Tankersley Parent & Toddler Group has been going from strength to strength for over four years. The Group was founded in 2004 by local mum, Karen Landimore Birch. After doing some research and canvassing, she realised there was a call for a toddler group, to try and ease the sense of isolation for young families in the area. She obtained funding in the form of a community grant of £4000 then two of her neighbours, Sharon Syson and Marianne Meadows, joined her on the committee. Between them, they did all the necessary paperwork, purchased toys and equipment and the group opened its doors on 24 May.