Lorraine Legacy Bright Space Opens
The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children officially opened the first of two Bright Spaces with the Depaul charity in Brent on 26th June. The Bright Spaces provide beautiful play environments for homeless mothers and children, who are being supported by Depaul.
The Bright Spaces will be used by homeless single mothers and their young children, providing opportunities to play, learn, relax and develop friendships. They have been set up in memory of Lorraine Thompson, by her twin sister Karren. Lorraine was employed in Bright Horizons’ nurseries for more than 20 years, and was passionate about helping families through the Bright Space programme. Karren, her colleagues, friends, and Bright Horizons nursery families raised over £9,000 to support the cost of the project, supplemented by a grant from the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.
Karren said, “It means a great deal to me and the rest of my family to open these Bright Spaces in memory of Lorraine. Most important of all, we can continue to make a difference to vulnerable children and families in her name. I know Lorraine would be so proud.”
The Bright Space was officially opened by Mayor Cllr Arshad Mahmood, and celebrated with a garden party for children, families, staff and volunteers.