YOUNGSTERS at a Stalybridge nursery have been putting their best foot forward to raise £1,000 for the children’s ward at Tameside Hospital after being inspired by the legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore.
The group of 23 children, aged from four months to four years old, from the Grow Happy Childcare Nursery took part in the sponsored walk around Gorse Hall field.
Pippa Perks, deputy manager at the nursery, explained: “It was our senior members of staff who came up with the idea after being inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore.
“The charity walk he did around his garden and the amount of money he raised for the NHS was incredible and we wanted to do something similar in his memory.
“We thought that a walk would be the perfect way to honour his memory while at the same time also raising money for our local NHS.
“It took us about an hour to complete the walk. We let the children have a play for a bit while we were up there, and everyone really enjoyed themselves.
“The works the NHS have done, and continues to do, is something I’m sure everybody is grateful for and we are happy we were able to raise such a fantastic amount.
“The money will be donated to the children’s ward at Tameside Hospital. We’re not sure how they plan to use it but we know it will make a massive difference to young children who need it.”
Kerry Reede Field, head of midwifery and children’s services at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “How lovely of Grow Happy Childcare to think of us with their amazing fundraising efforts.
“I think Sir Tom would approve of their sponsored walk. This money will make such a difference to local children and their families.”
• Grow Happy Childcare offers 15 per cent discount to NHS and emergency service workers.
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