Sponsored silence raises funds for charity at Julia Durbin

Things were quieter than usual at Julia Durbin Day Nursery in Headington as dedicated Business Administrator, Emma Piorkowski, took on a sponsored silence in aid of charity.

Having been challenged by her colleagues at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Roosevelt Drive, Emma, who is also Charity Representative, embarked on the eight-and-a-half-hour task in order to raise vital funds for Bliss, to support babies born premature or sick.

Communicating with nursery families and staff using only a chalkboard and her best charades, Emma was delighted to raise a grand total of £273.00 for the worthy cause.

Julia Durbin Day Nursery Business Administrator, Emma Piorkowski explained;

“I was extremely determined to complete the sponsored silence as everyone had their doubts; it was very hard not being able to talk to our nursery families but they were very supportive and I’m thrilled to have made it through the day. I am very grateful for the generosity everyone has shown and am so proud to be making this donation to Bliss.”

The sponsored silence is the latest in a series of fundraising initiatives for the Julia Durbin team, who have adopted Bliss for a year-long fundraising drive, with other challenges including a sleep out under the stars, as well as Jubilee Tea Party and raffle. 

Sponsored silence at Julia Durbin


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