A TRELLECH charity-run playgroup has celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The Busy Bodies playgroup, based at the Babington Centre, has been up and running since 1973 with more than 600 children taking part in the group over the last 40 years. The Monmouthshire playgroup is charity run and have held numerous fundraisers over the years including fashion shows and live bands.

Tracy Price, manager of Busy Bodies for the last 25 years, said: “It is quite an achievement to reach 40 years as many groups are folding at the moment. It’s all down to the parents with all their help with fundraising events.

“The Babignton centre was left to the children of Trellech by the Zachariah of Babington. The centre has continued to be used by the children.”

The group has around 30 children from two and a half years old to five-years-old.

Laura Sims, chair of the Busy Bodies committee, said: “Busy Bodies has become an essential part of the community obtaining high awards and has forged a fantastic relationship with Trellech Primary School.” The playgroup is open five days a week with morning and afternoon sessions.