40 Years of Busy Bees

Halfway to 40K - A hive of fundraising activity

Published: 29/06/2023

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As educators, teaching children the important lessons about giving back to the community and helping those who are in greater need is one of the most valuable things we can share.

At Busy Bees, we take huge pride in our charity commitment and our teams selflessly dedicate time towards supporting our charity partners year in year out. 

This year, we decided as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, it only felt right to set ourselves a target of £40,000 to support our charity partner, Child Bereavement UK. 
We are delighted to share, that we recently received the news that we have raised £20,000 for our long-standing charity partner Child Bereavement UK, which means we are halfway towards reaching our target. 
Child Bereavement UK are an incredible charity that support families during challenging times when a child grieves or when a child dies. Since 2018, we have been partnered with Child Bereavement UK and during this time, we have raised more than £200,000 thanks to the generosity of our colleagues and families. 
Our valued team are always so creative in their fundraising efforts and never fail to amaze us with their charitable donations. 
Over the past five years we have seen a number of exciting fundraising activities including, Karen Mackay’s and Yvonne Smillie’s Everest Base Camp trek which raised £10,000 alone, Busy Bees Discoveryland raising close to £4,000 during a special event held for the families and their team and our group of Busy Bees skydivers who raised more than £2,000. 
2023 has been no different to previous years. So far, Karen Mackay has completed a breath-taking wing walk for the charity which surpassed the £4,000 mark. Meanwhile our centres based in West London have collectively worked together to complete a sponsored walk which raised more than £3,000 and Kids 1st Darlington donated £1,500 thanks to its [insert activity].
Thank you to everyone who has helped us raise £20,000, we are so grateful for all of your support and it will go a long way in helping families that are accessing the Child Bereavement UK service. 
If you’d like to make a donation to Child Bereavement UK on behalf of Busy Bees, please visit Donate - Make a donation or set up a regular gift | Child Bereavement UK, and simply click the drop down ‘I’m associated with Busy Bees Nurseries’.