Church Crookham staff members climb highest peaks for Foundation
Date: 19 Sep 2018
Four staff members at Bright Horizons Church Crookham Day Nursery and Preschool in Fleet, Hampshire recently climbed the three highest peaks of England, Scotland and Wales to raise money for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.
The team covered a walking distance of 23 miles and total ascent of 10,052 feet. They were accompanied by Bright Horizons health and safety mascot Candy Floss, with more than £2,000 being raised.
“Candy Floss went to keep them safe on the mountains and to make sure they were eating and drinking enough,” said Gemma Butler, nursery manager. “He even did some yoga at the top of Ben Nevis.”
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.
About Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Bright Horizons® is trusted to provide children and families with exceptional care, education and family solutions. With over 300 nurseries and preschools in the UK and Ireland, and a wealth of experience, we’re proud to be recognised for excellence in childcare and early education.
We invest our time, focus and resources into creating specially designed nurseries that provide rich learning and play environments, empowering children to be happy and confident with a love of learning and ready for school.
It is Bright Horizons’ mission to continue to make a positive difference to children, families and employers, and to provide the highest quality care and early education.
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Ross Armour, Public Relations and Engagement Executive