Devonshire colleagues stay up all night for charity

Devonshire sponsored stay awake

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.


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