Festivities were well underway at Knowle Green Day Nursery in Staines as families gathered at the setting for a fun-filled Christmas Fayre, all whilst raising money for charity ‘Bliss’.
From a live nativity, complete with real animals including a donkey, goats and sheep, to a stunning performance by the Salvation Army Choir and brass band, children and parents were immersed in all the occasion had to offer, raising a grand total of £1,800 for Bliss, which will now go towards helping babies born premature or sick and their families.
At the award-winning setting on Knowle Green, children were also delighted to showcase their creativity at a gingerbread decorating station, as well as enjoying a visit to Santa’s grotto, whilst parents took part in a hamper raffle, festive games and a browse of the Christmas market, filled with gift inspiration, including reindeer food for Christmas Eve.
As a result of their fundraising efforts throughout the year, which have included colleagues spending a night ‘sleeping rough’ under the stars, a ‘Sparklers and S’mores’ Bonfire Night event, pumpkin carving and more, the nursery have helped contribute to the £120,000 raised so far by Childbase Partnership settings for Bliss, with a month of fundraising yet to go.
Knowle Green Day Nursery Quality Manager, Hayley Blissett explained;
“We had a magical time at our Christmas Fayre and this was a fabulous opportunity to catch up with our nursery families and get into the festive spirit. The feedback we have had from parents has made us very proud and we are so grateful for their continued support. We’ve had a brilliant year of fundraising and can’t wait to make this donation to give more babies the best chance in life.”
Knowle Green 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