Proudfoot Support Pray And Play

Proudfoot Support Pray And Play

Local youth group Pray and Play received a charitable donation of £250 from Proudfoot supermarkets recently to help provide equipment for group activities.

The family-run Proudfoot supermarket group supported the club through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity, which raises funds from the sale of Heritage and Co-op own label products, in addition to funds raised via the four supermarkets’ in-store collecting tins.

Pray and Play is a group designed for children aged from newborn up to 9 years old, hosted at St Edward’s Church, Avenue Victoria in Scarborough every second Saturday of the month from 10-11.30am.  

Sarah Holmes, organizer of Pray and Play said of the group: “The children hear a bible story and we then say some prayers in the church and then we have four activities associated with the story. There is always an eating table where the children usually make and decorate buns! The other tables are craft based. 

“We are a group that relies solely on donations. We never wanted to charge families as we do not want to exclude anyone. And of course, the crafts and ingredients etc. all cost money so we are always so grateful for any donation that we receive!

“The group consists of predominantly Polish families, English families and Indian families, and with regards to numbers we have 35 children on our roll to date and are always hopeful to meet more!”

Valerie Aston, director at the Proudfoot Group, added: “We are delighted to be able to use our Making a Difference Locally funds to support good causes like this in the local area.

“We would like to thank our customers for their continued support, through the in-store collecting tins and purchases of selected products in our stores; as without their support these community donations would not be possible.” For more information on Making a Difference Locally visit or follow @MADLCharity on Facebook or Twitter. For more information on Pray and Play contact Sarah at