Nursery children raise money for terminally ill at summer fete

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Parents and staff at Meadow View Day Nursery in Newport Pagnell pooled their creative talents to raise more than £400 for terminally ill children at their annual Summer fete on Saturday.

Stalls at the nursery in Westbury Lane, included a range of wooden name plaques and ornaments, made by parent Andrea Henderson, and soft toys and bunting made by grandparent, Sue Larrett-Thomas.

Elkie Taylor, Manager of Meadow View Day Nursery, said: “Community support and the tireless efforts of our wonderful parents and staff make this a very special annual family event. It is particularly poignant this year because the proceeds will help fund a centre parcs holiday for 42 families with terminally ill children.”

The nursery has adopted the ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ charity – which grants wishes to terminally ill children – for a year-long fund-raising drive.

Volunteers, using donated wool, knitted items for sale, while staff demonstrated their creative talents with fun and impermanent tattoos, face painting and cake and popcorn–making. Games of skill, a tarot card reader and popular cake stall added to the attractions with local businesses contributing to a raffle.

Cartoon characters, Bob the Builder and Dora the Explorer, were surprise visitors and every child took home a balloon as a memento.