Wrapping up for Charity
Published on 19 December 2017
Dundee nursery children and their families have been wrapping up for local charities, by donating everything from coats, hats and toys to festive food.
Children from The Teddy Bear Club Nursery have been donating ‘gently worn’ coats, jumpers, hats, scarves and gloves for the Salvation Army who visited the nursery today to collect the much-needed clothing. The items will shortly be distributed to both children and adults locally.
The children have also been bringing in donations to Dundee Foodbank, including selection boxes and other festive treats. The Foodbank will be collecting these later this week.
Meanwhile, Cash for Kids’ Mission Christmas campaign will be boosted by toys chosen by the pre-schoolers with cash from nativity play ticket sales, and other toys bought and donated to the festive campaign. Courage the Cat, the Mission Christmas mascot, will be collecting these in due course.
Staff have also donned their Christmas jumpers for charity throughout December, with proceeds also donated from sales of a charity cookbook, packed with some of the nursery’s most popular recipes.
Susan Gorman, Manager commented, “We are absolutely thrilled by the generosity of the parents and carers of our Teddy Bear Club children. Given that Christmas is a hectic time, it’s heart-warming to see that families have taken the time to make a donation, either of food, unwanted clothing or a new toy. It’s also an important lesson for children that being kind to others can make a huge difference at this, or indeed any, time of year.”
For more information on The Teddy Bear Club Nursery, which provides childcare and education for children up to school age, please telephone 01382 641577 or visit website www.teddybearclubnursery.co.uk.