ST CATHERINE'S Pre-school in Bridport is holding a fund-raising evening at The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury on Saturday, February 16.

Two local bands will be performing - Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasures and Shelby's Elbows.

The pre-school, which provides early years care and education for youngsters aged between two and four including those with special needs, is looking to replace waterproof dungarees used for outdoor play, forest school and visits to the beach. Staff are also fundraising to install a security system on the entrance gate.

Pre-school leader Emma Burt said: "We are continuing to develop our outdoor area, which is used all year round, and would like to add small shelters including a willow structure, as well as more planting (herbs and willow fence). Our IT system also needs a complete overhaul including the office computer, cameras and printer."

The pre-school is a registered charity and relies on fundraising to provide anything above and beyond the basics.

*Fund-raising gig for St Catherine's Pre-school with Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasures and Shelby's Elbows, Saturday, February 16, The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury. Doors open at 7.30pm and the bar closes at 11.30pm. Tickets are £12 each and available from (just search for 'Jess Upton') or call 01308 424441.