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Everybody was a winner when the Seabrook Day Nursery in Luton staged its annual sports day with races for all family members and fund-raising for terminally ill children.
Gold medals were handed out to all the children taking part as they raced and toddled to finishing lines but it was the father’s ‘four a side’ football match which generated the most heated competition.
As Deputy Manager, Emma Brodigan, explained ‘her’ team won the match by three goals to two from opponents, ‘Becky’s Team’, named after Seabrook Team Leader, Rebecca Geary.
“The fathers’ events are always hotly contested and provide a lot of fun for all the spectators. We are very lucky; our parents are enthusiastic and hugely supportive of all events at nursery,” said Emma. In addition to ‘brothers and sisters’ and ‘mums and toddlers’ races, there was a bouncy castle, face-painting by nursery practitioner Danielle McMullen, and a cake sale generating over £140 for the ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ charity which grants wishes to terminally ill children and supports their family.
Seabrook has committed to a year-long fund-raising campaign for the charity to help fund a Centre Parcs holiday for 45 families and their terminally ill children.
“This charity is particularly important to us all because we are surrounded by healthy, happy, and confident children every single day. We are sharing the magic our children make today with those in need of a holiday away from horrendous hospital treatments,” said Emma.