Torch relay at Harborough nursery raises money for Cancer Research UK

Torch relay at Harborough nursery raises money for Cancer Research UK

Little Angels children at their torch relay event.

After the excitement of Harborough’s Torch Relay earlier this month (July), children from Little Angels Day Nursery held their own Olympics style relay in the town.  Over 25 children from the pre-school room at the nursery took part in the charity relay on Friday 6th July, complete with their own Olympic torches.

Parents sponsored their children to take part in the fundraiser, which involved 5 teams of 3 year and 4 year olds running around the playground perimeter carrying their hand made Olympic torches. The event was originally scheduled to be held at the Logan Street park, but had to be relocated due to bad weather.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

Bridget Crane, owner of Little Angels Day Nursery, was pleased with the way that the event went, saying “Having already taken our children to see the torch relay in town, this was another great way of getting them more involved in the Olympics and understanding the idea behind the relay at the same time as raising money for a great cause.”

Nursery staff hope to raise over £200 as a result of the relay, which will go towards the fundraising total for a Harborough team who took part in Kibworth’s Relay for Life held earlier this month.  The team, known as Cheryl’s Super Troopers, walked at the 24 hour event in memory of Cheryl Taylor, of Warwick Close in Harborough who died of cancer last year aged 42. Cheryl was also a good friend of nursery owner Bridget.

 “I am very grateful to the children, parents and staff at Little Angels for playing their part in our fundraising efforts,” comments Cheryl’s husband Phil, who also took part in the Three Peaks Challenge in May. “Cancer Research UK is a fantastic cause and it’s great to see people of all ages getting involved.”

 The Relay for Life is a 24 hour charity walk in aid of Cancer Research UK, which takes place at locations across the UK during the summer months. Despite extremely wet and muddy conditions, the Kibworth event was held on 7th and 8th July at Kibworth and Smeeton Football Ground.

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