Fundraising is a walk in the park for Glasgow nursery

Children at Kelvin Park Early Years Centre in Glasgow have raised £900 with a spring walk through Kelvingrove Park in support of young cancer patients.

Fundraising is a walk in the park for Glasgow nursery

The youngsters made flags to wave on their walk and were accompanied by parents, carers, staff and friends, all fundraising in support of a child from the area who has been diagnosed with leukaemia

Love and friendship

Naoimh Fleming, of the Parent Council, said: "At Kelvin Park Early Years, we all work hard year round to raise funds for additional activities and facilities for the nursery.

"This year, the parent group thought it would be a good idea to choose a charity which could benefit from funds raised at a separate event. CLIC Sargent was chosen as the first charity.

"A child who attends Kelvin Park is being treated for leukaemia, and has received support from CLIC Sargent along the way, so this is a cause very close to the hearts of all at Kelvin Park.

"We had hoped to raise a couple of hundred pounds with a sponsored walk, so to have raised over £900 has been staggering, and is testament to the love and friendship of the Kelvin Park family."

CLIC Sargent fundraising manager Rachael McLean said: "We are absolutely thrilled that the Kelvin Park Early Years Centre has made this wonderful contribution to our charity.

"We really appreciate the nursery's enthusiasm for fundraising and the generosity of the local community in supporting our work with young cancer patients."

Find out more

To find out how your school or nursery can help support children and young people with cancer, and their families, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Rachael Mclean on 0141 572 5706 or email: rachael.mclean@clicsargent.org.uk.

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