Nursery staff boost charity

STAFF from two nurseries have raised more than �800 for charity after walking the length of town in a sponsored race.

STAFF from two nurseries have raised more than �800 for charity after walking the length of town in a sponsored race.

The event on Saturday saw 27 members of staff from the Just Learning nursery in Rushmere, dressed as football supporters, walk to the nursery in Pinewood.

Around 13 members of staff from Rushmere, who were dressed up as characters from Fame, also walked to the Rushmere branch at the same time, and then both groups had to undergo a treasure hunt.

The Pinewood group was crowned the winner, just beating Rushmere by five minutes by finding the treasure (Easter eggs) first.


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Kerry Balaam, deputy manager of the Rushmere group, said: “It went really well. We started at our own nurseries and had a race to get to the other nursery. The walk was about four or five miles so we met up half way by the University Campus Suffolk and had a rest.

“Unfortunately we lost but it was a good team building exercise.”

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The money raised will be given to Comic Relief.

Are you taking part in a charity event? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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