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SPAR Bonnyrigg, owned and operated by CJ Lang and Son Limited has recently donated a generous £500 to Amuse Me Playgroup.

The money was raised through the sale of single use carrier bags, which since October 2014 cost customers 5p per bag.

Amuse Me Playgroup is a small, friendly playgroup run by qualified staff, parent helpers and volunteers. Playgroup provides a range of stimulating play experiences so that children can play with their peers, learn, develop and enjoy their early years.

Amberlee Harkins, Playgroup Manager, said: “SPAR is always very generous in their local causes and these funds will go a long way in helping resource new toys and equipment, arts and crafts along with the many other hurdles they face on a monthly basis.”

Daniel O’Donnell, Store Manager for SPAR Scotland, said: “When the Amuse Me Playgroup contacted us for a small tombola raffle prize to raise some funds for their nursery, SPAR done so, but we also decided to go one better and offer a very generous cash donation, raised from our sale of carrier bags. As parents ourselves we realise the importance of having these early step programmes for our kids to grow and learn at an early age”.