A GREEN-fingered playgroup is ready for the winter.

The children’s allotment at Moreton-in-Marsh Playgroup now has a new shed to house its tools and gardening equipment, after Bovis Homes donated £300 to the community group.

“We were only too happy to provide some help for the Moreton-in-Marsh playgroup,” says Stephanie Spry, regional marketing manager. “It’s a fantastic community resource, and the allotment gives children a chance to get outside and learn more about where food comes from and how plants grow.

“We’re delighted to have been given the opportunity to contribute to their gardening efforts and we hope their new shed helps them to have a bumper harvest.”

Moreton-in-Marsh playgroup is open to children between the ages of two and five, and offers a range of activities helping them to learn whilst also having fun.

The children regularly visit the allotment, helping to sow, plant and harvest the fruit and vegetables, such as courgettes, runner beans and strawberries, which they grow there.

Jo Creek, deputy playgroup manager, said: “The shed has made a huge difference to the group, as it is a bit of a walk from the nursery to the allotment. It’s great to have all the tools there waiting for the children when they arrive.

“The kids love using the allotment and learning where vegetables come from and we use the produce as healthy snacks!”

"Three-year-old Molly, who attends the playgroup, said: “My favourite thing about the allotment is the runner beans!”