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Jeffrey’s Corner in Dukinfield have been collecting for their local foodbank. The nursery located on Jeffreys Drive, set up a collection point by the entrance of the nursery so that staff, children and parents could drop their donations off. Donations of different varieties were collected such as tinned goods, pasta, soups, puddings etc. The children had a small tour of the centre and talked a bit about who may need extra support in our community.
Vicky Bamford, Nursery Manager said “It’s important for us to become involved in groups like the foodbank, it enables us to teach the children about compassion for others and also to give back to the community. We’ve had a great response and look forward to helping the foodbank again in the coming future”.
The Tameside East foodbank rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. From April 2014 to March 2015 Tameside East Foodbank gave out parcels of 3 days food to 3,494 people (2,361 adults and 1,133 children). The weight of food distributed during this period was just over 30 tonnes, all donated by individuals, local churches (all faiths) and businesses.
Trisha Jarman, Project Manager from the Dukinfield foodbank, said “Tameside East Foodbank very much appreciates the support given by Jeffrey's Corner Nursery as all the food donated goes to help feed people in need in their local community. It is brilliant that you are encouraging the children to be aware of others who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Children need to be aware that life isn't always fair and that sometimes we need to help other people. You can make a difference, it doesn't matter how old or young you are! Thank you”.
In addition to this, the nursery also held a Christmas Fair on Saturday 28th November with lots of activities including Santa’s Grotto, raffle, face painting, tombola, cupcake decorating & more. The Dukinfield nursery raised over £700 which was all in aid of Tameside East Foodbank as well as the Harebell Suite at Tameside Hospital.
Jeffrey’s Corner Dukinfield nursery, part of the Kids Planet Group, is based on Jefferys Drive in Dukinfield located in a residential area. Children are always there primary focus and the nursery has been developed to provide each of the different age groups with separate areas that have stimulating colours running throughout, creating areas for children to explore and discover through play. With secure combination lock secure door, CCTV in each room and an intercom system as standard, safeguarding the children is an utmost priority at the nursery.
For more information contact the Nursery Manager, Vicky Bamford, on 0161 308 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.kidsplanetdaynurseries.co.uk