We support a number of charitable causes throughout the year in addition to fundraising for the little girl Hiyab we sponsor in Ethiopia. We feel this helps the children recognise similarities and differences between their life and others, and to begin to show concern for others. We raise money in different ways, e.g. bake sale, wearing jeans and planting daffodils.
Charities we support:
Age UK – the UK’s largest charity working with older people. They focus on information and advice, health and care, well-being, campaigning and research and developing UK and International networks.
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – Hilary Leacock makes visits to the Nursery with her guide dog to educate the children on having no sight and being supported by a guide dog. The children love these visits and are encouraged to stroke the guide dog if they wish.
Jeans for Genes Day – Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder. Monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders.
Marie Curie – Marie Curie is the leader in research into better ways of caring for people with terminal illnesses. They offer vital services for people living with terminal illness and their families. We normally support their ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’.
Sports relief – a bi annual event which uses funds to tackle critical issues affecting people across the UK and the world.
Wandsworth Women’s Aid (Hestia Housing and Support) – is a charity-based project providing advice, support and information to women to enable them to start new lives and to make independent decisions about their future. The project supports women and children of all ages experiencing domestic violence. Every year we undertake a collection at Harvest Festival time (dried food and goods, luxury items like chocolate, toiletries etc) which we donate to the women and children staying in the refuge houses.