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Toddlers and pre-schoolers at a Bradford nursery handed over a cheque for £1,185.50 to a cancer charity on Wednesday 10th January.
The children of Wesley House Private Day Nursery and Pre-school in Idle raised an amazing amount of money for Cancer Research UK with a ‘Race for Life’ at their local park.
The youngsters put on their running shoes and joined their parents and nursery staff in a sponsored jog around Idle Recreation Ground to raise money for research into cancer treatment.
Wesley House Deputy Manager Charlotte Hargreaves said:
“We put lots of emphasis on outdoor activities at Wesley House, so we knew our little ones were up for the challenge of running around the park next to our nursery.
“Our amazing parents helped us to spread the word and collect funds, which led to us raising this fantastic amount.
“We’re so proud of our children and their families for the effort they put into our fundraiser, and we’re delighted to help Cancer Research UK carry out their invaluable work.”
Andy Jackson from Cancer Research UK visited the nursery on Cross Road in Idle to collect the cheque and present the children with a Certificate of Thanks.
Local Cancer Research Fundraiser Rachel Speight-McGregor said:
“It’s absolutely amazing that the children and staff of Wesley House were able to raise so much money for Cancer Research UK.
“To put this into context, around 90% of the donations we receive from the public are £10 or under, so the children really have done a brilliant job.
“The money raised by the Wesley House children will go towards helping our researchers beat cancer sooner, so we’re very grateful for their kind donation.”