Childbase Partnership employee owners in 45 award-winning day nurseries are celebrating a record £240,000 for vital, life-saving cancer research following another year of active fund-raising for Cancer Research UK.
The largest single cash donation in Childbase Partnership fundraising history follows a £90,000 donation to Cancer Research UK in 2021 when employee owners agreed to adopt the charity for a second year running due to the pandemic.
Clare Lappin, Partnerships Manager at Cancer Research UK said in a message to employees and nursery parents:
“Over the last two years, your support has meant more than ever. Thanks to you we’ve continued funding the research that will save lives for years to come. COVID-19 may have slowed us down, but together we never stopped making progress.”
With the pandemic restricting usual fund-raising activities in nursery and Head Office, employee owners donned their running kits to take on a series of solo long-distance and ‘muddy’ challenges; shaved their heads and organized bake sales and children’s ‘Race for Life’ events to boost funds raised.
The charity was chosen to benefit from a fund-raising and awareness campaign following a company-wide vote and was accompanied by a range of other programmes to support NHS workers on the front-line of the pandemic and local food banks.
Lucy Thompson, Head of Charity Fundraising at Childbase Partnership in thanking colleagues and nursery parents for their extraordinary generosity, said:
“We always aim to make a real difference with our fundraising and awareness campaigns and this has never been more important than during the pandemic. We know that important breakthroughs in the field of cancer research are possible if the dedicated research teams get the financial support they need and so richly deserve.”
Childbase Partnership employee owners and nursery parents have raised over £3.3 million for charities and worthy causes since the company was founded in 1989.
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