Cedar Park Day Nursery create ‘reverse advent calendar’ for charity
Colleagues from Cedar Park Day Nursery in Twyford have embraced the season of goodwill by creating a reverse advent calendar for the Reading Salvation Army.
The calendar, which encourages the premise of giving something each day of December instead of receiving it, will be gifted to the local charity by the team from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Bridge Farm Road in order to provide vulnerable children and teenagers with presents that they may not otherwise receive at Christmas. The gifts include a musical keyboard, make-up and toy cars.
In a recent statement regarding the annual appeal, The Salvation Army said;
“We know there are hundreds of children in Reading whose families are unable to provide presents for them at Christmas time and the number is likely to be even higher this year because of Covid-19. Reading Central Salvation Army has an annual toy appeal which provides gifts for local children and young people between 0-18 years to try to make Christmas Day a more special one than it would otherwise be.”
Cedar Park Day Nursery Manager, Emma Kemp explained;
“We hated the thought of children going without this Christmas, after what has already been such a hard year. The festive season can be a magical time, but also extremely tough for those in less fortunate circumstances so we were keen to spread some festive cheer and let others know we are thinking of them.”