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Sudbury Hill superheroes raise money for a children’s bereavement charity

PUBLISHED: 08:00 13 November 2016

Aaron and Annelise from Busy Bees nursery help raise money for Winston's Wish

Aaron and Annelise from Busy Bees nursery help raise money for Winston's Wish

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Young superheroes at a Sudbury Hill nursery have raised £189 for a childhood bereavement charity.

Staff, parents and children from Busy Bees children’s nursery in Greenford Road have been raising money to support Winston’s Wish.

A whole host of events including a superhero dress up day has taken the total amount raised to £189.

There are plans for a ‘Bring and Buy’ sale in the upcoming months to further their fundraising efforts which will go towards funding specialist bereavement support programmes, practitioner-led therapeutic services, regional drop-in sessions and the charity’s National Helpline as well as the creation and publication of a book designed specifically for pre-school age children to help them cope with bereavement.

Tracy Bishop, manager of the nursery, said: “We’re very thankful that our parents are so supportive and have got behind the cause throughout the year. Winston’s Wish is a fantastic charity and no one person, especially a child, should have to suffer the loss of a family member or sibling in silence. For anyone unfortunate enough to suffer bereavement in their family, the vital support the charity provides can help to rebuild lives.”

Fergus Crow, CEO of Winston’s Wish, said: “We really cannot thank Busy Bees enough for their hard work and fundraising efforts so far this year.

“We’re delighted with the close relationship we’ve built with the Busy Bees staff, children and families. The synergy between their childcare and our bereavement support for children is evident and we hope to continue this relationship for many years to come.”


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