Cedars Summer Fete raises funds for food banks
The sun was shining for families and colleagues at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard as they gathered for their annual Summer Fete, all whilst raising vital funds for charity.
At the award-winning setting on Mentmore Road, children were delighted to immerse themselves in the fun and games on offer, with attractions including hook-a-duck, arts and crafts, face painting and meet and greets with beloved Teletubbies and Paw Patrol characters, whilst parents enjoyed browsing a selection of stalls from local businesses.
During the festivities, families enjoyed a selection of refreshments including spiced burgers, samosas, pakoras and mango lassi from Kavita’s Indian Kitchen, the business of talented Nursery Chef, Chhavi, as well as a series of charity tombolas for The Trussell Trust, with proceeds from the day raising a grand total of £949.00 for the worthy cause, which will help to provide emergency food parcels to local people who need it most.
The Summer Fete is the latest in a series of fundraisers for the Cedars team, whose colleagues have recently taken part in initiatives including a climb up Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland, as well as regular collections for their local food bank.
Cedars Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Laura Farrell explained;
“We had a brilliant day at the Summer Fete and have had such lovely feedback from our families, who are always incredibly supportive of our social events and fundraisers. Together, we are able to make a positive impact on our community and provide crucial support to those facing hardship, which also sets an amazing example to the children in our care.”
Cedars have adopted The Trussell Trust for a year-long fundraising and donation drive.