A CHIRK wood manufacturing company has made a financial donation to help a school with its running costs.

Kronospan has given money to Chirk Pre-School in the hope that they can keep the playgroup up and running.

Playgroup leader Llinos Jones, contacted the factory or help during some tough financial times for the pre-school.

She said: "The Pre-School started more than 40 years ago and it would be a huge loss to the community if we couldn’t keep going.

"Many of the children in Chirk began their education here in the Parish Hall.

"I am very grateful to Kronospan for their generous donation which will be a big help with keeping the Pre-School going.

"The children have a lovely, happy time and it is such a good way for them to start their learning skills in life. But as a non-profit group we are always looking for extra help with funding as everything becomes more expensive.”

At the moment there are 16 children aged between two and four years old who come to the Pre-School.

The service is run at Chirk Town Hall fro Monday to Thursday between 9am and 11am.

Kronospan Chairman Mike McKenna said: “We are delighted to help the children in Chirk Pre-School with a financial boost especially at this time of year.

"Pre-School is good way to start early learning as well as build essential social skills that come with mixing with other children.”