Nursery in pink

Scallywags staff and children who are taking part in the fundraising event.
Scallywags staff and children who are taking part in the fundraising event.

CARING staff and youngsters at a nursery are getting ready to go all out to raise awareness and money for breast cancer.

More than 20 staff and parents at Scallywags day nursery in Seaton Carew have signed up so far to do a sponsored run along the seafront for the cause next month.

And the nursery will hold a full day of activities during a Think Pink event.

Staff and parents will run the full length of Seaton seafront on Tuesday, October 25.

The Think Pink day takes place on Thursday, October 27, when events and activities will be going on all day at the nursery on Warrior Drive.

Natalie Frankland, Scallywags’ joint deputy manager, said: “We have run various charity events before but have never done one for breast cancer.

“It is a cause that is quite close to our hearts as a lot of staff members have had experience of it in some way or another in their families.

“We thought it would be a great opportunity and the staff are really glad we were doing something for them.”

Staff and youngsters will be encouraged to wear pink for the fundraising day and they will also make pink cakes and biscuits to sell.

They will also make pink ribbons to show their support for the cause.

And the sponsored run has already gained support from a number of parents willing to join in.

Natalie added: “We are inviting parents to see if they want to come and do it with us. Five parents have already expressed an interest and so far we have got between 20 and 25 people taking part.”

Scallywags has previously raised money for the NSPCC by taking part in a sponsored toddle waddle.

Thousands of supporters all over the country will raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign’s Wear it Pink Day on Friday, October 28.

Last year’s event raised over £2m to help save lives and fund research.