Chloe Courtley-Green named ‘Charity Representative of the Year’
There was cause for celebration at Field House Day Nursery in Buckingham as Nursery Practitioner, Chloe Courtley-Green was crowned ‘Charity Representative of the Year’ at a Childbase Partnership ceremony which honoured dedicated fundraisers.
All 43 Childbase Partnership settings have spent the past year raising vital funds for the leading mental health charity in England and Wales; ‘Mind’, with a final collective total of £165,000 raised to help those experiencing mental health problems.
As well as organising events such as themed dress up days at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Tingewick Road, Chloe, threw herself ‘head first’ into fundraising by taking part in a sponsored bungee jump on ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ in the UK, where she was individually able to contribute £450 to the total.
The nursery set themselves the challenge at the start of 2019 of raising £2,500, which they exceeded by over a thousand pounds with a final total of £3,599.65.
23-year-old Chloe explained;
“I am delighted to have been awarded Charity Representative of the Year and am so grateful to all of our incredibly generous nursery families and my colleagues who made this possible. Mind is a charity which is close to my heart with mental health now affecting one in four people, so to be able to give this donation feels amazing.”
The £165,000 raised by Childbase will now be used to provide support to those experiencing mental health problems through services such as the Mind ‘Infoline’, as well as fund awareness campaigns and improve care given to sufferers.
In the past three decades, Childbase Partnership has raised over £3 million pounds for charity, including causes like Alzheimer’s Society and Children’s Air Ambulance.