a very upsetting time for everyone.

“My self and the team would like to thank Mark from the Astral Park in Leighton buzzard, for his generosity and such kindness.”

Mark Penton, Astral Park’s senior centre coordinator, was contacted by a parent and was happy to offer the park for the nativity.

He said: “To be honest I did not think twice, we had to help them, there was no way I was going to allow all their hard work to go to waste, after all it is Christmas.”

Gemma Ball, whose sons attended the pre-school, said: “The pre-school closed suddenly last Tuesday, which meant they could not perform the nativity.

“I called the council and Mark said we could use the hall for free.

“We were all so grateful that the children were able to perform, everyone had a great time and they were had a party after, they got to say bye to their friends and teachers.

“We all appreciate what the council did for us, they saved the nativity.”

Mr Penton added: “The show took place today and the children were amazing.

“It was great to see them smiling and enjoying themselves.”