Toddlers in Cheshire will be unpacking some shiny new toys this week – thanks to a generous donation from Manchester-based firm, kinex.

Children at the Little Eagles Pre-School in Nether Alderley, have been given £500 to spend on equipment that will help their play and learning.

The rural school, provides play-based learning for up to 16, two to four-year-olds, has spent the last few months fundraising to buy new resources, hosting sponsored walks, swimathons and fairs.

Marie Danby, Committee Board Secretary, said the donation from the kinex Community Support Scheme would be a major boost to the fund – and was being used to buy new outdoor toys and construction toys and role play equipment.

She explains:

“We are currently trying to raise money to replace the toys we have here, as most are very old, second hand, with pieces missing or not relevant to the learning tools we want to be able to provide.

“This wonderful donation will enable us to buy new learning toys for the children to enjoy – and generations of children to come.”

kinex, which has its head office in Sharston, specialises in providing business services to SMEs, including fixed lines and calls, broadband, mobile, gas, electricity and water.

The kinex Community Support Scheme awards money to organisations, charities and community groups that make a positive impact in their local area.

Speaking about the award, a spokesman said:

“As a company we pride ourselves on supporting groups that really make a difference to people in their community.

“The team at Little Eagles made a big impression on us and we’re delighted to have been able to help.”

Open to groups from all over the UK, the kinex Community Support Scheme makes a new award each month.

If you know a community group, organisation or charity that is providing an invaluable service to improve the quality of life of people near you and would benefit from some extra funding, please contact us via or apply here