Footprints Day Nurseries have recently held an Open Day in celebration of their 15th birthday and the opening of their new outdoor area. The Macclesfield nursery also ran a variety of stalls to raise money for Winston’s Wish, a charity that supports bereaved children and their families.
Winston’s Wish were the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity – supporting bereaved children since 1992. As the first charity to establish child bereavement support services in the UK, they continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK, including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings.
With staff from both the Macclesfield and Bollington nurseries taking part in the day, the event on Saturday 14th October, showed off the new outdoor area to current and prospective parents, and also took the opportunity to raise as much money as possible for charity. Families enjoyed the sunny autumn weather by playing in the new outdoor area, enjoying the indoor bouncy castle, divulging in lots of cakes, sweets and hotdogs, and purchasing donated bedding plants, hand-made cards and more! Overall the nursery raised £600 for Winston’s Wish.
Hayley Edge, nursery manager of Footprints Day Nursery in Macclesfield said: “We are so delighted that so many families came to the Open Day! The morning had so many different things going on for everyone, from the children playing on our new outdoor area features, to a bedding plant stall and an amazing bouncy castle in our Toddler room. The weather didn’t disappoint either which made for an even better day!
“Everyone had such a wonderful time and we’re so glad that so many people came to celebrate the new outdoor area and support a charity that is very close to our hearts.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated and came to the open day and helped us raise so much money for such a worthy cause. Also, special thanks to all those who contributed cakes and raffle prizes, to Dave and Julie Shallcross for their hard work in the kitchen, and Karen Rowley and David G Ross Nursery for their donations and services throughout the day.”