Lime Grove families take on marathon charity challenge

Inspired by the TCS Mini London Marathon, which encourages children to get involved with the exciting annual event in the capital, families from Lime Grove Day Nursery in Hemel Hempstead have been challenging themselves to get active for a very worthy cause.

Throughout April and May, children, parents and staff from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Park Road are attempting to clock up as many miles as they can through walking, jogging, running and cycling to help raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation, having each been given their own participant number and sponsorship form.

As part of the initiative, groups are hoping to far exceed the distance of the 26.2 mile London Marathon course, with a total of 13 miles already under their belts collectively as they explore their local parks and trails in a bid to support research into congenital heart disease, with a colleague walk from Hemel Hempstead to Berkhamsted and back also planned.

Lime Grove Day Nursery Quality Manager, Robyn Shuck explained;

“Everyone has shown so much enthusiasm towards our marathon initiative already and this is proving a fantastic way to promote exercise and healthy lifestyles whilst getting out in nature and making the most of the lighter evenings. We are so lucky to have such a supportive nursery network who are brilliant at backing the charities we support. We can’t wait to see the impact this will have on the British Heart Foundation at the end of May.”

Lime Grove 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