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.
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