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'Superb send-off' as Accrington pre-school closes after 23 years

A surprise party was held to celebrate a pre-school which closed its doors for the final time last week.

FOND FAREWELL: Staff and youngsters say goodbye as Child's Play shuts its doors

A surprise party was held to celebrate a pre-school which closed its doors for the final time last week.

Owner Lynne Sykes decided, with a heavy heart, to close the Child's Play group in Accrington after running it continuously for 23 years.

Children and parents, including some who used to attend the pre-school, were among around 30 guests invited to the party at the Cambridge Street Church on Lodge Street.

Lynne, of Burnley Road, Accrington, said the day was "a superb send off".

She said: "I was gobsmacked and it was a very emotional day. Members of the church came along as well. It has left a big gap in my life so I'm going to have a break for a couple of months and then look around for what to do next."

Lynne, 56, thanked staff members Kim Sanderson and Lesley Webber and everyone who had helped make it a special day.

 

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