Pennypot Day Nursery team raise over £1,500 with charity mountain climb

Pennypot team climb Pen y Fan

A team of devoted colleagues from Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham have completed a climb up Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, all to raise funds for charity ‘Bliss’.

Situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Nursery Manager, Carol McDonough and colleagues Aprille Goubert, Leoni Brown, Jay Gallimore, Emma Rawlings, Emma Neumann, Poppy Doran, Lucy Buckingham, Jade Campbell and Kira Kenny were delighted to finish the climb in a time of 1 hour and 30 minutes, raising a grand total of £1,525.00, with donations still incoming from generous supporters which will now help babies born premature or sick. 

The climb up Pen y Fan, which sits at 886 metres above sea-level, is the latest in a series of fundraising initiatives for the team on Pennypot Lane, whose colleagues have recently spent the night ‘sleeping rough’ under the stars as part of the Childbase Partnership ‘Big Sleep Out’ as well as a charity auction, pumpkin carving and bake sales for the cause.

Pennypot Day Nursery Manager, Carol McDonough explained;

“Raising money for charity has always been hugely important to us as a team and we are thrilled to have completed this challenge for Bliss. It was freezing cold and very windy, and once we got to the top the rain started pouring, but it didn’t dampen our spirits. We are so grateful to all of our incredible nursery families and friends for their generosity and support.”


Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200