Bright Horizons open Bright Space in memory of much loved colleague
Date: 08 Dec 2015
Bright Spaces are the signature initiative of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, whose specific goal is to help children and families in crisis. Working with local communities, shelters and Bright Horizons clients, the Foundation are able to build stimulating spaces equipped with resourced bookshelves, games, toys and more for children of all ages. The Bright Space programme aims to create and support warm, enriching spaces within the community that provide children and families in need with a special place to play, have fun and most of all feel safe.
The Bright Space at Feltham Police station is located within the Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) suite where the Child Abuse Investigation Team (CAIT) investigate inter-family and personal abuse claims, often interviewing children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. The new space offers children a safe, comfortable environment while they are waiting to be interviewed. It has been fully resourced with a variety of age appropriate toys and games, a selection of soft furnishings, a coffee table and book stand.
The Bright Space was opened in the memory of Joan Elms, a valued member at Bright Horizons Acorns Nursery who sadly passed away in February 2012.
Tracy Wilkes-Green, Bright Horizons Foundation for Children Manager, said, “Everyone at Bright Horizons is overjoyed that we have been able to open a Bright Space in memory of Joan, it is heart-warming to see how her legacy will live on in such a special way. This Bright Space is also a continuation of our partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service, and helps us to support our shared purpose of making a positive difference in children’s lives.”