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School club turns around its fortunes.

Byline: CARL BUTLER

A VITALLY important after school club has been rescued from the brink of closure.

Things were looking grim at Tease, based at Ysgol Estyn, in Hope, when numbers dropped as a result of the recession.

In December last year, a letter went out to parents warning them that the club was in danger of folding. But now Tease is not just surviving - it's thriving.

The club's treasurer Liza Hinze played a crucial role in the dramatic reversal of fortune.

Mother-of- two Lisa works as a professional book-keeper with Coxeys, a Wrexham firm of chartered accountants, who also do the payroll for the club's staff.

She put her expertise to work to make sure that the club was put on a solid business footing.

Now, the it has been given even more good news with the announcement that the club will receive a grant of pounds 2,752 for new play equipment.

Lisa, said: "If it was a private nursery or a private after school or holiday club, then the fees would be a lot higher.

"The parents rallied round and we reviewed the price structure and the way people paid us.

"The staff, Jane Lewis and Agnes Jones, have been fantastic throughout - they work long hours and the children love them.

"In the space of six months, we have managed to turn it around and now the icing on the cake is what I've said to you before was receiving this grant."
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 22, 2009
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