Notching up £700 is just child’s play

Fundraisers at the Scallywags Childsplay day nursery event
Fundraisers at the Scallywags Childsplay day nursery event

GENEROUS youngsters and their parents are pulling out all the stops to help a nursery raise money for charity.

Scallywags Childsplay, which has two sites in Hartlepool, will tomorrow be supporting Jeans for Genes Day which raises money for children born with genetic disorders. Next month they will raise money for Children In Need.

The latest charity drive comes after the nursery took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser.

As well as inviting anyone to join them for a cuppa, the nursery held a fun day and car boot sales to boost funds.

The event at Scallywags day nursery, in Seaton Carew, raised around £700 to help people directly affected by cancer.

Manager Natalie Frankland said: “We are really pleased with how much we raised. People were there 20 minutes before we started and it was packed all afternoon.

“We had a good turnout of parents and family from our Brierton and Seaton Carew sites and a lot of people bought things.”

Children’s TV favourites Peppa Pig and Dora the Explorer proved a big hit with youngsters.

Money rolled in from cake stalls, tombola, face painting, bouncy castle, hot and cold food, a raffle and a car boot sale.

The nursery chose to support Macmillan Cancer Support after raising more than £1,000 to help fight breast cancer last October.

Scores of schools, businesses and care homes held a coffee morning for Macmillan last week.

The fundraiser has raised more than £1m nationally so far.

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support.

For more information about Macmillan Cancer Support visit www.macmillan.org.uk or freephone the Macmillan Support Line on 0800 8080 000.