Devoted colleagues from Oak Tree Day Nursery in Finchampstead have been pulling out all the stops to raise vital funds for charity ‘Bliss’ with a series of physical fundraising initiatives.
At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Nine Mile Ride, teams were set the challenge of completing 100 squats per day for an entire month, collectively amassing a total of 52,700 squats and raising over £700 for the cause with the support of nursery families.
Meanwhile, dedicated Nursery Practitioner, Donna Saunders was delighted to finish the Heineken Endure 24, a 24-hour relay race which challenged competitors to complete as many laps of the 8km course in Wasing Park in Reading as possible, with Donna managing a total of 13 laps – a staggering 65 miles – the distance of nearly three marathons.
As a result of their combined efforts and the generosity of families involved, Oak Tree Day Nursery have raised over £900 with donations still incoming, which will now go towards helping babies who are born premature or sick and supporting families and medical teams.
Oak Tree Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Becca Rowland explained;
“Raising money for charity has always been hugely important to us as a nursery and we are so grateful to our families for their unfailing support, as well as our selfless colleagues who volunteer themselves for these challenges. Despite this past year being tough financially, everyone has shown such kindness for those less fortunate, which fills us with pride.”
Oak Tree 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