A time for giving

Christmas has definitely been a time for giving at High Bank Day Nursery.

This year, High Bank introduced a reverse advent calendar which rather than opening a door to get a chocolate or see a picture, you give something instead.

In this case, the nursery asked parents if they would donate a range of items each day so they could be given to local food banks – King’s Church in Darlington and Influence Church in Richmond.

Items requested included nappies, baby food, tinned goods, dried pasta, cereal, soup, shower gel, toothpaste, hand wipes and laundry powder.

Parents and staff responded fantastically to the appeal, far exceeding the expectations of the nursery.

Manager Zara Watkinson said: “We set up a drop-off point outside at the entrance to the nursery and we hoped that people would leave a few spare things in plastic boxes each day in the run-up to Christmas.

“We couldn’t believe it when we went to the boxes at the end of each day and they were full.

“People have been so generous and hopefully what we are donating to the food banks will make a big difference to people in need at Christmas.”

To find out more about High Bank Day Nursery, the nursery on a farm, please get in touch with us today.

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