Charity brings attention to the most serious issues because it fosters a sense of community and purpose, most people want to help those around them. Charity is important because it raises awareness of issues and gives donors the power to do something about them. Sharing the experience of donating to charity with children shows them from a young age that they can make positive changes in the world.
Children naturally love to help others, so nurturing their innate generosity is likely to mean that they grow up with a greater appreciation of what they have, and will carry on supporting charity in years to come.
Each year we choose a charity to support through our fundraising events. This year we have chosen to support is the Yorkshire Children’s Centre as our main nominated charity for 2021-2022. https://yorkshirechildrenscentre.org.uk/
IMPROVING LIVES; INSPIRING CHANGE
Modern society is full of social challenges and opportunities.
Our vision is a future where everyone in Kirklees has the opportunity for a better life.
We will of course be supporting other National charities such as Children in Need and other causes close to staff and children in the setting too.
Upcoming Charity events ……
Portland House Nursery
We will also be looking to support local wildlife rehabilitation charities. As part of our curriculum we would like for our preschool and fun club children to form links with them and see how we can support over the coming year e.g. volunteer in the holidays and organise some visits we will have a focus on exploring and teaching the children on how to help our planet and local wildlife, being kind to animals and how to care for them. This will fit beautifully with our green flag award, community and wellbeing being projects whilst raising awareness and following on from all our work attaining the RSPB wild gold award.
Saturday 13th November ‘Sponsored litter pick’ Fundraising for Meltham Wildlife Rescue, helping to clean up the canal. This however, is no ordinary task as our team of pickers will be in full fancy dress whilst collecting litter. We will be setting off after nursery on from Milnsbridge and seeing how far and how many bags of litter we can collect whilst dressed as a very attractive cleaning crew!
Our Eco committee in the fun club have been busy brainstorming their ideas for charity events for the Autumn term full details to follow.
‘Wear your hat to nursery day’ on Thursday 14th October.
We have organised a The sillier the hat the better, all donations are in support of Alopecia awareness.
Christmas Cards – Mini Me Cards the children will be designing their own charity Christmas cards to which donations will
Monday 4th of October to Sunday 10th - Fundraising activities for Yorkshire Children’s Centre.
Baby room ‘Share stories with family and friends’
We are asking for your family and friends of our babies to read as many stories to your little one as they can in the short space of a week. It could be the same story over and over or a variety of books to expand their smiles, vocabulary, enjoyment.
Toddlers ‘Locate 10 x rhyming items – E.G. sock -lock’
We are asking is for you along with your child to locate 10 rhyming items within your home. Please don’t stop at ten if you can find more.
Preschool 30 rhyming items found/seen around your home or local area E.G. Gate/Plate and 20 items that fit together/combine E.G. Salt and Pepper.
We are asking is for you along with your child to locate the items listed above, we are very excited to see the variety of rhyming and matching objects you can find. Enjoy searching!
Monday 4th of October to Sunday 10th
We are doing a food bank collection for Harvest Festival
“In our community, many people rely on our foodbank not only to feed themselves but their families too. Often, they have nowhere else to turn and without our support would go hungry. But we can't provide our food packs without the support of the community. Harvest Festival is the main time of year when our stocks are replenished, preparing for the busy winter months will be The seasons may change, but our community support remains strong and constant.
We will also be doing children in need and a Christmas fundraiser at our Stay and Play, further details to follow.
A few words from the Fun club children
“Charity is important so we can help people in our community”
“Charity is where people can get free or cheaper things if you can’t afford it”
“We need charity so homeless people can eat, drink and survive”
“People use charity to get something for less or for free and to be able to help people”