02 December 2016
Staff at Bright Horizons at 44 St Swithin Nursery in Aberdeen climbed Bennachie on November 6th to raise money for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.
Joined by health and safety mascot Candy Floss, the staff climbed a total of 1,733 feet and raised £855 for the foundation.
Parents had been asked to add the name of their child’s favourite character inside a box that staff then drew from. The name of the character determined who or what each staff member would dress up as to climb the hill. Characters on the day included Scooby Doo, Mickey Mouse and Mulan.
“My personal highlight was to see the team wait near the top to wait for others to ‘catch up’ to ensure the whole team reached the top together,” said Nursery Manager Vicky Bowman.
Set up in 2005, the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children’s sole purpose is to help children and families in crisis. They achieve this by working with local community groups, shelters and with Bright Horizons clients to create Bright Spaces®, which are indoor and outdoor play spaces located in homeless shelters, domestic violence refuges and refugee centres.
The spaces are created in order to provide children and families in need with a special place to play, have fun and most of all feel safe.