Archive for March, 2011

Supporting Help for Heroes

Today children, staff, parents and grandparents from ABC Nursery, Hednesford took part in a sponsored walk in aid of Help for Heroes. This was organised with the help of Andy Sawyer, a parent at the setting, who is himself taking part in the Big Battlefield Bike Ride for Help for Heroes in June. He will be cycling over 300 miles taking in many of the northern beaches of France where some of the most significant World War 2 battles were fought.

  The children and staff got involved by dressing in army uniforms and painting their faces in camouflage. The children took part in an assault course in the outdoor area of the nursery which involved crawling under camouflage netting, clinging onto the climbing wall, jumping off the sandpit and throwing balls into buckets.They also got the chance to colour in Union Jacks and pictures of soldiers. Songs from 1930’s provided background music whilst the children tucked into traditional British food – mince and potatoes followed by a specially prepared cake which had army soldiers and camouflage netting on it. Andy gave a presentation to the children and showed them his old uniforms, hat and medals – one lucky boy even got the chance to try it all on!

Andy also arranged a raffle with excellent prizes including a full valet donated by Polish Perfection. Over £300 has been raised so far from the raffle and sponsorship with more to come. Andy said “I can’t believe the response and I can’t thank the parents enough for getting so involved”. Fiona Myatt, director of ABC Nursery commented “As always, the parents have come up trumps by going out of their way to support the children and this charity. We are so proud of the children getting involved – it was great to see them getting so excited about the while event.”

If anybody would like to sponsor Andy please feel free to send your donation to the nursery or visit the charity website www.bmycharity.com/andysawyer1

Getting to grips with Army Uniform!

How smart am I?!

GI Jane times 2!!