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Having fun and raising £1,100 as well
ROYAL Wootton Bassett day nursery Learning Curve raised a whopping £1,100 for local children’s charity, CALM.
Fifty youngsters attend the nursery on Brinkworth Road, which held a charity fundraiser in July to raise the money for the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Movement (CALM).
Jacqui Rogers, deputy manager at the nursery, said: “We thought it was fantastic. We had a brilliant time and everything went well. It was great to know we were raising money while we were having fun.
“All the parents were here supporting all the staff as well. We all dressed up as cowboys and even the parents dressed up.
“It was a lovely evening together because some parents and children that used to come to the nursery came back and it was a bit of a reunion.”
To raise the money, the nursery held a Buckaroo and Hullabaloo evening filled with stalls and activities revolving around a cowboys and Indians theme.
Children could have their face painted with an Indian head dress, have a go at hoopla and tin can alley and parents could take part in a raffle.
There was also a BBQ and tea and cakes so families could keep their sugar levels up to make the most of all the fun.
Richard Crowley, chairman of CALM, which is run by parents who have all experienced what it’s like to have a child diagnosed with cancer and depend entirely on donations, said: “To raise £1,000 is just fantastic.
“Children that suffer from leukaemia and these sorts of diseases are often quite young, so from our perspective the fact that the staff and the parents and the children are supporting a charity that helps children of the same age, is great.”
To find out more about CALM visit: calmcharity.org.
To find out more about Learning Curve Day Nursery visit: www.thedaynursery.com.
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