Busy Bees at Clare Park have been dedicated to helping Maidstone Charity, Restoring Hands, to stock their foodbank and help to make underprivileged, local families, Christmas' better, for around 4 years now. This year we stepped our collections up a gear, and set up a crowdfunding page to accept donations that we used to purchase the Christmas Treats for Restoring Hands give to all of the families they support. In total, the charity needed to make 65 boxes.
Restoring Hands use funds that they have raised throughout the year to purchase such goods, however, this year, we wanted them to be able to put these to good use in other areas such as the social groups that they offer to various vulnerable groups of people or their coffee lounge which offers respite and a warm drink to anyone who happens across it and 'star kids' programme which gives special gifts to those children who may otherwise not have received a gift!
We are very thankful to all of our families and the people of East Malling, Maidstone and Kings Hill, who donated money to our fund to assist us in buying these items.
The food was delivered to the charity on Tuesday 13th December and to say that the ladies there were grateful is an understatement, they were really so appreciative.
When we arrived back at the nursery, we had a long chat with our preschool children about where we had been, and the importance of our visit, and prepared the children for our goodwill wednesday collection which takes place on Wednesday 14th December.
All donations are welcome and can be dropped in to our nursery in East Malling!