All Saints founder Liz honoured at pre-school's 40th birthday celebrations

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 09 August 2018

presentation: Liz Balbi, founder; Lynne Pearcey and Jan Lawton, original play workers; Donna Godfrey: a previous manager; and Roger Bourgien, town crier. Picture: Contributed

presentation: Liz Balbi, founder; Lynne Pearcey and Jan Lawton, original play workers; Donna Godfrey: a previous manager; and Roger Bourgien, town crier. Picture: Contributed

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The founder of an Exmouth pre-school celebrating 40 years in the community was the special guest at a party to mark the occasion.

Dad and children race at All Saints Pre-School sports day. Picture: ContributedDad and children race at All Saints Pre-School sports day. Picture: Contributed

Liz Balbi, who set up All Saints Pre-School, based at the church hall, in Church Road, was the guest of honour as staff, parents and dignitaries celebrated four decades of the group.

The event also featured the pre-school’s sports day and marked the last day for those youngsters moving on the primary school.

Exmouth mayor Jeff Trail and his wife were also in attendance and, along with Liz, presented all the children with their medals for the sporting events, as well as the leavers with their certificates.

Town crier Roger Bourgein and children from ‘Little Feet’ childminders were also among the invited guests for the joint celebration.

Handlers from World of Country Life brought a goat to visit the party at All Saints Pre-School. Picture: ContributedHandlers from World of Country Life brought a goat to visit the party at All Saints Pre-School. Picture: Contributed

A goat from World of Country Life – accompanied by its handlers – also made a visit.

Current pre-school manager Helena Meineck gave a speech thanking Liz for founding All Saints Pre-School.

presentation of flowers by one of the children to Liz Balbi. Picture: Contributedpresentation of flowers by one of the children to Liz Balbi. Picture: Contributed

Exmouth mayor Jeff Trail handing a comemorative plaque to Viccie Sealy - chairperson for All Saints pre-school. Picture: ContributedExmouth mayor Jeff Trail handing a comemorative plaque to Viccie Sealy - chairperson for All Saints pre-school. Picture: Contributed

Mum and children race at All Saints Pre-School sports day. Picture: ContributedMum and children race at All Saints Pre-School sports day. Picture: Contributed

presentation of flowers by one of the children to Liz Balbi. Picture: Contributedpresentation of flowers by one of the children to Liz Balbi. Picture: Contributed

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