Julia Durbin children breathe colour into fundraising

There was excitement all round at Julia Durbin Day Nursery in Headington as pre-schoolers took part in a special fundraising initiative to help raise money for British Heart Foundation.

At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Roosevelt Drive, children were delighted to take to the great outdoors for a ‘Colour Run’, where they ‘dressed for mess’ and ran through environmentally friendly powder paints as they tackled the course, raising a grand total of £317.00 for the worthy cause, which will now go towards funding vital research.

As part of the experience, children enjoyed discussions back in the classroom about the importance of good nutrition and exercise to healthy lifestyles, as well as co-research activities to learn more about the human body and the function of the heart.

Julia Durbin Charity Representative, Emma Parry explained;

“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”.

“The children had a fantastic time taking part in the Colour Run and this was also a fantastic way to promote kindness and helping others, as well as physical activity”, she added.

Julia Durbin Day Nursery have adopted the British Heart Foundation for a year-long fundraising and awareness drive and will focus on support for congenital heart disease.

Julia Durbin colour run


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