Children in Need 2020 at Children 1st @ Shepshed
This year is a bit different and it means that charities, especially those close to our hearts, need our support more than ever. That is why this year at Shepshed we have decided to continue our tradition of taking part in fundraising to support the BBC Children in Need Appeal.
A big part of our fundraising efforts each year is our bake sales! Luckily, we have a great outdoor area which meant we were able to put on a tea, coffee and cake morning in front of the nursery. Cakes were made, teas and coffees were drank and socially distanced charity work continued. From this small bake sale, we managed to raise £60.00 and donations are still coming in.
We have also started up our colouring competition, which will be closed at the end of the official Children in Need week, and the staff are eager to find out who will win the famous Rubber Duck Race!
Our reverse advent calendar is a new addition to our fund-raising repertoire. Each day throughout the month parents have been invited to donate something into our reverse calendar collection. Instead of getting a chocolate reward, the children and their families will be rewarded with the gift of Christmas cheer and importantly we’re helping our older children to begin to understand the importance of supporting others
The response we have had towards this is phenomenal, and we already have so much after just two weeks! Our collection of food products is growing daily and we know these items will make a huge difference to families with children who are struggling through these trying times. All food donations will be going to The Bridge East Midlands, based in Loughborough whose Food Poverty Development Officer, Gemma, said, ” Thanks again for leading this collection, it will definitely make a big difference to families in need.”
We have been overwhelmed with the support from our parents and carers this year and are thrilled we can still find ways to support Children in Need 2020 and to help local people in crisis. Thank-you everyone.