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Everyone’s a winner at Lime Grove Day Nursery

Children from Lime Grove Day Nursery in Hemel Hempstead were thrilled as they were able to showcase their handmade Easter bonnets to proud parents and a very special guest visitor in a parade outdoors.

At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery in Park Road, the Mayor of Dacorum; Councillor Rosie Sutton took time out of her busy schedule to visit the delighted children and help judge the stunning array of themed hats.

Upon viewing the selection of designs, the Mayor decided that picking a winner would be too difficult and it was agreed that each child would receive a prize for their hard work and creativity.

Whilst  children were able to stroke and hold a real Easter bunny brought in by a practitioner, parents were able to enjoy an Easter themed cake sale with all proceeds going to the mental health charity ‘Mind’.

Making plans to return to visit the children with her pet tortoises, Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Rosie Sutton said;

“It was a pleasure to attend Lime Grove’s Easter bonnet parade and picking a winner was simply impossible. I was very impressed with the nursery and it was lovely to see such happy and engaged children.”

Lime Grove Day Nursery Deputy Manager, April Hughes explained;

“The Easter bonnet competition was an amazing success and we are thrilled to have raised nearly £100 for Mind. We were overjoyed to have the Mayor with us and can’t thank her enough for attending.”

Lime Grove has adopted Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales which offers specialised services, advice and support to those living with a mental health problem, for a year-long fundraising drive.

“We aim to make a real difference when it comes to supporting worthy causes and Mind is reaching out to about 14 million people a year in the UK who are experiencing a mental health problem,” said Claire Heath, Nursery Manager.

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Money raised will fund the charity’s work including the Mind Infoline and campaigning to secure a better deal for everybody who experiences a mental health problem.