Nursery children raise £400 through sponsored walk
PUBLISHED: 16:29 09 August 2013
Forty-four youngsters have raised £400 so far after taking part in a sponsored walk in Romford.
The children, all from nursery New Beginnings, of Main Road, put on their walking shoes for the Big Toddle, a yearly initiative to fundraise for children’s charity Barnardo’s.
The group walked to Lodge Farm Park before being awarded their certificates at the nursery.
Deputy manager Claire Owles, 26, said: “It went really well, the weather stayed good for us so we had some sunshine down there. The children really enjoyed it and were singing as they walked around.”
The nursery decided to take part in the event as its other branches, in Rainham and Loughton, have participated in recent years.
Claire has worked for New Beginnings for five years, but has been at the Romford branch since it opened a year ago.
She said: “We have had a good experience of it before so we decided to do it here.
“Barnardo’s is a good charity to support and we’ll definitely do it again next year.”
The nursery decided to donate a quarter of its proceeds to Noah’s Big Charity, which raises money for neonatal units.
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