Worthing-based nursery raises money for disadvantaged children

Martin Pace (centre) with his children, Leila, four, and Charlie, three 'lp300814pw06

Martin Pace (centre) with his children, Leila, four, and Charlie, three 'lp300814pw06

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A NURSERY organised a sponsored pier to pier walk in aid of a children’s charity.

Staff from Reflections Nursery, in Richmond Road, Worthing, walked the 12 miles from Brighton Pier to Worthing Pier, along with parents and friends.

One parent, Paul Rouse ran the distance arriving 90 minutes before the main group.

Martin Pace, the nursery’s director, said: “We like to choose a charity and raise as much as we can over a year or two and Children on the Edge is a very worthy cause. It was a fantastic day bringing together nursery staff, families, friends and children. We had a party in the nursery garden afterwards and raised money from donations from parents.”

Based in Chichester, Children on the Edge gives hope, and aims to return childhood, to children leading lives in barren, difficult places.

The nursery set out to raise £1500 from the day. Donations are still coming in and the nursery hopes to meet its target.

The Reflections staff have a strong fundraising background. Between 2007 and 2009, they raised £20,000 to build a school in Ghana, for the charity, Plan UK.

For more information about the nursery, visit www.reflectionsnurseries.co.uk/