Cowcliffe preschool has been providing valuable childcare for over 50 years and has become an important part of the local community and a stepping stone to Fixby Junior & Infants School.  At Cowcliffe, excellent childcare is provided in a warm and safe environment, helping to develop social skills and preparing children for the transition into school life. The preschool benefits families, the school and even the local economy.

A committee of volunteers ensures that everything runs smoothly, however in recent years the building has needed many essential repairs.  These repairs along with a lot of care from the committee and staff are what have kept the building going far beyond the expected lifespan of the building.  But, even with all this care, there is only so much that can be done and the building is fast becoming beyond normal repair.  Radical measure need to be taken to enable the preschool to continue to operate and provide the amazing service that it is known for.

The committee have been working with the school and Kirklees planning, to come up with a solution and will soon be seeking planning permission for a full refurbishment of the building.

We are expecting the total cost of the project to be in the region of £72,000.  Sounds a lot doesn’t it? We thought so too, but rest assured, we are working hard to get the best possible price for the refurbishment and we are hoping to complete the work during the summer holidays in 2018.

Once planning permission is awarded, the hard work starts and we have to raise the money needed by summer 2018.  Fundraising has always been a challenge and never more so than in the current climate, so we have taken on experienced fundraiser and project manager, Denise Armstrong, to help run the project and raise the money.

Denise is heading up a number of fundraising initiatives and will need as much help as possible and that’s where you come in.  Here’s how you can help:

Make a donation – it’s the simplest and most effective way of boosting the refurbishment pot and it’s so easy, just click on the ‘Donate’ link above.  Any amount is very much appreciated, from £1 to £100, it all helps.
Spread the news and ask family, friends and colleagues to help – the more people we can involve, the more we can raise.  Tell everyone you know about the campaign and how it will benefit your little ones and ask them to donate.
Let us know if you have any contacts in businesses and organisations that might be able to help – corporate involvement is really important, from dress-down days, to major donations, there’s many ways they can help and we’ll have greater success with companies, if you can help us to ‘get a foot in the door’.

Over the coming months, we’ll keep you updated on the progress of the campaign and from time to time, we may ask for help, so keep checking the website and watch out for the preschool newsletters.

If you want to get involved or if you can help in any way, please get in touch with Denise on 07970 866 824 or

Cowcliffe Refurbishment Project