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Nursery on the Green raise over £1,000 for charity at Summer Fair

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The sun was shining at Nursery on the Green in Southall as families and colleagues gathered for a fun-filled Summer Fete, all whilst raising vital funds for charity.

Complete with an outdoor disco, carnival games, cupcake decorating, friendship bracelet making, a pre-school puppet show and homemade food and refreshments, children and parents from the setting on Thorncliffe Road were delighted to immerse themselves in all the activities on offer, raising a grand total of £1146.18 for the British Heart Foundation.

As part of the festivities, children were thrilled to welcome the ZooLab and its exotic creatures, including a snake and tarantula which they were able to pet and hold, as well as a talented magician who showcased his skills and created balloon animal keepsakes.

The Summer Fete is the latest in a series of fundraising initiatives for Nursery on the Green, who have recently held a bike race, raffles, dress down days and bake sales for the cause.

Nursery on the Green Deputy Manager, Meera Ladva explained;

“We had the most fantastic time at our Summer Fete and it was wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves whilst supporting such an important charity. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success, this generosity truly makes a difference to so many lives and also sets a brilliant example to the children.”

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Meadow View Summer Fete raises over £800 for charity

The sun was shining at Meadow View Day Nursery in Newport Pagnell as families and colleagues gathered for a fun-filled Summer Fete, all whilst raising vital funds for charity.

Complete with carnival and garden games including hook-a-duck, a teddy tombola, hot dog stand, cake stall, face painting, biscuit decorating and more, children and parents from the award-winning setting on Westbury Lane were delighted to immerse themselves in all the activities on offer, raising a grand total of £804.00 for the British Heart Foundation.

The Summer Fete is the latest in a series of fundraising initiatives for Meadow View, who have also enjoyed bake sales, raffles and dress down days for the worthy cause.

Meadow View Deputy Manager, Jen Curley explained;

“We love spending time with our nursery families and to be able to raise money for charity at the same time is fantastic. We aim to make a real difference when it comes to supporting worthy causes and this one is very close to our hearts. Every day around 13 babies in the UK are diagnosed with congenital heart disease. With this charity we have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for these babies and the support available to their families.”

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Nature Trails Summer Fayre raises over £1000 for charity

Nature Trails Summer Fayre

The sun was shining at Nature Trails Day Nursery in Cawston as families and colleagues gathered for a fun-filled Summer Fayre, all whilst raising vital funds for a worthy cause.

Complete with a petting zoo with animals including micro-pigs and pygmy goats, carnival games, tombolas, face painting, food and drink and more, children and parents from the award-winning setting on Coventry Road were delighted to immerse themselves in all the activities on offer, raising a grand total of £1038.00 for the British Heart Foundation.

The Summer Fayre is the latest in a series of fundraising initiatives for Nature Trails, who have also enjoyed bake sales, raffles and dress down days for the worthy cause.

Nature Trails Charity Representative, Louise Gulliver explained;

“We are incredibly proud to be able to support such a worthy cause, and we are grateful to everyone who helped make this event a success. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by heart disease and set a brilliant example to our children about the importance of helping others and showing kindness wherever possible.”

Nature Trails have adopted the charity for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive.

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Hampstead Gate Summer Fayre raises vital funds charity

Hampstead Gate Summer Fayre

The sun was shining at Hampstead Gate Day Nursery in Milton Keynes as families and colleagues gathered for their fun-filled Summer Fayre, all whilst raising funds for charity.

Complete with a pizza truck, ice cream van, face painting, raffles, games and personalised illustrations by talented local artist, Maria Christania Winardi, children and parents from the award-winning setting on Eelbrook Avenue were delighted to immerse themselves in all the activities on offer, raising a grand total of £545.00 for the British Heart Foundation.

As part of the festivities, families had the chance to talk to Charity Representative, Sam from the British Heart Foundation, who gave out informative resources and spoke to generous supporters about who their donations would benefit, as well as answering questions.

The Summer Fayre is the latest in a series of fundraising initiatives for Hampstead Gate, who have also enjoyed bake sales, tombolas and dress down days for the worthy cause.

