Charity

Fundraising Together for Charity

Every year we ask our staff team and parents to choose a charity close to their hearts. This year Portland Nurseries will be supporting the local charity Shabang!

Many of our nursery parents with children who have additional needs receive continued support from Shabang! By raising money and awareness we can help ensure that Shabang! can continue their amazing work raising positive awareness and creative projects for children and young adults for years to come.

We hope that you will join Portland Nurseries in supporting this very special charity.

About Shabang!

Shabang! Inclusive Learning is based at The Watershed in Slaithwaite. Is a charity delivering and raising positive awareness through creative projects for children with additional needs. Shabang runs projects for children from babies to pre-school children with weekly sessions called Little Tiddlers. The Up Club drama club for children and young people with Down’s Syndrome, Better Together family events, arts and crafts events for girls and young women and digital photography project Pixel Mates for young adults with disabilities.

Why we fundraise at Portland Nurseries?

Fundraising at Portland Nurseries is not only about raising money but raising awareness, supporting a cause that we believe in; giving out a positive message; helping a charity that is close to our hearts; bringing our nursery community together, the parents, the children, relatives and the staff team.

It is about educating the children in our care. To teach them the importance of helping and respecting others, to understand the differences in the world around us. For many children it is a first step into forming their first communities. Demonstrating to the children the positive outcomes of fundraising not only for the charity but for themselves, how happy it can make you feel and of course having lots of fun helping others on the way.

Past charities we have supported

Candlelighters (2016-2017)

We are absolutely delighted to announce that over the last year Portland Nurseries has raised a grand total of £8,495 for our nominated charity Candlelighters, a local charity supporting families facing children's cancer in Yorkshire As a company, Portland Nurseries want to ensure that we do what we can to contribute financially to these worthwhile causes. Therefore, we will be doubling what we have raised this year, making that a fantastic grand total of £17,000.

On behalf of Portland Nurseries we would like to say a huge thank you for your generous donations. We truly value your support, enthusiasm and contributions.

http://www.candlelighters.org.uk/

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice (2011-2015)

Portland Nurseries have spent many years supporting local charity Forget Me Not Children's Hospice. Over the years we have raised in excess of £10,000 for the charity and we will continue to support them each Christmas with the "Toy Appeal".

http://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/

Water Aid (2005-2010)

From 2005-2010 we supported WaterAid which opened up numerous learning opportunities for the children that were incorporated in day to day activities at nursery.

http://www.wateraid.org/uk

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