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Nursery on the Green children ‘walk all over cancer’ for charity

After being set the challenge of walking 40,000 steps throughout the month of February, young fundraisers from Nursery on the Green Day Nursery in Southall were delighted to exceed their targets, all whilst raising money for charity.

Inspired by the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore and the incredible gesture he made to help others, pre-schoolers from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Thorncliffe Road have been lacing up their shoes and getting active in order to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK, with the four top contributing children covering a total of 250,465 steps between them throughout the course of the month.

In total, Aveer Purewal, aged two, covered 42,000 steps, Joshua Valentine, aged one year and nine months, completed 57,642 steps, Manjot Khalsa, aged four, walked 63,167 steps and Arjan Bal, aged three, completed 87,656 steps. As a result, their efforts have helped to raise a combined total of £1,995 for the worthy cause, with donations still incoming.

Nursery on the Green Day Nursery Charity Representative, Manjeet Sall explained;

“We are so proud of the children for their incredible efforts and the phenomenal amount of money they have raised for Cancer Research UK. We’ve had some brilliant feedback from our nursery families regarding the challenge as it has encouraged them to discover new walks and ways of keeping moving. We now can’t wait to plan more exciting fundraising activities as the weather gets warmer.”

Nursery on the Green adopted Cancer Research UK in 2020 for a year-long fundraising drive, which has now been extended until the end of 2021 due to Covid-19. As a result of the pandemic, the charity are currently facing predicted losses of 20-25% in fundraising income.