Colleagues from Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham showcased their determination to help local people in need as they completed the 25k Thames Bridges Trek to raise vital funds for The Trussell Trust, having pledged a year-long fundraising drive for the cause.
Using their weekend to take part in the challenge, the nine-strong team from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Pennypot Lane zig-zagged over 16 historical bridges across the capital, starting at Putney Bridge and crossing the finish line east at Tower Bridge.
As a result of their efforts, Nursery Manager, Carol McDonough, Charity Representative, Aprille Goubert and colleagues Melanie Sponder, Kayleigh Titcombe, Sinead Richardson, Sarah Daley, Magda Andrzejewska, Rachel Jardine and Louise Prior raised a grand total of £708.00 for The Trussell Trust, which will be used to help provide emergency food parcels.
The Thames Bridges Trek is the latest in a series of fundraising initiatives for the Pennypot team, who recently held a charity bake off, Easter egg donation drive and pre-school mini marathon, as well as regular donations of essential food items to serve the community.
Pennypot Day Nursery Charity Representative, Aprille Goubert explained;
“Our colleagues and nursery families are always incredible at getting behind the worthy causes we support and we are so thrilled to be helping The Trussell Trust this year, with so many people struggling at the moment. The Thames Bridges Trek was a tough but amazing experience, with so many iconic landmarks to admire along the way, the team did brilliantly and we are so proud to be making this donation.”
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