Hampstead Gate Deputy Manager, Katie Hughes explained;

“Our Summer Fayre is always a calendar highlight and we had such a brilliant time with our lovely nursery families. It was heartwarming to see everyone come together for such a great cause and we are so grateful to everyone who helped make this event a success. We are really proud to be supporting the British Heart Foundation and the fantastic work they do.”

Hampstead Gate have adopted the charity for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive.

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Parent pedal power at Pennypot

Pennypot Ian Richardson

A selfless parent from Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham has completed a gruelling fundraising challenge to help raise vital funds for the setting’s Charity of the Year.

Setting off from Clapham Common, Ian Richardson, whose child attends the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Pennypot Lane, gave up his weekend to embark on the 54-mile London to Brighton Bike Ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation, raising a total of £575.00 for the cause from generous supporters, including nursery staff and families.

The cycle is the latest in a series of endeavours for the Pennypot Day Nursery community, who have recently enjoyed a sponsored walk at Virginia Water Lake, raffles, dress down days and more to raise money, which will help fund research into congenital heart disease.

Pennypot Team Leader and Charity Ambassador, Aprille Goubert explained;

“We are lucky to have the most incredible network of nursery families who are just as keen to raise money for worthy causes as we are. We can’t thank Ian enough for his thoughtfulness in taking on this challenge and we are so proud to have these kinds of role models for our children. This money will do so much good for families whose babies are born with heart defects, and we really are grateful to everyone who has supported our mission.”

Pennypot has adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive.

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Windmill Hill litter pick raises over £800 for charity

The sun was shining in Swindon as children from Windmill Hill Day Nursery showcased their citizenship skills by taking part in a litter picking initiative, all whilst raising funds for charity.

Taking to their nearby community spaces and green areas, pre-schoolers from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Windmill Hill Business Park were delighted to clean up their environment for local people and wildlife, raising an incredible total of £825.00 for the British Heart Foundation, thanks to the generous sponsorship of their supporters.

Whilst cleaning up the rubbish with their special litter picking sticks, children spoke about the importance of taking care of the planet, as well as helping others and showing kindness wherever possible, before heading back to nursery where the litter was appropriately sorted.

It is for such initiatives that Windmill Hill have been awarded the prestigious ‘Green Flag with Distinction’ as part of the international Eco-Schools programme, the highest accolade, which is given for exceptional environmental awareness and conservation practices.

Windmill Hill Deputy Manager, Kayleigh Blaylock explained;

“We are so proud of the children for raising such an incredible amount of money this amazing cause and showing so much enthusiasm towards giving back to others. This was not only a fantastic opportunity for our little ones to explore their local area, but also helps to encourage the golden values that we are teaching them back inside the nursery.”

Windmill Hill Day Nursery have adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive.

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King Honours: Childbase Partnership outstanding charity fundraiser and volunteer

Childbase Partnership is celebrating one of its own being recognised for outstanding contributions to charity and voluntary organisations in the Kings Birthday Honours List 2024.

Lucy Thompson, who established the Charity Fundraising Department at the award-winning, employee-owned Childbase Partnership, has been awarded the British Empire Medal as the company celebrates nearly £4 million to worthy causes during its 35-year history.

Paying tribute to Lucy, Emma Rooney, Chief Executive Officer at Childbase Partnership, which has 44 award-winning day nurseries in the South of England, said the award couldn’t have gone to a more deserving recipient. 

“Lucy revolutionised our approach to ‘giving back’ with processes that support our committed fundraisers company wide and maximise our reach. A tireless supporter and active participant in a variety of challenges, Lucy has enabled us to make a real and meaningful difference in thousands of lives over the years.”

Lucy, a Head of Charity and, following 33 years at the company, one of its longest serving employee-owners at her retirement in 2022, said:

“I am hugely surprised and enormously grateful to the many people who have supported me over the years and made this honour possible. I was, and continue to be, in awe of my colleagues companywide whose generosity, creativity and dedication to fundraising and voluntary work is simply extraordinary.”

Lucy established a network of Charity Representatives – one in each Childbase Partnership setting – to co-ordinate local activity and introduced an annual company-wide vote to pick a charity for a focused, year-long fundraising and awareness drive.

