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The children and staff at Kiddi Caru’s Torquay day nursery supported the Snowflake Appeal run by Home-Start UK – the charity dedicated to supporting families with young children – with a day of snowflake themed fundraising fun during the week of 30 November.
The children and staff created a snow-storm in their reception area that incorporated Elmer the elephant and each child’s family was given a snowflake to add to the decorations. The nursery’s winter wonderland reception also featured a large inflatable snowman.
As part of the snowy celebrations the children enjoyed decorating a large snowflake coat for Elmer, playing with ice, glitter, gold and silver paint as well as sensory activities including creating cotton wool pictures. The nursery also held a fancy dress day and decorated snowflake biscuits.
Snowflake Appeal merchandising such as enamel pin badges, gift tags and Christmas cards were also available to purchase from the nursery to help raise funds.
The Snowflake Appeal, which runs from 1 November to 31 January, is fronted by TV’s Kirstie Allsopp and was launched by Home-Start in 2013. Funds raised by the Snowflake Appeal help to ensure that Home-Start’s volunteers based at 300 centres around the UK have the training and support they need to continue to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children.
Helen Churchill, Nursery Manager, said: “This year’s Snowflake Appeal was even better than last year and the children and staff all had a wonderful time. It is a great way to start the festive season while also raising funds for an extremely worthy cause. Our Winter Wonderland reception area is fantastic and we’ll be keeping this in place for a little while yet; we will all be sorry to take down the lovely sparkly lights and snowflakes!”