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Monday, 13th March, 2017

Quota Club president Mary Jinks and Secretary Helen Sforcina take time out to play with the kids of Playtime Preschool, before presenting Director Tess Gilmore with a cheque for $500. Quota Club president Mary Jinks and Secretary Helen Sforcina take time out to play with the kids of Playtime Preschool, before presenting Director Tess Gilmore with a cheque for $500.

By Daniel Stringer

The Broken Hill Quota Club has joined the growing list of businesses and organisations to support the damaged Playtime Preschool. 

The club yesterday presented Director, Tess Gilmore, with a $500 donation to help replace damaged and stolen items. 

It has been a rough start to the year for the preschool, as they were the victims of two destructive break-ins over the New Year period. 

Fast forward two months and the preschool is back on its feet and have reopened the doors, largely thanks to the kindness and generosity of the community.

Mrs Gilmore says she has been overwhelmed by the amount of support she had received from the community. 

“Every time I turn around there is someone saying ‘we want to help’ and it has just been overwhelming,” Mrs Gilmore said. 

“It is wonderful to be living in a town where everyone helps each other and it just fills my heart with pride,” she said. 

The latest donation will go a long way to replacing the damaged smart board, which is valued at $8000.

Quota President, Mary Jinks, says the club saw Playtime as a worthy cause.

“The preschool has had it tough lately and Quota wanted to do what it could to help out,” Mrs Jinks said.

“The survival of the preschool is testament to the many years of dedication from preschool staff, parents and volunteers to continue to provide a preschool for the young children of our community,” she said.

In order to protect against vandalism in the future, the preschool has now installed a security system thanks to a donation from Harvey Norman.