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We believe it is very important the children understand how important charitable giving is and we teach the children that by raising money, awareness and resources we can help other people. Each year, we choose a different charity to support and have a fundraising event which all the children, parents and teachers get involved with. We also link our chosen charity to the school topic so the children will be learning about the chosen charity during their lessons at school.
The Lyla Nsouli Foundation
For our 2016 charity, Miss Daisy’s Nursery chose to support ‘The Lyla Nsouli Foundation’. Founded by a Miss Daisy’s 'family', the foundation works tirelessly to raise money to help fund research and raise awareness for a currently incurable form of brain cancer, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). The foundation’s aim is to improve the prognosis and eventually find a cure for this most rare and aggressive form of cancer.
To raise money, the children decorated exquisite silk scarves with butterfly patterns inspired by the charity’s logo and created bespoke hand painted beanbags which were available for parents to purchase.
In honour of 'The Lyla Nsouli Foundation', we had a magical evening at The Chelsea Gardener on Sydney Street that was attended by both the parents and teachers of our three schools. Surrounded by an abundance of beautiful blooms and butterflies, our guests enjoyed a delicious summer BBQ and cocktails catered for by neighbouring Chelsea restaurant, Bumpkin.
We are delighted to confirm that the silent auction raised a total of over £25,000. All of which will go towards helping the foundation with their research and awareness.
For more information on the charity please visit: http://www.lylansoulifoundation.org
Great Ormond Street Hospital
For 2015 we chose Great Ormond Street Hospital as the charity we wanted to support. Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is one of the top three paediatric centres in the world, receiving more than 240,000 patient visits a year from children from across the UK and worldwide. The hospital has more than 50 paediatric specialties - the widest range of any hospital in Britain. GOSH treats children with rare and complex conditions, and many of the patients suffer from life limiting or life threatening conditions.
We held a fantastic summer BBQ for all the Miss Daisy parents and the teaching staff at The Chelsea Gardener on Sydney Street. It was a very happy evening with a great atmosphere and it felt very special to have all the Miss Daisy’s parents and teachers together for an important cause. We had a silent auction and the total amount raised was £32,592.
A special message from the team at GOSH: Thank you all so much for your support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. It was a great pleasure to work with Miss Daisy’s Nursery School’s and of course, work with such generous and supportive individuals.
The Walkabout Foundation
For 2014 we supported The Walkabout Foundation
The children learnt all about wheelchairs and we had a visit from the team at the Walkabout Foundation who came to explain to the children all about the charity. This was followed by a walkabout in Battersea Park with all the children, teachers and parents. It was a very special day and wonderful for everyone to come together for such a great cause. By having the walkabout, Miss Daisy's Nursery was was able to give over 50 people the gift of mobility. We have also created a Miss Daisy's Cookbook in aid of the Walkabout Foundation with all proceeds going to the charity.
Henry Van Straubenzee Charity www.henryvanstraubenzee.com
In 2012 we supported the Henry Van Straubenzee Charity. We focused on Uganda at school, teaching the children all about life there for the Ugandan children, comparing their schools to ours, their diets, their homes and their need for clean water. Our aim was to raise money to help build water tanks for the children in Uganda. We organised a 'walk for water' in Battersea Park, this was attended by all the children, teachers and parents from both Miss Daisy's Schools. We managed to raise £10,000, the charity were absolutely thrilled and with Miss Daisy's donations they were was able to build a nursery school, new bathrooms, a large water tank outside the school and new tables and chairs for all the children. Outside the nursery school and water tanks, there are Miss Daisy's plaques. We also sponsor the Henry Van Straubenzee carol service which is held every year in St Luke's Church.
Walk for Water slideshow
In 2013 we supported Youth Sports Trust which is a charity that is passionate about making sport available for every child throughout England. We linked the sport topic into lessons at school and invited the parents to come and visit the children and talk to them about the importance of sport. For our fundraising event, we organised a fashion show in St Luke's Church where all the children from both schools got to be models. Their costumes were hand made by the teaching staff and we turned the aisle of the church into a catwalk. The parents were invited to make donations to the charity instead of paying for tickets and there was an auction following the fashion show where the parents had the opportunity to bid for canvas prints made by the children. The total amount raised by Miss Daisy's was £15,000.
Miss Daisy's Fashion Show slideshow
I am incredibly proud of Miss Daisy’s Nursery School and what we have managed to achieve with our fundraising events over the last ten years.