The Busy Bees chain of nurseries from across the north east and Scotland chose CLIC Sargent as its Charity of the Year for 2013 and raised an incredible £15,356 in support of children and young people with cancer.
CLIC Sargent was nominated by Stacey Steehouder from the Fulwell Busy Bees, as her brother was once supported by the CLIC Sargent team at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Stacey and all staff members put a huge amount of effort into the fundraising activities each Busy Bees Nurseries organised, which included staff sitting in baked bean baths, quiz nights and the children taking part in pyjama days and sponsored walks.
One staff member from the Fulwell branch also joined the CLIC Sargent team for the Great North Run.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Dee Tyler said: “We are absolutely thrilled Busy Bees have made this wonderful contribution.
"We really appreciate the hard work and generosity that has gone in to raising the pounds – every penny raised will help provide vital support for children and young people with cancer, and their families.”
Staff get their wigs on Wig Wednesday!
Busy Bees branches also took part in Wig Wednesday 2013, CLIC Sargent's one big day in May when people across the UK get their wigs on to raise vital funds for children and young people with cancer.
The Busy Bees Fulwell branch has now signed up to take part in Wig Wednesday 2014 which takes place on 21 May!
Find out more
To find out how you and your school or nusery can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Dee Tyler on or email: firstname.lastname@example.org