A colourful graduation for 20 children at Happy Jays Boroughbridge nursery has boosted funds for Yorkshire Cancer Centre by over £400.
Marking the occasion with a party for staff and children, the leavers, who will progress to local schools in the autumn, enjoyed a BBQ, disco and raffle.
The Yorkshire Cancer Centre is the fundraising arm of Leeds Cancer Centre at St James’s Institute of Oncology and provides specialist medical equipment, research and development and patient ‘home comforts’ to 2,000 patients each day.
Deputy nursery manager, Faye Sweeney, said:
The event celebrated the achievements of the children – some of whom have been with us since babies – and it has been wonderful to see them grow and develop into confident and social pre-schoolers.
We were pleased to support The Yorkshire Cancer Centre – which is particularly close to myself and my sister Holly Gudgeon, a preschool supervisor at the nursery, after treating our dad with radiotherapy.
Tony Gernon, MD of Happy Jays said:
As a business we are proud to put something back into our communities. The graduation was a resounding success and we hope that the children and their parents will look back fondly on their formative time with our nursery.