AN AWARD-winning Milford Haven play scheme is in desperate need of funds.

The Mount Estate Play and Participation Team (MEPPT) runs weekly sessions, where children can play in safety, have fun with crafts, roast marshmallows and more.

The project was supported with an initial £1,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, but without more money the sessions may have to stop in November.

The team is planning a bingo fundraiser at Christmas time, and Sarah Howlin – one of the mums who runs the project – is also hoping to donate money from a special party to be held in memory of her late daughter Tia.

But sponsorship, donations or raffle prizes are desperately needed to continue the service.

“The children attend every week and they enjoy somewhere to go and be able to play safely,” said Sarah.

“The children enjoy coming and playing with the variety of choices of toys we have and making things out of tyres, drain pipes, crates and other bits and bobs.”

“We go through a lot of paints, wood and other supplies - people might think it doesn't cost a lot but having to buy it every week along with little toys means the budget does run down.

“Any extra help would be a massive deal to us as we will be able to continue sessions every week, not just to fund the sessions but to also get the children more toys.

“A lot of what we have at the moment has been donated by the public, and everyone has been very generous.”

Anyone able to help, either financially or by way of toys, craft supplies or raffle prizes, can get in touch via the Mount Estate Parent Play Team page on Facebook, or contacting Sarah directly on social media.