Terrific toddlers raise money for charity
Pint-sized fundraisers from Little Robins Day Nursery in Upton, Wirral, have shown their caring side by raising over £500 for charity.
Nursery children raised the splendid sum for Ronald McDonald House Arrowe Park – the free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families who have children being treated at Arrowe Park Hospital.
The budding philanthropists achieved their feat by organising events at Little Robins Day Nursery last year including an Easter egg hunt and a Christmas card sale.
Accompanied by teachers Gaynor Dudley and Tammy Ellams, the children visited the Ronald McDonald House last week (Thursday 5 February 2015) to present their donation to grateful staff member Megan Owen.
Megan Owen says: “We rely on the support of the local community and were all delighted to receive such a generous donation from these kind and enterprising young children. Our thanks, too, go to the grown-ups at Little Robins Day Nursery who gave them a little help along the way.”
For more information about Ronald McDonald House Arrowe Park visit www.rmhc.org.uk/arrowepark.
For further information please contact:
Alex Goldup, T. 020 7250 8291 M. 07791 765 915
Francesca Seabourne, T. 020 7250 8287 M. 07944 190 674
Notes to Editors
- Picture caption:
Megan Owen from Ronald McDonald House Arrowe Park (far left) with staff and children from Little Robins Day Nursery
Credit: Kevin Coverley
- Ronald McDonald House Arrowe Park is run by Ronald McDonald House Charities - an independent charity that provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK. It enables seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and allows them to maintain a degree of normal family life.
- There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses in the UK and in 2014 they helped support over 6,000 families with children in hospital.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities relies on the generosity of supporters and fundraisers, including McDonald’s customers, without whom it would be unable to continue its work.
- The Charity was founded in 1989 and has been keeping families together for more than 25 years.