Nursery celebrates the harvest to support St Catherine’s!
Children from a local nursery raided their families’ cupboards to gather food this harvest festival to support St Catherine’s Hospice.
Footprints Child Care in Bamber Bridge put together five packed boxes after a staff member’s mum suggested collecting goods for their local hospice.
The toddlers collected the items over three weeks, and the staff at Footprints said it also helped the children learn all about the harvest and why it takes place at this time of year.
Manager Nichola Bamber said: “Many of the children at the nursery have family members who knew someone who was either receiving care from the hospice or associated with the hospice.
“We sent a letter home to their parents and when the children went shopping they chose what they wanted to put into the boxes themselves.”
Deputy manager Carol Shepherd, whose mum came up with the idea, said: “They really enjoyed putting the boxes together and really wanted to get involved.
“The children worked hard on decorating the boxes themselves and collecting food items to go into them, which is why it meant more to them.”
St Catherine’s Hospice would like to thank the young toddlers and their family members for their efforts. The goods will now be used in the hospice kitchen for the benefit of our patients.
We look forward to seeing the children participate in our Yuletide Toddle – a sponsored run around the nursery grounds in reindeer antlers and a flashing red nose -at Christmas.
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