Drayton businessman declares ‘the drinks are on me!’

Members of ‘Toddlers’, a children’s playgroup who meet weekly at Christ Church Hall in Widley, have received an unusual, yet highly valuable donation from a local businessman.

Parents and volunteers attending the group at Christ Church Hall in Widley, were delighted this week when Daryn Brewer presented them with a generous gift of 40 brand new safety mugs, designed to safely contain parents’ and carers’ hot tea and coffee refreshments, during their weekly social meet ups.

Daryn, who owns local estate agent Brewers Sales & Lettings, donated the drinks containers when he found out that the group’s leaders, volunteers Amanda and Jackie,  had been saving up the group’s subscription money for a number of weeks to afford safer, practical covered mugs for the group meetings, to replace regular breakable cups.

Daryn explains why he decided to offer a helping hand.

“A friend of mine attends this popular playgroup which has been running for over 15 years at Christ Church Hall. I grew up in nearby Cosham and I remember attending and loving community events there as a small boy. I heard that the Amanda and Jackie have been saving up the subs to get suitable plastic mugs to avoid breakages, accidental spills or potential scalds, but they were still a long way short. I have two small children and their safety is paramount, so I gladly offered to source and help pay for these essential items.”

Group Leader, Amanda Kind, is delighted with Daryn’s kind donation. “ Our Wednesday morning meeting for parents and up to 30 pre-school children is a great opportunity for adults to have a natter over a cup of tea or coffee, whilst the children enjoy activities and play. Volunteers run the group and we charge very little for parents to attend – just enough to cover the costs of hiring the venue and refreshments. It’s a fun, busy environment and we always wanted to make it totally safe and limit the risk of hot drinks spills and breakages. Daryn’s kind involvement has enabled us to do this sooner, so we are very grateful to him and so are our group members”.

Daryn is no stranger to carrying out ‘good deeds’ in and around the area in which he grew up. In 2015,Daryn bought a run down, closed public conveniences in Lower Drayton Lane, converted part of the building into his office, and then totally renovated the toilets before opening them back up to the public. Brewer’s  ‘Old Loos’ address earned him a Community Contribution commendation award by The News Business Excellence Awards.

DB Brewers press release dated – 20th February 2017.