Festivities were well underway at Nature Trails Day Nursery in Cawston as families gathered at the setting for a fun-filled Christmas Fayre, all whilst raising money for charity ‘Bliss’.
At the award-winning setting on Coventry Road, pre-schoolers were transported to the North Pole with a visit to Santa’s Grotto, before enjoying a range of themed activities including festive face painting and a ‘Name the Elf’ game, raising a grand total of £1,537.00 for the cause, which will now go towards helping babies born premature or sick and their families.
Parents were also delighted to catch up over warming winter beverages, as well as taking part in a tombola and raffle, with prizes including a giant cuddly Elf toy and stunning Nordic Spruce Christmas tree from the nearby Lodge Farm Christmas Trees.
As a result of their fundraising efforts throughout the year, which have included colleagues spending a night ‘sleeping rough’ under the stars, a sponsored cycle, dress up days and more, the nursery have helped contribute to the £160,000 raised so far by Childbase Partnership settings for Bliss since the start of the year.
Nature Trails Day Nursery Charity Representative, Louise Gulliver explained;
“The Christmas Fayre was a brilliant way to round off our year of fundraising for Bliss. We had a magical time getting in the festive spirit and are so grateful for the continued support of our incredibly generous nursery families. We are so pleased to be making this donation to Bliss to give more babies the best start in life despite challenging circumstances.”
Nature Trails Day Nursery have adopted Bliss for a year-long fundraising drive.
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