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Our Spring Play Date Fundraiser: Support Charlie and Starlight

As the blooms of spring begin to unfold, Chestnut House Nursery is buzzing with excitement for our upcoming Spring Play Date. Scheduled for Saturday, 16th March, from 9am to 1pm, this special event is not just a day of fun and games; it's a beacon of hope and support for one of our own cherished little ones, Charlie, and the incredible work done by Starlight, the UK's leading charity in bringing joy to children in hospitals and hospices through play.

Charlie's Courageous Journey

Just after celebrating his fourth birthday, Charlie faced an unimaginable challenge. Diagnosed with leukaemia, his life and that of his family changed overnight. Rushed to Addenbrookes Hospital, Charlie embarked on a daunting two-and-a-half-year chemotherapy regimen, known for its effectiveness but also for its potentially severe side effects.

True to the fears, Charlie's journey has been marked by significant hurdles, including prolonged hospital stays, intensive care, seizures, and temporary loss of mobility, speech, and sight. Yet, through this storm, Charlie's resilience shines bright, making remarkable progress and inspiring us all.

Our Mission for the Day

In solidarity with Charlie and countless children facing similar battles, our Spring Play Date aims to be more than a gathering. It's a mission to uplift, to support, and to contribute to a future where childhood cancer can be met with even more effective and less invasive treatments. Partnering with the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group, we pledge to make every moment of our event count towards this noble cause.

Here's What's in Store

  • Sponsored Readathon: A challenge for our little readers to discover how many books they can enjoy in a week. A celebration of imagination and a tribute to resilience.
  • Face Painting: Watch as our children transform into their favourite characters, animals, or designs, symbolizing the countless roles they play in our hearts.
  • Teddy Bears' Picnic: A heart warming gathering for our youngest attendees, because no one is too small to make a big difference.
  • Cake Sale: Indulge in homemade delights, where each bite contributes to a cause close to our hearts.
  • Sponsored Bike Ride: Our dedicated staff will keep the wheels turning on an exercise bike throughout the event, symbolizing our unending commitment to the journey ahead.

How You Can Help

Your presence at the Spring Play Date means the world to us and to the causes we support. But beyond joining us, you can make an impact by donating through the JustGiving links provided at the event and here;

Please donate to help children like Charlie via his Just Giving page or Starlight's page.

Every penny raised will go directly to supporting Charlie's ongoing needs and the life-changing work of Starlight.

As we come together in the spirit of community and hope, let us create a day that echoes with laughter, generosity, and the shared belief in a brighter tomorrow for children like Charlie. We look forward to welcoming you to Chestnut House Nursery for a day of joy, play, and meaningful support.

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