Nursery Practitioners from Cambridge Skydive 13,000ft for Charity
Two nursery practitioners from Bright Horizons Cambridge Science Park Day Nursery and Preschool have taken part in a skydive at the Sibson Aerodrome in Peterborough, to raise money for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.
They raised over £800 through their fundraising efforts, exceeding their initial target. The skydive took place last Saturday when Nursery Assistant Clarissa and Room Leader Magdalena made the 13,000ft jump.
Clarissa, Nursery Assistant at Cambridge Science Park Day Nursery and Preschool said: “Taking part in this fundraising to help The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children is very special to me because of the crucial and transformative role that Bright Spaces can have. We wanted to do something big and memorable to help raise funds so that the Foundation can carry on the amazing work it does in helping vulnerable children.”
The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children is focused on improving the lives of vulnerable children and families experiencing crisis and disadvantage. Its Bright Spaces are enriching play environments for children impacted by domestic violence, abuse, homelessness, parental imprisonment, and ill health, and are designed to help children heal from trauma through play.
Magdalena, Room Leader at Cambridge Science Park Day Nursery and Preschool added: “Life has no limitations; except the ones you make! I am so happy to face my fears for such a worthy cause, the Foundation helps to bring a sense of normality to children facing extremely difficult situations.”
Last week saw the launch of a fundraising campaign for the Foundation when supporters were encouraged to show their appreciation and raise awareness by using the hashtag #LoveForABrightSpace on social media alongside images of heart celebration gestures. Children from Bright Horizons 300+ nurseries took part in heart-themed activities throughout the week. Alongside their skydive, Clarissa and Magdalena also took part in other fundraising activities, which included a cake sale and making and selling personalised fridge magnets.
You can donate to their Just Giving page here.