In 2009 she established a company Charity Fund and application process to provide grant aid – separate to general fund-raising – to local worthy causes and small volunteer groups nominated by staff and parents. A total of 141 organisations – from national and international charities to little-known local groups – have benefited to the tune of £150,020 from the Fund since then.

The British Empire Medal also recognises Lucy’s volunteering activity in and outside the company.

“It has been one of the greatest honours of my life to work with a number of voluntary and charitable organisations and see first-hand how many lives they have transformed as a result. There is no greater reward then that and I would encourage everyone to consider getting involved either with fund-raising or volunteering”, said Lucy.

Fundraising donations alone at Childbase have topped £3, 737,781 to date and include a record £240,000 to Cancer Research UK in 2022. The Childbase Partnership Charity of the Year 2024 is the British Heart Foundation.

 

 

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Pedal power at Nursery on the Green

Nursery on the Green bike race

There was excitement all round at Nursery on the Green in Southall as pre-schoolers took to the great outdoors to help raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation.

At the award-winning setting on Thorncliffe Road, children of all ages took to their trikes, bikes and scooters, which they brought in from home to take part in a special race around the bespoke garden track, raising a total of £700.00 for the worthy cause, with donations still incoming from generous supporters which will fund research into congenital heart disease.

As well as promoting physical activity and outdoor play through the exciting fundraising initiative, children used the opportunity to discuss the importance of helping others and showing kindness, as well as making homemade banners to cheer on their friends. 

Nursery on the Green Deputy Manager, Meera Ladva explained;

“We love to involve the children in our fundraising wherever possible and we are incredibly proud of them for their efforts and enthusiasm towards raising money for people in need. It was a joy to watch them having so much fun whilst knowing their actions will make a big difference to the British Heart Foundation and their research.”

Nursery on the Green have adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive.

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Devonshire colleagues stay up all night for charity

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Devoted colleagues from Devonshire Day Nursery in Chiswick showcased their dedication to raising money for charity by sacrificing their sleep for a sponsored stay awake at the setting.

After completing their Friday shift at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Bennett Street, the seven-strong team of colleagues; Joshua Elliott, Emmy Avery, Tasher John-Baptiste, Nicole Johnson, Louise Harding and Anna Ball powered through the night, playing games, enjoying snacks and sharing stories to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

As a result of their efforts, the team were delighted to raise a total of £601.60 for the worthy cause thanks to donations from generous supporters, which will now go towards funding vital research into congenital heart disease and supporting babies and families in need.

The sponsored stay awake is the latest in a series of fundraisers for the Devonshire team, who have recently enjoyed initiatives including the British Heart Foundation 10k race at Kew Gardens, bake sales, dress down days and raffles to raise money for the charity.

Devonshire Day Nursery Manager, Emmy Avery explained;

“This experience truly embodies the spirit of our team, who are always thinking of exciting new ways to raise money for the causes we support. I am grateful to have such a compassionate colleagues who are willing to give up their sleep to help others, as well as an amazing support network of nursery families who are always incredibly kind and generous.”

Devonshire have adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising drive.

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Skydiving to make a difference at Berryfields

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There was cause for celebration at Berryfields Day Nursery in Aylesbury as their devoted Team Leader showcased her bravery with a skydive to raise vital funds for charity.

Taking to the skies over Peterborough, Rebecca Powell from the award-winning setting on Nimrod Street made the jump from 13,000ft in aid of the British Heart Foundation, and was delighted to raise a total of £500.00 for the charity thanks to the donations of generous supporters, which will now go towards funding research into congenital heart disease.

The skydive is the latest in a series of fundraisers for the Berryfields team, who have recently enjoyed initiatives including dress down days, bake sales and raffles for the cause.

Berryfields Day Nursery Manager, Jessica D’arcy explained;

“Rebecca’s dedication to making a difference to the lives of others is truly inspiring and we are all so proud of her for going to these efforts to raise money for our charity of the year. We are fortunate to have such a caring team who always go above and beyond, as well as a hugely supportive network of nursery families who show so much generosity.”

Berryfields have adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising drive.

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Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200

Email: cedars.nursery@childbase.com