A Great Year of Fundraising!
Busy Bees have had a great year of fundraising activities and are delighted to have raised over £50,000 for our chosen charities throughout 2011.
Fundraisers from Winston’s Wish, Save the Children and the Children’s Forces Trust visited our nurseries, and were each presented with a special Busy Bees cheque.
Andy Reid, a Soldier from the Yorkshire regiment visited Busy Bees nursery at Ashton House on behalf of the Forces Children’s Trust to receive a cheque for over £6,000. Andy Reid has served for 13 years with 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. He is currently in rehabilitation following the severe injuries he received by an IED while serving in Afghanistan in 2009 and tragically as a result of the explosion, he lost both legs and his right arm.
Mayor of Preston, Councillor Bobby Cartwright, also attended the event to congratulate and thank the Nursery Managers on raising such a significant amount.
The Lord Mayor of York, Councillor David Horton, visited Busy Bees in Rawcliffe, York to meet Busy Bees Managers from the North East and a Family Support Worker from the Rainbow Trust, who received a cheque for nearly £10,000 on behalf of the charity.
Winston’s Wish visited Busy Bees Nursery in Canterbury after 23 Busy Bees nurseries across the South East of England raised nearly £10,000 for the charity.
Representative from the charity, Shoina Lloyd and Sally Davies, attended, as well as Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Councillor Ian Thomas, to congratulate and thank the Nursery Managers on raising such a significant amount.
Busy Bees Nursery in Peatmoor, Swindon hosted a cheque presentation event after 21 Busy Bees nurseries across the South of England raised over £10,500 for the charity, Save the Children.
The Mayor of Swindon, Councillor Ray Ballman attended the event to present fundraisers from Save the Children a cheque on behalf of Busy Bees.
Help for Heroes will be visiting Busy Bees in Mardley Hill on the 27th March to collect a cheque for over £14,000!
Busy Bees Nurseries put on fantastic events to raise money, involving parents, child and families from the local community. Many nurseries held Summer Fun Days, including Busy Bees in Woking, who offered guests a delicious BBQ as well as entertainment as an brave member of staff volunteered to be pelted with wet sponges! Other nurseries held bake sales, including Busy Bees in Southport, who held an Apple Pie Bake Off before selling the delicious creations to raise money for The Forces Children’s Trust. Hannah and Loren from Busy Bees nurseries in Bedford and Northampton even took the lunge and completed a Sky Dive to raise money for the Rainbow Trust.
Busy Bees would like to say a special thank you to all the families who have helped us to raise such a fantastic amount for our chosen charities.