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Sandhurst pre-schoolers get creative to help seriously ill children


Sandhurst pre-schoolers have raised nearly £136 to keep a children’s helicopter ambulance in the air following a day of creativity at Greengables Day Nursery in Owlsmoor.

The fund-raising day – dubbed ‘Wellies for Hellies’ – involved all ages at the day nursery in Yeovil Road, in creating a design for a pair of wellington boots using paint and stickers which were then entered into a competition.

Winners Maya Andrews (4) and Ollie Mitchell (2) scooped the top prizes of festive chocolate treats which were presented by Greengables Manager, Jen Shipton.

“All the designs were wonderful which made choosing just two winners very difficult indeed. We all thoroughly enjoyed the activity,” she said praising parents for their generous and enthusiastic support.

Other fund-raising activities included ‘coppers for choppers’ being placed in a wellington boot in reception and the sale of biscuits shaped on the theme.

The cash raised will go to the Children’s Air Ambulance, the only UK dedicated service flying critically ill children and babies by helicopter to the specialist and life-saving care they need. Greengables has adopted the charity for a year of fund-raising. “This charity is particularly important to us as we are surrounded by healthy, happy, and confident children every day. It is impossible for us to imagine their lives being put at risk because there is only one children’s air ambulance serving the entire country, which is entirely dependent on charitable donations,” said Jen Shipton.

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