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Seven Nursery Practitioners Skydived 13,500ft in Memory of Nursery Manager

April 30, 2024

The team at Bright Horizons North Cheam Day Nursery and Preschool took to the skies over the weekend for a skydive, raising over £4,000 to create a Bright Space in memory of their Nursery Manager, Sarah, who passed away in October.

The skydive took place in Salisbury over the weekend where colleagues Olivia, Abi, Rachel, Paige, Zaharah, Caitlin, and Yasmin bravely made the 13,500ft jump for charity.

Yasmin, Deputy Manager at Bright Horizons North Cheam Day Nursery and Preschool said:

“It was a great achievement for me and the team to do the jump in memory of our wonderful manager Sarah who sadly passed away. Sarah was involved with opening a Bright Space which provided a safe place for vulnerable children and families who needed support.

“We felt inspired by her and wanted to carry on raising money for an important cause and to carry on the creation of Bright Spaces which are so important to so many families. We feel so proud of ourselves that the money raised will be used to open a Bright Space located in a police station in London to help put children at ease, so they are able to give the best evidence possible against perpetrators of abuse.”

The Foundation 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.

In 2024 the Bright Horizons Foundation will open its 100th Bright Space in the UK to support vulnerable children. To celebrate this milestone, the Foundation launched its 100 Your Way campaign, with a goal of raising £100,000. Whether people walk 100 miles, do 100 laps of an outdoor space, do 100 press ups, perform 100 acts of kindness, or sell 100 cakes, 100 Your Way is a year-long, 100-themed fundraiser, in which individuals, teams, workplaces and communities commit to fundraise towards this £100K target. Please visit our website for more details on the 100 Your Way campaign.

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