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Local Sheffield nursery raises over £600 for children’s charity

News   •   Sep 18, 2014 15:07 BST

Redmires Lodge, a nursery and pre-school based in Sheffield have raised a fantastic £602.27 for local children’s charity, The Sick Children’s Trust.  

The nursery celebrated their 10th anniversary with a summer fete fundraiser on Saturday 7 June. Over one hundred people attended the summer fete at the nursery to enjoy games and activities such as a fancy dress relay, sack race and bouncy castle. There was also a raffle and a number of arts and craft stalls to visit.

The charity was nominated by a family who attend the nursery after they benefitted from Treetop House, one of the charity’s ‘Homes from Home’ based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Des and Karen Breen, Becky Tribe and Jo Richards of Redmires Lodge Nursery Management Team said “We are thrilled that our summer fete this year raised a fantastic £602.27. Despite the heavy rain and weather warnings the sun eventually made an appearance and it was brilliant. We would like to thank everyone who came along to the day and supported us.

“The accommodation provided by The Sick Children’s Trust offers an invaluable service to families who are facing the most difficult of circumstances and with the newly opened Magnolia House they can now support more families than ever here in Sheffield. We hope that the money we have raised will help towards the running costs of the houses so that families are able to stay together when they need each other most.”

The Sick Children’s Trust provides free, high quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation as well as emotional and practical support for families who have seriously ill children in hospital. The charity has nine houses based at specialist children’s hospitals across the UK.

Ann Wyatt, House Manager of Treetop and Magnolia House said “We are so grateful to all the team at Redmires Lodge for organising such a wonderful summer fete to raise money for our ‘Home from Home’ accommodation. It costs us £28 to accommodate a family for one night so the money raised by Redmires lodge will help us to support many families who have seriously ill children in hospital.”

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