Kiddi Caru Whiteley Sparkles For Home-Start’s Snowflake Appeal
The children and staff at Kiddi Caru’s Whiteley day nursery supported the Snowflake Appeal run by Home-Start UK – the charity dedicated to supporting families with young children – with a week of snowflake themed fundraising fun last week.
Throughout the week the children dressed up as snowflakes, baked snowflake cakes and biscuits, painted snowflakes, did messy snow play with fluffy mud and ice play with artic animals and also made their own igloos. They also helped the staff decorate the nursery’s reception area to create a magical Winter Wonderland.
Snowflake Appeal merchandising such as enamel pin badges, gift tags and Christmas cards were also available to purchase from the nursery to help raise funds.
The Snowflake Appeal, which runs from 1st November to 31st January, is fronted by TV’s Kirstie Allsopp and was launched by Home-Start in 2013. Funds raised by the Snowflake Appeal help to ensure that Home-Start’s volunteers based at 300 centres around the UK have the training and support they need to continue to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children.
Theresa Birch, Regional Manager at Kiddi Caru, said: “This year’s Snowflake Appeal was even better than last year and the children and staff all had a wonderful time. It is a great way to start the festive season while also raising funds for an extremely worthy cause. Our Winter Wonderland reception area is fantastic and we’ll be keeping this in place for a little while yet; we will all be sorry to take down the lovely sparkly lights!”