Festivities were well underway at Hampstead Gate Day Nursery in Milton Keynes as families gathered at the setting for a fun-filled Christmas Fayre, all whilst raising money for charity.
Following 12 months of fundraising for The Trussell Trust food bank network, families and colleagues from the award-winning setting on Eelbrook Avenue were delighted to end the year on a high with a further £900 contribution to the charity, generated from the event with stalls and attractions including a reindeer food making station and festive biscuit decorating.
During the event, families also took part in a Christmas auction and raffle, with prizes including hampers filled with sweet treats and gifts for the holidays, as well as Christmas crackers, cards and gift wrap, whilst children enjoyed fair games and a festive bake sale.
Throughout the year, Hampstead Gate staff teams and families have taken part in countless fundraising ventures for the cause, from teddy bear’s picnics and pyjama days to summer fetes and sponsored events, as well as holding regular collections of essential food and household items to donate to the MK Food Bank to help local people in need.
Hampstead Gate Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Katie Hughes explained;
“Food banks provide a lifeline to so many people during these times and we are so pleased to be rounding off a brilliant year of fundraising with this donation to The Trussell Trust. The way our nursery community has pulled together to help ease food poverty has been truly inspiring and we are so grateful for everyone’s kindness and support. The Christmas Fayre was a brilliant way to catch up with our lovely nursery families whilst helping others too.”
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