Pennypot Day Nursery Shine Night Walk raises over £1,000 for charity
There was cause for celebration at Pennypot Day Nursery in Chohbam as proud children and colleagues praised the achievements of their Management Team as they took on the ‘Shine Night Walk’ Half Marathon to raise vital funds for charity.
Starting in London’s Southwark Park and continuing throughout the city after hours, Nursery Manager, Carol McDonough and Deputy Manager, Lorna Harrison were delighted to complete the gruelling 13.1 mile course, raising a grand total of £1,500.00 between them for Cancer Research UK, with donations still incoming from generous supporters at the award-winning setting on Pennypot Lane.
Pennypot Day Nursery Manager, Carol McDonough explained;
“We completed the half marathon with 19 other colleagues from the Region 2 division of Childbase, and as a collective we’ve so far raised £6,000 and counting. We are so proud of this achievement, it was a fantastic experience and Lorna and I really enjoyed seeing the sights of London whilst embarking on our challenge.”
The initiative is the most recent fundraising activity for Pennypot, who have enjoyed a colleague bake off, offered staff babysitting services and raised donations from Father’s Day magnets and Mother’s Day keyrings 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.