Youngsters fundraising fun for Children in NeedBy Laura Herbert
November 22, 2012
Children across the borough took part in a range of activities from wearing crazy hats to throwing wet sponges to raise money for Children in Need.
Several nurseries were visited by Gary Sherwood from Great Little Movers, which offers movement and sport sessions, throughout last week.
He got soaked at Stepping Stones in Finchampstead, Hazebrouck in Arborfield, Merrydale in Wokingham and Happitots in Winnersh.
Kirsty Cordery, manager of Stepping Stones, in Nine Mile Ride which raised £52, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed throwing sponges at Gary.
“Some of them even practised in the bath the night before.”
Maria Harrington, business manager at Hazebrouck Day Nursery in Sheerlands Road, said: “They all had three sponges to soak him with which they thought was great fun.
“They were all laughing and giggling with each other whilst Gary got covered in water.”
The children and staff also took part in a Mad Hatters Day on Friday.
Happitots Nursery, in Winnersh Grove, held a cake sale on Friday and ran a ‘Where O Where is Pudsey’ competition on Facebook to raise money.
Children at Little Acorns Pre School, in Colleton Drive, Twyford, made and iced Pusdey Bear biscuits to raise money, while pupils at Crazies Hill Primary School, in Wargrave, wore a selection of crazy hats to school on Friday to celebrate the event.
Little ones at the Ambleside Centre, in Ambleside Close, Woodley, brought in and made hats on Friday, while children at Finches Pre School in Finchampstead wore spotty clothing and made Pudsey bear masks and cakes as well as bringing their teddy bears in.
Businesses also got involved with fundraising as staff and partners at Clifton Ingram Solicitors went to work in fancy dress and collected donations in Wokingham town centre during their lunch break on Friday.
Staff at Perforce Software, in Wellington Road, will also be holding breakfast and cake sales and a quiz on Friday, November 23, as well as an auction in aid of the charity on Thursday, November 29.
Children at Merrydale also dressed as superheros which helped them raise more than £1,000.
A cake sale and games at BritishEco in Oaklands Park, Wokingham, raised £209.22.