Edwinstowe Day Nursery Shine Night Walk raises over £1,000 for charity
There was cause for celebration at Edwinstowe Close Day Nursery as proud children and colleagues congratulated the achievements of six of their dedicated team members as they took on the ‘Shine Night Walk’ Cambridge 10k to raise vital funds for charity.
Starting at Queen’s Green and continuing throughout the city after hours, colleagues Jennifer Cawthra, Emma Sterecki, Orsoyla Kovacs, Lucy Douglas, Kelly Dunne and Francine Lilley-Harris were delighted to complete the course, raising a grand total of £1,800.00 for Cancer Research UK, with donations still incoming from generous supporters at the award-winning setting, off Chaucer Road.
Edwinstowe Close Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Francine Lilley-Harris explained;
“Raising money for charity has always been hugely important to us as a nursery and we are always trying to find new ways to support worthy causes. The atmosphere and sense of team spirit on the night was amazing and we are so proud to be making this donation to Cancer Research UK.”
The initiative is the most recent fundraising activity for Edwinstowe Close, who have also enjoyed dress up days, sponsored step challenges, virtual balloon races and more in their efforts to raise money for CRUK, who in December announced they had been forced to cut research funding by £45 million due to losses from the pandemic.
The nursery adopted Cancer Research UK in 2020 for a year-long fundraising drive, which has now been extended until the end of 2021.