Lavenders Day Nursery raises vital funds for Australia bush fire victims
From creating and selling handmade cakes to collecting spare change where possible, colleagues and generous nursery families from Lavenders Day Nursery in Bedford have raised a grand total of £240 to help the victims of the ongoing Australian bush fires.
After witnessing the devastation being caused throughout the country, the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery in Bushmead Avenue decided to hold a fundraising day to support those affected, along with the 42 other Childbase Partnership settings, where a collective total of £5,000 has been raised for the cause, with donations still incoming.
Since September, fires have been burning across the country and are known to have claimed over 30 lives, 3,000 homes, more than 24 million acres of land and an estimated one billion animals, including kangaroos, koalas, wombats, possums and birds.
The funds raised by Childbase will now be donated to various charities which are supporting the local communities, animals and firefighters of Australia in hopes of making a difference.
Lavenders Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Jessica D’Arcy explained;
“We have all been deeply saddened by the news coming out of Australia and are delighted to be able to do our bit to help. Not only has this showcased a great sense of community spirit, but has opened up conversations with the children about fire safety. They have also been involved in the fundraising efforts and are hugely proud of the amount we have raised.”